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September 2016

9/14/16 |
PBS Newshour features VentureWell and young inventors. Read more here.


August 2016

8/23/16 | VentureWell news
NIH and VentureWell announce the winners of the inaugural DEBUT competition. Read more here.


June 2016

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.


April 2016

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.


March 2016

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.


February 2016

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.


January 2016

1/12/16 | Partner news
GIST Network competition for science & tech startups launches Read more here.


November 2015

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.


October 2015

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.

For media inquiries, please contact Tim Binkert, Communications Officer, at tbinkert@venturewell.org or 413-341-1633.

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