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.
Celebrating Danielle Boyer, an Eco-Friendly Robotics Trailblazer
We’re spotlighting Danielle Boyer, founder of robotics education startup The STEAM Connection and winner of our 2022 Sustainable Practice Impact Award.
Screw Ideas: How To Fix the Flaws of Ideation-Focused I&E
Learn how the Screw Ideas manifesto’s radical approach to I&E education can help you redesign your curriculum.
How Funding Can Kickstart Student Innovation on Campus
Learn how VentureWell support helped three grantees introduce students to scientific innovation to solve social and environmental challenges.
How Dr. Gilda Barabino Plans To Make Science Accessible to All
Dr. Gilda Barabino, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, believes that science can solve the world’s greatest challenges.
5 Strategies for Startups Navigating an Uncertain Supply Chain
Our experts offer five tips to help early-stage startups manage global supply chain disruptions.
Three Lessons Young Innovators Can Learn from Theranos’ Mistakes
Christina Tamer offers guidance on how early-stage startups can avoid making business and ethical mistakes.