events & opportunities

A collection of upcoming events and opportunities, both from VentureWell and the innovation & entrepreneurship community


for early stage innovators


E-Team Program graphic explaining the stages of the progamE-Team Program

Applications due January 25
We fund and train student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. Our E-Team Program provides up to $25k in funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace.

Gloved hand holding colorful biologic gridBMEidea Competition

Applications due April 5
A national competition offering university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas.


for faculty


US Capitol Building against sunset skyOpen 2017, the VentureWell 21st annual conference

Register now
March 24-25, Washington, D.C.
Our annual conference gathers together hundreds of engaged faculty and university students to share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in the rapidly growing field of innovation & entrepreneurship education.


from the i&e community


Rice 360° Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition

Deadline February 10
The Rice 360° Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Rice University. The competition will feature over 20 student teams from national and international universities who will present their low-cost global health technologies. Entries will be judged on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the solution can be successful in improving healthcare delivery in low-resource settings by faculty, clinicians, and private and public sector partners from around the country.

nepal1Round 7 Call for Innovations

Deadline February 24
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) invite global problem solvers to answer their seventh call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth.

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