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Five Ways Early-Stage Inventors are Tackling the Global Water Crisis

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Water. It’s essential to life, yet it’s quickly becoming a precious resource – and not just in developing countries. According to the United Nations World Water Day initiative, nearly 1 billion people live without a safe water supply close to home. From increased demand to inadequate infrastructure to climate change, the complex water crisis is […]

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Determining the “What, Why and How” of the Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Conversation with VentureWell’s Phil Weilerstein and Thema Monroe-White

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The concept of the Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) is gaining traction within higher education. There is a growing community focused on developing courses, trainings, workshops, degree programs, and minors that foster EM as well as research around the the best way to define, measure, and assess its impact. There’s a growing consensus that it is feasible […]

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John Warner on Green Chemistry’s Golden Opportunity for S&T Students

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Green chemistry is evolving to respond to a host of health and environmental challenges. Like most complex social issues, future science and technology professionals and entrepreneurs will be charged with addressing these problems through innovation. They will have their work cut out for them, but there will be tremendous demand for their solutions. According to […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Pritpal Singh

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This week we continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network that are doing good work—faculty members that are challenging norms in higher education. Next up is Pritpal Singh from Villanova University.

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Innovating How We Support Early Stage Student Innovators

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In the spring of 2015, faculty at University of Virginia noticed that very few student entrepreneurial projects actually continued beyond the formal programs. Here’s how they changed that.

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Faculty Spotlight: Joe Tranquillo

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Next in our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network doing good work is Joe Tranquillo from Bucknell University.

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Eight Great I&E Class Exercises

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Looking for inspiration for innovation & entrepreneurship exercises you can use in class? Here are eight great ones from faculty in the VentureWell network.

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Applying Lean Startup Methodology in Developing Countries

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Lean startup is becoming a pervasive part of entrepreneurial communities, but hasn’t been applied extensively to social innovation for developing economies. Why not?

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How Innovation & Entrepreneurship Will Change in 2017

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As we kick off 2017, there is no doubt that entrepreneurship is flourishing. Here are five emerging areas that deserve deeper attention in the coming year.

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Faculty Spotlight: Ruth Ochia

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This week we continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network that are doing good work—faculty members that are challenging norms in higher education. Next up is Ruth Ochia from Temple University.

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15 I&E Books for Your Holiday Reading List

Looking for some innovation and entrepreneurship holiday reading? Here’s what a cross-section of entrepreneurship educators from around the country are interested in today.

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The VentureWell List: 2016

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2016 was a banner year at VentureWell, and 2017 is shaping up to be even more exciting. Here’s a quick summary of how we helped grow innovation and entrepreneurship in 2016.

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Faculty Spotlight: Magda Lagoudas

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Our on-going series on educators within the VentureWell network doing good work focuses on Magda Lagoudas, Executive Director of Industry/Nonprofit Partnerships and Instructional Associate Professor at Texas A&M University.

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Growing Your Institution’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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Is there some secret sauce you can add to your campus and voila, you’ve got a fully formed I&E ecosystem? We talked with faculty and administrators on integrating I&E into engineering education on their campuses.

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Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students

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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at VentureWell!


We’d like to take a moment to give heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes VentureWell happen: Our funders and partners for their indispensable support The brilliant people who participate in our programs with whom we always feel lucky to work All the stakeholders in the greater community working to push invention & entrepreneurship forward And […]

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