Sarah Says: Mapping Three Paths for Student Innovators
Welcome to Sarah Says, a new series by VentureWell Program Officer Sarah Wharmby. Sarah will address commonly asked questions raised in our E-Team workshops. Our…
Studying the Impact of STEM Entrepreneurship Programs: The Why and How
Sarah Zappe and Stephanie Cutler share research highlighting the challenges of studying the impact of STEM entrepreneurship programs on individuals—and why we need to do more.
how funding can kickstart student innovation on campus
Learn how VentureWell support helped three grantees introduce students to scientific innovation to solve social and environmental challenges.
How Dr. Gilda Barabino plans to make science accessible to all
Dr. Gilda Barabino, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, believes that science can solve the world’s greatest challenges.
systems change: strategies to engage university stakeholders for ecosystem transformation
Systems change can help university innovation ecosystems address challenges embedded into their structural foundations and shift to more positively impactful models.
How a Faculty Grant Transformed an Academic Career
For Aileen Huang-Saad, teaching biomedical engineering (BME) through experiential learning has had a transformative impact on her students, and the university’s educational practices and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
advancing equity: validating multiple pathways and developing a holistic organizational approach
Validating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
how a faculty grant changed a university
A modest VentureWell faculty grant helped catalyze Arizona State University’s innovative social entrepreneurship program, leading to more than 150 projects by some 700 students.
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.
3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems
During our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem
Faculty play a key role in helping students identify campus entrepreneurship activities that most align with their personal and professional interests.
Bioengineering Capstone Programs: 5 Ways to Maximize Impact
Bioengineering capstone programs help prepare students for real-world challenges in a way that is different from any traditional lab course.
Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education
What are the topics and challenges in I&E education that should be addressed between now and 2025?
Faculty Spotlight: Scott Shrake from Colorado State University
For Scott Shrake, teaching allows him to interact with students who believe that everything is possible and recognize that failure is temporary.
How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business
With the right training and support, battery innovators can hold to their environmentally responsible values even in this super-charged competitive space.
Faculty Spotlight: Dustyn Roberts from Temple University
Professor Roberts strives to create classroom environments and session plans that enable a-ha moments for students.
What We’re Reading: 6 Recommended Innovation and Entrepreneurship Books
Faculty grantees and VentureWell thought leaders shared their must-read innovation and entrepreneurship books that are worth adding to your library.
Faculty Spotlight: Robbie Nock
Robbie Nock of ArtCenter College of Design provides students with the necessary skills to grow new ventures and thrive in rapidly changing industries.