No Stone Unturned: KLAW Industries Is Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Concrete
Jacob Kumpon, co-founder of KLAW Industries, discusses his journey as an entrepreneur with the support of the E-Team Program.
Training Future Problem Solvers Through Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking
Carlee Bishop, faculty director of the data analysis and communication master’s degree and professor of physics at Agnes Scott College, discusses her approach to integrating design thinking into human-centered design with the support of our Course & Program Grants.
The Inventor Series Sponsored By Qualcomm: Featuring Haley Noelle of 3D-OPS
Haley Noelle, CEO of 3D Organic Polymer Silk (3D-OPS), describes how Qualcomm’s Innovator Stipend Program helped develop her technology and earn important validations.
Sarah Says: How To Leverage School Breaks To Advance Your Innovation
Welcome to Sarah Says, a series by VentureWell Program Officer Sarah Wharmby. Sarah will address commonly asked questions raised in our E-Team Program workshops, Pioneer…
Reskilling: READI Is Gamifying Workforce Training Through a Virtual Reality Learning Platform
Elissa Russell, CEO and founder of READI, and Timesha Brooks, COO of READI, share their unique path to entrepreneurship with the support of the E-Team Program.
From End Zone to Market: Reaction Technologies Tackles ‘Heads Up’ Concussion Safety
Brandon Martin, CEO of Reaction Technologies, shares his unique path to entrepreneurship with the support of the Aspire program.
Teaching the Value of Waste
Course & Program grantee and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas Taryn Mead offers advice for faculty seeking ways to integrate waste stream innovation into their courses.
Celebrating Sylvia Robles, Our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee
Dr. Sylvia Robles from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was named our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Award winner.
Sarah Says: How To Find the Right Mentor
Sarah Wharmby offers advice for early-stage innovators on developing and maintaining mentor relationships.
13 Class Activities To Stimulate Inventor-Entrepreneurs
Inventor entrepreneurs are benefiting from cutting-edge I&E classroom exercises used by VentureWell’s Course & Program Grants 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.