early-stage innovators

Whether it’s university students or academic researchers, global health innovators or young entrepreneurs in emerging economies, VentureWell harnesses the power of invention to impact the world.

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and create lasting impact. This includes university students developing invention and forming companies around them, researchers from academia and government learning how to transition from lab to market, and entrepreneurs from emerging economies all around the world. We call them Early-Stage Innovators and have a suite of programs dedicated to launching them on a path to success.


Funding and training for teams of students creating new technology-based ventures


Investment readiness training and support to early-stage science and technology startups

BMEidea and DEBUT

Two national competitions for biomedical engineering student entrepreneurs


Training and resources to help entrepreneurs in emerging economies build successful startups


Training to help select participants from US academic laboratories learn how to commercialize their research


Training and coaching for USAID- and Gates-funded teams working in global health and development