At VentureWell, we envision a world in which science and technology innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to solve the world’s most difficult problems. We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.
We are a thriving organization with an annual budget of $18 million dollars. Founded with support from The Lemelson Foundation, we also receive substantial funding from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many others. Our success illustrates the result of more than two decades of forward-thinking programming to build a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship community in support of innovators globally.
Our headquarters is located in the heart of Western Massachusetts among 5 of New England’s most prestigious colleges, including the University of Massachusetts’ flagship campus and Amherst College. While we enjoy the many scenic mountain ranges and idyllic landscapes of the Pioneer Valley, we are only two hours west of Boston and three hours north of New York City with convenient bus and train service to both cities.
We embody the following values in our work every day:
Collaborate for Impact
We seek and leverage diverse perspectives, strengths, and expertise in our work. We bring people together, listen carefully, and facilitate open dialogue to enable positive change around us.
We think creatively about our work and continuously seek out new approaches, and we inspire this in those we support. We welcome the dynamic tension between the needs for replicability and experimentation.
Bring Integrity Always
We act ethically and honestly, and in doing so, we engender trust with our colleagues, partners, and network. We conduct ourselves in such a way that we can own and embrace all that we say and do.
Interact with Consideration and Candor
We appreciate others’ thoughts, opinions, and work styles. We have the courage and commitment to give and receive feedback, listen deeply with an open mind, and support colleagues and partners.
We are committed and self-motivated to create the best possible result. We hustle and aim to amaze.
our culture & benefits
VentureWell is proud to offer competitive pay and a robust suite of benefits, including four weeks of paid vacation plus sick time and holidays; an incredibly generous retirement savings plan; flexible work options; and all the typical insurance benefits.
We strive to create a friendly and collaborative work environment where all of our employees can grow and learn through organization-wide learning opportunities, and other professional development opportunities.
Our office has a business casual dress code, flexible workspaces, a beloved Bevi Smart Water Machine in the kitchen, and endless supplies of great coffee available all day long. We like to have fun and are hungry for success– and some good food!