VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact.
We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.
Early Stage InnovatorsWe work directly with a variety of early stage innovators to help them bring their ideas to market through workshops and training, coaching and mentoring, funding and awards.
Faculty InitiativesWe support faculty in developing programs that cultivate student innovators and promote institutional change through grants, workshops, training, and conferences.
I&E NetworksWe create and build networks to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, both nationally and within individual organizations and schools.
$10MM+IN GRANTS TO TEAMS OF STUDENT INVENTORS & ENTREPRENEURS
$10MM+IN GRANTS TO FACULTY TO TRANSFORM I&E EDUCATION
1,700+TEAMS OF INNOVATORS HAVE WORKED WITH US
750+VENTURES HAVE EMERGED FROM OUR GRANTS OR TRAINING
Ideas & Impact
Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students
To build a diverse pipeline of I&E innovators, we must recruit students from underrepresented groups into STEM and help them persist. Mentoring is part of the answer here. We spoke with mentoring expert Becky Wai-Ling Packard about how to design an effective mentoring initiative.Read more
Three Things We Can Do to Make Entrepreneurship More Inclusive
Science- and technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship is rightly seen as a fundamental driver of American prosperity, but underrepresentation of women and people of color occurs along every step of the I&E process. Here are three practical things we can do.Read more