Mentorship Makes the Difference for Aspire Participants
A transformative part of the Aspire program is the networking, peer-to-peer learning, guidance, and expertise participants receive from working directly with mentors.
Shaping the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Deshpande Symposium
Last year, almost 200 academics, policy planners, and practitioners across the innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) higher education ecosystem convened at Arizona State University for the…
Protecting Patient Privacy: Acorn Genetics Is Revolutionizing DNA Testing
Max Derbyshire, COO of Acorn Genetics, shares how the E-Team Program and the Aspire investor-engagement program advanced his innovation.
The Inventor Series Sponsored By Qualcomm: Featuring CurveAssure
Evan Haas and Antony Fuleihan, CEO and CFO of CurveAssure, describe how Qualcomm’s Innovator Stipend Program helped in allowing them to file their first provisional patent.
OPEN 2024 Deserves a Spot on Your Spring Calendar—Here Are Three Reasons Why
Still considering whether you might attend OPEN this year? Here’s what you missed at OPEN 2023.
Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid with Stress Tests
Frightened to fail? Face your fears! Use our free stress test to identify your startup’s vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans.
Beyond the Classroom: Challenging the Traditional Teaching Model for Engineering Students
Bayo Ogundipe, professor and head of the engineering department at James Madison University, shares his approach to introducing engineering students to the global nature of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, with the support of our Course & Program Grants.
Five Most Highly Rated OPEN 2023 Breakout Sessions
These five workshop sessions were rated by OPEN 2023 attendees as having “extremely” valuable content and as being “extremely” engaging.
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.