You Built It. Did They Come?
Do the innovation spaces being built on campuses around the country prepare better graduates? Here are some tips on assessing learning spaces.
How the Business Model Canvas Works: Living Umbrella
Living Umbrella created a comic that shows how the NSF I-Corps™ Program helped them create a successful business using the Business Model Canvas.
What Does Beer Have to Do with Campus Change?
The Pathways to Innovation program is a community of faculty dedicated to transforming their institutions through innovation and entrepreneurship education.
Third Annual NIN Meeting Builds Ties, Fosters Innovation
VentureWell and the NSF’s third annual National Innovation Network (NIN) meeting in Arlington built ties and fostered innovation among institutions.
Phil Weilerstein Receives Award for Contributions to Advancing I&E in Higher Ed
Phil Weilerstein received a Deshpande Symposium award for his contributions to advancing I&E in higher ed.
Eight Things You Should Be Doing When Starting an Entrepreneurship Program
Tips from veteran entrepreneurship educators on what they wished they’d known when they started their entrepreneurship programs.
Lessons from 20 Years of Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Birthdays are a good time to celebrate accomplishments and reflect on what you’ve learned.
Previewing our 20th Annual Conference: 80+ sessions, 450+ attendees. Here’s what’s happening at Open 2016
This year’s conference—our 20th!—will be taking place March 4-5 at the Downtown Marriott in Portland, OR.
The VentureWell List: 2015
VentureWell is excited to be celebrating 20 years of supporting socially and environmentally sustainable innovation that improves life for people and the planet.
14 Higher Education Teams Selected For Pathways To Innovation Program
The Pathways to Innovation Program is designed to help institutions fully incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education.
Inspired by Xcelerator: Strategic Tools for Institutional Transformation
The resources and planning tools used in Xcelerator extend beyond application to specific projects, with the potential to transform how organizations function to bolster sustainable global change.
Do-Think-Make: Engaging in Design Thinking & Creativity at Texas Tech
The amount of ideas and prototypes generated within the 5 hour period was immense, but even more important were the bonds that were created and ideas that were exchanged.
How to grow your institution’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem
We spoke with faculty and administrators from across the country with decades of experience integrating I&E into engineering education on their campuses.
I-Corps Team Transforms Chemical Industry With Microbial Engineering
Petroleum-based products are dirty to produce, difficult to recycle and until very recently, relatively expensive. Could friendly bacteria be genetically modified to secrete useful substitutes to replace them?
AppScale Systems scales up with I-Corps™
“I-Corps gave us the building blocks that were necessary to launch this company”, Dr. Krintz said, “Without the course, we would have taken a lot longer. We also would have made many more mistakes.”
Activities for Teaching Innovation: Download Your Games Toolkit
Download activities for teaching innovation developed at the Ideas at Play workshop at the 2015 VentureWell conference.
The VentureWell List
The VentureWell list. 2014 was a banner year for VentureWell. 2015 looks to be even more exciting. We changed, and our innovators achieved new milestones.