12 Class Activities To Stimulate Inventor-Entrepreneurs
Inventor entrepreneurs are benefitting from cutting-edge I&E classroom exercises used by VentureWell’s faculty grant recipients.
Inspiring Sustainable Design: Circular Economy—Design for a Lifetime
To help faculty engage students in green design methods, we spotlight key exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability course.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Find out how to provide mentorship to students who may not feel like they belong in innovation and entrepreneurship.
At-Home DNA Testing: A Q&A with Ana Cornell of Acorn Genetics
Hear from Ana Cornell about her E-Team Acorn Genetics, which is developing a low-cost, at-home DNA testing kit that enables users to privately test for genetic conditions.
Combating Cardiac Arrest: A Q&A with Heather Holman of Heartbeat Technologies
Hear from Heather Holman about her E-Team Heartbeat Technologies, which is working to treat patients experiencing cardiac arrest by increasing blood flow to the heart.
Inspiring Sustainable Design: Green Materials—How To Build Better
Learn how to teach students to incorporate green materials into their inventions with exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability.
Sarah Says: What Customer Discovery Approach Is Right for You?
Sarah Wharmby defines the different types of customer discovery interviews early-stage innovators can use.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Engagement at Community Colleges and Beyond
Learn how community colleges welcome and encourage entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds—and how you can, too.
Inspiring Sustainable Design: Biomimicry—Using Nature’s Blueprints
Faculty can use biomimicry to teach sustainable design principles to students who are looking to solve the challenges of the climate crisis.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Storytelling To Foster Belonging and Inclusion
Learn how to cultivate a sense of belonging through storytelling in your classroom by utilizing stories from mentors and teaching students how to tell their own.
What Is Non-Dilutive Funding and Why Is It So Important for Early-Stage Innovators?
When you’re just starting out as an early-stage innovator, the number of funding opportunities can be overwhelming. Learn how non-dilutive funding can be right for your venture.
How To Connect Design Students to Sustainability
Course & Program grantee Mateo Neri offers advice for faculty seeking ways to integrate sustainable principles into their courses.
Sarah Says: Mapping Three Paths for Student Innovators
Welcome to Sarah Says, a new series by VentureWell Program Officer Sarah Wharmby. Sarah will address commonly asked questions raised in our E-Team workshops. Our…
Cultivating Inclusivity: How To Infuse Belonging in Your Classroom
We’re unpacking how the innovation and entrepreneurship community can bring a sense of belonging to higher education by starting in the classroom.
Cultivating Inclusivity: The Impact of Belonging on Student Success
Our Cultivating Inclusivity article series takes a deep dive into one of the most talked-about topics at OPEN 2022: the concept of belonging in higher…
AeroShield: How early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship
Learn how early-stage support helped E-Team AeroShield Materials shift their thinking from researchers to entrepreneurs.
9 ways to help startups write a winning grant application
If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition.
Studying the Impact of STEM Entrepreneurship Programs: The Why and How
Sarah Zappe and Stephanie Cutler share research highlighting the challenges of studying the impact of STEM entrepreneurship programs on individuals—and why we need to do more.
inventing solutions to prevent ocean pollution
Despite ominous data about the harmful impact – and volume – of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue.