Rethinking Pitch Competitions: Create Value, Not a Spectacle
VentureWell Director of Venture Development, Eli Velasquez offers insights on how to develop pitch competitions that provide maximum support to startups.
Innovator Spotlight: Sidney Collin of De Oro Devices
Sidney Collin of E-Team, De Oro Devices, has complemented her technical background with business and entrepreneurship skills.
How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives
Challenging assumptions is a valuable process for any venture, and one that entrepreneurs should not be afraid to embrace.
4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education
We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow’s entrepreneurs about ethics.
7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking
We curated a fresh new list of cutting-edge class exercises to incorporate into innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum.
Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University
Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities.
Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics
Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics has developed a solar-powered device to use during nylon production to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success
We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital.
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.
4 Ways to Support Early-Stage Innovators Beyond the Classroom
In this article, we explore the types of support early-stage innovators need most, and highlight tools to assess the impact of resources.
Access to Low-Cost Tools for Scientific Discovery: A Conversation with Schmidt Futures’ Tom Kalil
What if everyone had access to low-cost, high-quality, and easy-to-use tools for scientific discovery? Tom Kalil from Schmidt Futures is trying to find out.
Faculty Spotlight: Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University
Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University is working to transform entrepreneurship education to focus on executing ideas, not just ideation.
Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity
Julie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Faculty Spotlight: Gary Brooking from Wichita State University
Gary Brooking from Wichita State University helps students develop a mindset that is open to understand broader issues to better solve problems.
Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions?
In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, we put together a quick-reference guide on the role IP rights play in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions
We spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.
Innovator Spotlight: Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of Burnflex
Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of E-Team Burnflex has changed how she thinks about inventing by first considering customer pain points.
OPEN 2019: Engaging, Inspiring, and Transforming the I&E Ecosystem
The VentureWell OPEN 2019 conference was one for the books. Here’s a photo essay highlighting the engaging and inspiring conference.