Years ago, Alizabeth Sanchez and Sandra Pedraza knew that innovation and entrepreneurship could play a role in Puerto Rico’s emergence from economic crisis. But where to start?
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 […]
“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Change is hard. Leading change efforts is even harder, and not for everyone. Yet as part of […]
Let’s say you have an idea. You think it’s clean tech, and it’s going to improve lives around the world. Now step back for a moment: is it really clean? What are the environmental impacts of the innovation? What materials are used in production? What happens when the product is disposed of? VentureWell has produced […]
If you’re a champion of entrepreneurship education, you know how challenging it can be to get other faculty and administrators to share your vision and passion. The biggest challenge, other than overcoming biases, often comes down to the perennial question, “What is entrepreneurship?” I’ve been in meetings and at events where definitions range from “venture […]
what makes for a great teacher? a passion for learning This week we continue our series on educators within the VentureWell network. These educators are challenging norms in higher education and inspiring students to impact the world through invention. This month’s faculty spotlight is Mary Raber, Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College Director, […]