the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs
We fund some of the nation’s top university students dedicating their time to inventing something new. Here are the top six challenges they typically face.
eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics
Adam Stager of E-Team, TRIC Robotics, is working to eliminate pesticides from farming to protect workers and the environment.
navigating the rules and risks of startup crowdfunding
We highlight what crowdfunding is and what startups need to know before jumping into high-stakes opportunities, which can spell trouble down the line.
celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention
In honor of National Inventors’ Day, we’re showcasing 10 women innovators we’ve supported to motivate and inspire tomorrow’s female inventors.
7 points to help startups write a winning grant application
If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition—and receives funding.
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.
Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions?
In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, we put together a quick-reference guide on the role IP rights play in innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife
E-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.
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.
Innovator Spotlight: Blake Dubé of Aeronics, Inc.
Blake Dubé of Aeronics, Inc. found that talking with customers and mentors led to solutions and opportunities that he may not have considered.
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.