Our membership is a large and vibrant network of higher education institutions committed to supporting science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs.

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and create lasting impact. Through collaborating, learning, and sharing of best practices, the VentureWell Membership network strengthens the overall innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem and better enables innovators to create real social and environmental impact through invention.

We are currently waiving all membership fees for both new and returning members.

In return, we ask you to affirm your commitment to supporting and empowering science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs on your campus to create positive change through invention. Members are asked to share information about their institution’s VentureWell Membership with colleagues who are engaged in advancing I&E across campus. We believe that the powerful but simple action of sharing networking, funding, and training opportunities with others will bolster the I&E ecosystem on your campus and help both faculty and innovators bring more impactful solutions to the world.

Member Benefits

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with VentureWell member institutions are eligible to apply for grants and funding!

E-Team Program

Students can apply for E-Team Program grants of up to $25K, given to student teams looking to commercialize new technologies.

Course & Program Grants

Faculty and staff can apply for Course & Program Grants of up to $30K, to establish or improve curricular offerings that engage student teams in developing and pursuing scalable solutions to real-world needs through science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Members also have access to other resources and presentations in the VentureWell Community.

Membership Rates

Institutional Membership—Fee Waiver: $0 for 12 Months

We are pleased to extend our institutional membership fee waiver. If your institution chooses to take advantage of this waiver, choose the “Special Rate – $0” option when completing your application or renewal.


Membership is available for U.S. higher education institutions only.

Faculty members or administrators at higher education institutions must serve as the primary membership contact when signing up or renewing. The membership contact will receive a renewal reminder before their membership expires.

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