Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation
For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they’re addressing strains in both resource systems.
Blind Passion for Your Invention? Time for Tough Love
Innovators need tough love to help them balance passion with data to ensure their invention effectively solves a real-world problem.
Faculty Spotlight: Dustyn Roberts from Temple University
Professor Roberts strives to create classroom environments and session plans that enable a-ha moments for students.
Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials
For Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill.
9 Steps to Formulating a Successful Exit Strategy
VentureWell Senior Program Officer, Christina Tamer, identified nine important steps startups should take when creating an exit strategy.
A Sustainable Solution to Food Waste: Give Produce a Longer Life
VentureWell E-Team Hazel Technologies has developed a sustainable solution to address the food waste crisis.
Innovator Spotlight: Maria Artunduaga
Maria Artunduaga of Respira Labs found experimentation to be a valuable asset as she developed an innovation to prevent unnecessary COPD-related deaths.
Innovator Spotlight: Reamonn Soto
Reamonn Soto of Sensatek Propulsion Technology, Inc. found that humility helped him through the early venture-development process.
Innovator Spotlight: Haley Marie Keith
Haley Marie Keith of MITO Material Solutions found that a strong network helped her team wade through the unknown of starting a new venture.
Collective Gratitude: VentureWell Community Reflects on Power of Connection
Read Thanksgiving reflections from the VentureWell community.
Innovator Spotlight: Ibrahim Mohedas
Ibrahim Mohedas of SubQ Assist found that absorbing information from diverse stakeholders has been the most important aspect of the startup process.
Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests
Frightened to fail? Face your fears! Download a free stress test to identify your startup’s vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans.
How to Harness the Power of Startup Networks
Successful startups use three tactics to build and maintain a strong network.
Sanergy: Solving the Sanitation Crisis, One Toilet at a Time
Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa’s informal settlements.
Impact Inventing: SiNode Systems’ Approach to Sustainable Energy
VentureWell E-Team SiNode Systems developed technology that enables longer-lasting, faster-charging Lithium-ion batteries.
Three Lessons Young Innovators Can Learn from Theranos’ Mistakes
Christina Tamer offers guidance on how early-stage startups can avoid making business and ethical mistakes.
The VentureWell List: 2016
2016 was a banner year at VentureWell, and 2017 is shaping up to be even more exciting. Here’s a quick summary of how we helped grow innovation and entrepreneurship in 2016.