By offering $2,500 stipends to early-stage innovators, VentureWell aims to open more pathways to innovation and entrepreneurship while further narrowing the patent diversity gap. Meet the recipients of the 2023 Innovator Stipend Program sponsored by Qualcomm.
The Fall 2022 Course & Program grantees are hard at work spearheading the opportunities that will enhance the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems on their campuses. Meet the cohort.
VentureWell announces the 31 early-stage student innovator teams that are set to participate in the Winter 2023 cohort of the E-Team Program. Meet the cohort.
VentureWell announces the 11 startups to participate in the Fall 2022 ASPIRE Medtech investment readiness program. Meet the cohort.
NIH and VentureWell announce the winners of the 11th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge, with prizes totaling $130,000. Meet the winners.
The 2022 Sustainable Design Course & Program grantees are developing innovative, supportive, and inclusive opportunities for students creating innovations with positive social and environmental impact. Meet the cohort.
The Summer 2022 E-Team cohort is developing groundbreaking technological solutions to challenges spanning energy, healthcare, and infrastructure. Read more here.
Verizon Forward for Good Challenge 2022 winners tackle critical social challenges with fresh innovations. Read more.
VentureWell is committed to advancing equity in the innovation ecosystem. Read our latest statement from President and CEO Phil Weilerstein.
VentureWell has chosen 10 startups to participate in the 2022 ASPIRE Climatetech investment-readiness program. Meet the cohort.
The Spring 2022 E-Team grantees are developing groundbreaking technological solutions to challenges spanning geography and industry. Meet the cohort.
We’re excited to announce the early-stage student innovators who have received a stipend from the Innovator Stipend Program, sponsored by Qualcomm! Meet the recipients.
From catalyzing climate resilience to convening interdisciplinary teams, the Fall 2021 Course & Program grantees are guiding tomorrow’s changemakers. Meet the cohort.
We’re honored to manage the Deshpande Symposium. Learn more about the collaboration with the Deshpande Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Read more.
Our new series of publications offer guidance and inspiration for advancing equity in innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more.
From mosquito net patch kits to solar-powered water purification devices, the Winter 2022 E-Team cohort are creating innovative future technologies. Meet the grantees.
Meet the 2021 VentureWell ASPIRE Medtech cohort Read more here.
We received an award from the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to continue to strengthen DEI in our E-Team program. Read more here.
We recently published a new case study, From Idea to Impact: DayOne Response, a deep dive into one innovator’s journey. Read more.
Meet our spring 2021 faculty grantees! Read more.
Our new publication shares strategies and reflections on our work to advance equity and inclusion. Read more.
Meet our Summer 2021 E-Teams! Read more.
Read Phil Weilerstein's statement about our reflections and ongoing commitment to advance racial equity. Read more.
Verizon & CGI U Social Innovation Challenge Winners to Participate in Pioneer Training Workshop. Learn more.
Venture Development Framework adapted for new commercialization pathways. Read more.
VentureWell selects 8 startups for 2021 ASPIRE Cleantech program. Read more.
We just announced the Spring 2021 E-Team Cohort. Meet the grantees.
We stand in solidarity with Asian communities. Read more.
Black Tech Ventures and VentureWell launch partnership. Learn more.
VentureWell advocates for national effort to expand diversity in invention. Read more here.
1/29/21 | Grantee & Alumni news
Announcing our Fall 2020 Faculty Grantees. Read more here.
12/16/20 | Grantee & Alumni news
We're supporting early-stage innovator teams with world-changing inventions. Meet our newest E-Team grantees.
12/4/20 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet the VentureWell program participants featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list. Meet the list makers.
11/12/20 | VentureWell news
Our new report highlights the impact of entrepreneurial support. Learn more and download.
9/11/20 | VentureWell news
We are ready to help our higher ed colleagues navigate the overwhelming challenges they're facing in the coming academic year. Read Phil Weilerstein's message about the actions we're taking to support our community through this difficult time. Read more.
8/25/20 | Partner news, VentureWell news
We just announced the winners of the 2020 DEBUT Challenge. Meet the teams.
8/3/20 | Partner news, VentureWell news
NIH and VentureWell partner to accelerate COVID-19 testing solutions. Learn more.
7/27/20 | Grantee & Alumni news
We're supporting faculty change-agents in higher eduction. Meet our spring 2020 Faculty Grantees.
Our new report, Advancing Equity: Dynamic Strategies for Authentic Engagement in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, offers six interrelated approaches to help higher ed entrepreneurship centers and programs broaden participation among early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs. Learn more and download the report.
7/13/20 | Grantee & Alumni news
We're supporting early-stage innovator teams with world-changing inventions. Meet our newest E-Team grantees.
6/11/20 | VentureWell news
Our new report identifies the key elements to support IP strategies within universities. Learn more.
Black innovators matter. Black Lives Matter. A statement from Phil Weilerstein.
We just announced the Spring 2020 E-Team Cohort. Meet our newest grantees.
2/3/20 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet the Fall 2019 VentureWell Faculty Grantees. Read more.
Members of the VentureWell community were recognized by the 2019 NAI Fellows Program. Learn more.
12/9/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Many VentureWell program participants were featured in this year's Forbes' 30 Under 30 List. Meet the List Makers.
12/5/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
We just announced the Winter 2020 E-Team Cohort. Meet our newest grantees.
10/24/19 | VentureWell news
VentureWell Debuts Green Launchpad Educators Workshop Read more.
10/11/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Read the Q3 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with VentureWell's early-stage innovator teams.
10/4/19 | VentureWell news
VentureWell announces partnership with Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network (MED Angels) Read more here.
9/13/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet our newest ASPIRE startups! Read more here.
NIH and VentureWell announce winners of the 2019 DEBUT Design Challenge. Learn more about the winning teams.
8/12/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet our Summer 2019 Sustainability Grantees! Read more here.
Meet our Summer 2019 E-Team grantees! Read more here.
7/2/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Read the Q2 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with our early-stage innovator teams.
6/20/19 | VentureWell news
VentureWell Receives 2019 Deshpande Symposium Founder’s Award for outstanding work in furthering the field of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) in higher education. Read more.
Congratulations to the 2019 BMEidea Competition winners! Read more.
5/22/19 | Innovation Network news, VentureWell news
VentureWell publishes the Venture Development Framework Learn more.
4/29/19 | VentureWell news
VentureWell Mission 2025 initiative aims to identify and address challenges and opportunities in I&E education over next 5 years. Learn more about our Mission 2025 initiative.
4/19/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Read the Q1 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with VentureWell's early-stage innovator teams.
4/11/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet our Spring 2019 E-Team grantees! Read more here.
Hazel Technologies Receives VentureWell Sustainable Practice Impact Award. Read more.
Burnflex wins OPEN Minds Showcase at OPEN 2019 Read more here.
Meet the March 2019 Medtech ASPIRE startups! Read more here.
1/29/19 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet our 2018 Fall faculty grantees! Read more here.
Meet our 2019 Winter E-Team grantees! Read more here.
Many VentureWell program participants were featured in the 2019 edition of the Forbes' 30 Under 30 List. Meet the List Makers.
VentureWell Welcomes Newest ASPIRE Cohort. Meet the startups.
Read the September 2018 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with VentureWell's early-stage innovator teams.
Read the August 2018 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with VentureWell's early-stage innovator teams.
NIH and VentureWell announce winners of the 2018 DEBUT Design Challenge. Learn more about the winning teams.
8/15/18 | Grantee & Alumni news, VentureWell news
Our 2018 Faculty Grantees received tailored training and resources to build sustainability principles into their courses and programs. Read more here.
8/10/18 | Grantee & Alumni news
Several teams and individuals in the VentureWell community recently received the USPTO Patents for Humanity Award. Read more here.
Read the July 2018 Startup Roundup! Find out what’s new with VentureWell's early-stage innovator teams.
We’re excited to announce our latest Faculty Grant awardees! Meet the grantees!
The Summer 2018 student E-Team cohorts received $200K. Meet the grantees!
Read the Startup Roundup June 2018 edition! Read more.
Congratulations to the 2018 BMEidea Competition winners! Read more here.
Read the second installment of our new series, the VentureWell Startup Roundup! Read more.
Introducing our new series, the VentureWell Startup Roundup! Read the April 2018 highlights.
3/30/18 | Grantee & Alumni news
Teams Illumi-Nite and Edu-LIGHTER win VentureWell OPEN Minds Showcase. Read more here.
3/29/18 | Grantee & Alumni news
Spring 2018 student E-Team cohorts receive over $185K for new ventures. Read more here.
3/24/18 | Grantee & Alumni news
Professor Kiersten Muenchinger and the University of Oregon Win Sustainable Practice Impact Award. Read more here.
VentureWell Welcomes the Latest ASPIRE Cohort. Read more here.
We’re excited to kick off the new year by announcing our 2018 Faculty Grant awardees! Read more here.
1/8/18 | Grantee & Alumni news
VentureWell lost a member of the E-Team family when Luke Neese, founder of Acoustic Shield Security, passed away on December 27. Read more about Luke here.
Winter 2018 student E-Team cohorts receive over $200K for new ventures. Read more here.
8/25/17 | Partner news
NIH and VentureWell announce winners of undergraduate biomedical engineering design challenge. Read more here.
Faculty grantee workshops at VentureWell. Read more here.
7/14/17 | Grantee & Alumni news
Meet our Spring 2017 faculty grantees. Read more here.
VentureWell lost a cherished colleague and friend. Angela Shartrand passed away after a long battle with cancer. Read more about Angela here.
Summer 2017 student E-Team cohorts receive $240K for new ventures. Read more here.
VentureWell announces winners of the 2017 BMEidea competition. Read more here.
VentureWell announces latest ASPIRE cohort. Read more here.
E-Team MITO Material Solutions receives more than $90k at Rice Business Plan Competition. Read more here.
FogKicker wins VentureWell’s Open Minds showcase for developing a biodegradable, non-toxic anti-fog solution. Read more here.
SiNode Systems Wins Sustainable Practice Impact Award. Read more here.
3/22/17 | VentureWell news
Spring 2017 student E-Team cohorts receive $185K for new ventures. Read more here.
3/22/17 | VentureWell news
VentureWell Open Conference Bolsters Next Generation of Entrepreneurs. Read more here.
3/7/17 | VentureWell news
VentureWell invests in E-Team Hazel Technologies as part of $800k seed round. Read more here.
2/27/17 | VentureWell news
VentureWell invests in E-Team Kinnos as it raises $1M seed round to support innovation and growth. Read more here.
1/23/17 | VentureWell news
Meet our 2017 faculty grantees. Read more here.
1/4/17 | Grantee & Alumni news
VentureWell-supported Leaders Make Forbes 30 Under 30. Read more here.
12/9/16 | VentureWell news
VentureWell announces its latest round of E-Team Program grantees. Read more here.
10/5/16 | VentureWell news
VentureWell and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Partner to Accelerate Cleantech Startups. Read more here.
9/14/16 | VentureWell news
PBS Newshour features VentureWell and young inventors. Read more here.
8/23/16 | VentureWell news
NIH and VentureWell announce the winners of the inaugural DEBUT competition. Read more here.
6/9/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
VentureWell and the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center complete first of two workshops designed to prepare health/medtech teams for investment Read more here.
4/29/16 | Partner news
GIST Boot Camp South Africa winners featured in Forbes Read more here.
4/22/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
E-Team Pumani debuts its bCPAP device in South Africa Read more here.
4/13/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
E-Team Kinnos wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Read more here.
4/8/16 | VentureWell news
Phil Weilerstein and Nathalie Duval-Couetil raising awareness of the needs of student inventors in latest Academy of Inventors journal Read more here.
3/22/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team Greenlight Planet shortlisted for India's 'Green Oscars' Read more here.
3/1/16 | VentureWell news
VentureWell's 20th Annual Conference Honors Student Innovators Read more here.
2/29/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
IKEA to Use Mushroom Packaging Made by Former E-Team Ecovative Read more here.
2/25/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team Greenlight Planet raises $5M in funding Read more here.
2/17/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team Sanivation chosen as one of Fast Company's most innovative companies Read more here.
2/12/16 | VentureWell news
Student teams chosen for 20th anniversary conference showcase Read more here.
2/4/16 | Grantee & Alumni news
Badger Loop team from UW-Madison places third in SpaceX Hyperloop competition Read more here.
1/12/16 | Partner news
GIST Network competition for science & tech startups launches Read more here.
11/24/15 | VentureWell news
VentureWell receives Kauffman Foundation grant Read more here.
11/23/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Grant from VentureWell will enable Northwestern's Master of Science in Law program to expand its Entrepreneurship Lab Read more here.
11/3/15 | VentureWell news
VentureWell's CEO has chapter in new book on STEM careers in social innovation Read more here.
10/28/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team Sisu Global Health wins Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels 1st Pitch Life Science competition Read more here.
10/26/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
E-Team Fluid-Screen wins Cleantech Open Northeast competition Read more here.
10/2/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
I-Corps grantee Neon Labs in Wall Street Journal for new photo-selecting software Read more here.
10/1/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Missouri S&T receives VentureWell grant to grow entrepreneurial programs Read more here.
10/1/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Texas Tech faculty awarded VentureWell grant Read more here.
9/17/15 | Grantee & Alumni news, VentureWell news
Congratulations to our newest E-Team and Faculty Grant recipients Read more here.
9/11/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team Sanivation opens one of world’s first human waste processing and charcoal production sites Read more here.
9/3/15 | Partner news, VentureWell news
20 Schools take part in University Innovation Fellows' unique student orientation initiative Read more here.
Former E-Team Sintact Medical Systems receives NSF SBIR grant plus additional matching funds Read more here.
7/8/15 | Innovation Network news
BIG Pitch Collegiate Innovation Solutions Competition Offers $10K Grants to Student Innovators Read more here.
7/1/15 | Partner news, VentureWell news
VentureWell partnering with Spark Clean Energy to Run U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Cleantech University Prize Program Read more here.
6/24/15 | Partner news, VentureWell news
Pathways to Innovation Program announces 2016 Call for Proposals Read more here.
6/24/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Former E-Team HM Solution wins $40K MassCEC Clean Tech Award Read more here.
6/18/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
E-Team alumni Sproxil Selected for the Social Innovation in Health Initiative Program Read more here.
6/12/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
I-Corps™ team Cyrus Biotechnology licenses its Rosetta software Read more here.
6/10/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Congratulations to the 2015 BMEidea biomedical device competition winners Read more here.
5/21/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Three Venture Well E-Teams--Dock Technologies, Iron Goat, and Recon Therapeutics--accepted as Finalists for the MassChallenge Boston 2015 accelerator.
5/6/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
E-Team alumni Sproxil Awarded Frost & Sullivan’s Enabling Technology Leadership Award Read more here.
4/16/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Stage 2 E-Team Afthon creates more efficient generator, solves power shortages in remote areas Read more here.
4/2/15 | Partner news, VentureWell news
Apply by May 11 for University Innovation Fellows Program Read more here.
3/31/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
University Innovation Fellows launch #uifresh campaign to attract and retain first-year students to STEM majors Read more here.
3/19/15 | VentureWell news
Student inventors and entrepreneurs push the boundaries of science and technology to make our world healthier, greener. Media invited to private Open Minds showcase in Washington, D.C.Read more here.
3/18/15 | VentureWell news
Network That Turns Students Inventors into Entrepreneurs Convenes in Washington, D.C. This Week. Read more.
3/18/15 | VentureWell news
The Venture List: 2014 – 2015 News and Newsmakers. Find out more.
3/16/15 | VentureWell news
Media Invited to VentureWell’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network Event, Open 2015. Find out more
2/25/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
I-Corps alum & current E-Team Elegus Technologies featured in Bloomberg Business for making a safer battery using kevlar
2/24/15 | Grantee & Alumni news
Congrats to E-Team Fluid-Screen for being chosen as one of four winners of the 1776 Challenge Cup in Boston!
1/22/15 | VentureWell news
VentureWell President Phil Weilerstein quoted in Fast Company article on students fighting to claim IP revenue from undergrad startups
1/16/15 | Innovation Network news
25 U.S. Institutions Selected for Pathways to Innovation Program by NSF-Funded Epicenter
12/12/14 | Innovation Network news
“Steve Blank Challenges Federal Government to Learn Entrepreneurship” article in Forbes on NSF and NIH I-Corps programs.
11/24/14 | VentureWell news
VentureWell’s Open Conference registration goes live.
11/20/14 | Partner news
Epicenter PI Sheri Sheppard, professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
11/20/14 | VentureWell news
VentureWell partners with State Department global mentoring network for MENA, Asia regions.
11/11/14 | Innovation Network news
“Building a United States of Innovators” article on the NSF I-Corps National Innovation Network in the Center for Innovation Management Studies newsletter.
10/31/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Selling and trading groundwater rights is no longer a complicated exercise thanks to Mammoth Trading’s innovative approach, based on NSF-funded research.
10/30/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Three VentureWell E-Teams won MassChallenge Awards. Disease Diagnostic Group and DrinkWell each won $100K. Fluid-Screen won $50K.
10/8/14 | Partner news
Village Capital will host a happy hour on October 16 in Louisville, KY, featuring 12 of the country’s most promising agricultural entrepreneurs. Join them if you are in the area.
10/3/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
VentureWell grantee Sanergy beat applicants from 93 countries to share top position in the 2014 Nestle Prize in Creating Shared Value competition.
9/30/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
The September issue of The Innovator, VentureWell’s alumni newsletter, is released. Featuring Dara O’Rourke of GoodGuide.
9/19/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Harvard faculty member Conor Walsh unveils the Soft Robot Toolkit, funded in part by VentureWell.
9/19/14 | Partner news
The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) opened the application process for its University Innovation Fellows program for U.S. college and university students. The application deadline is October 31, 2014.
9/13/14 | Partner news
GIST I-Tech Business Competition Heating Up! The 67 semi-finalists are entrepreneurs representing 34 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
9/9/14 | Innovation Network news
The Lemelson-MIT Program awards prestigious prize and $500k to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, biomedical engineer and professor, for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health.
9/6/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
PharmaChk receives $2m grant to speed commercialization of its portable screening device that detects fake and substandard medicines.
9/3/14 | Grantee & Alumni news
Sanergy cofounders Vallabhaneni and Lindsay Stradley, husband and wife, win the 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice.