the real-world value of industry-university partnership
From climate change to cancer treatment, the value of university-industry partnership leads to pioneering solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
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.
how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19
We’ve unpacked how early-stage science- and technology-based entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times.
3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems
During our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems.
the show must go on: what we learned from producing our first virtual conference
Looking to put together a virtual conference? We outline how we produced virtualOPEN to help you plan your online event.
COVID-19 can’t stop us: behind-the-scenes of virtualOPEN 2020
Due to the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, we transformed our annual in-person conference into our first-ever virtualOPEN live event. Take a look behind-the-scenes.
why science matters and how government can amplify its impact
The Day One initiative focuses on opportunities for the science and tech community to inform nonpartisan agenda-setting on critical issues in the US.
the role universities play in startup ecosystem development
We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs.
how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education
According to Tom Katona, collaboration in entrepreneurship education is similar to the process of building a successful startup team.
industry and university collaboration: how partnership drives innovation
Industry and university collaboration produces groundbreaking research and innovation that solves complex problems, drives economic growth, and creates a more skilled workforce.
Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem
Faculty play a key role in helping students identify campus entrepreneurship activities that most align with their personal and professional interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.