membership

our membership is a large and vibrant network of higher education institutions committed to supporting science & 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.

Recognizing the continued pressures facing higher education institutions in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, VentureWell is remains committed to broadening participation and ensuring equitable access to our funding opportunities.

Through the end June 2022, we are waiving all Membership fees for both new and returning members. Institutions that start or renew a membership before July 1, 2022 will receive the benefits of membership for 12 months with no membership fee.

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 your 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 Grants

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 through FY22. If your institution chooses to take advantage of this waiver, choose the “Special Rate – $0” option when completing your application or renewal.

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Institutional Membership – Supporter: $999 for 12 months

We recognize that some higher education institutions may have the desire and ability to back the work of VentureWell and the faculty and student innovators we support by paying the standard membership fee.
If you are renewing a long-standing membership, please consider this option.

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Membership is available for US higher education institutions only. The fee waiver is valid for 12-month memberships started or renewed before July 1, 2022.

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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