rethinking pitch competitions: create value, not a spectacle
VentureWell Director of Venture Development, Eli Velasquez offers insights on how to develop pitch competitions that provide maximum support to startups.
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.
innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE
Clay Andrews, co-founder of E-Team, HALE, has learned that over-thinking can prevent a good idea from ever getting out of the lab and into the market.
Innovator Spotlight: Sidney Collin of De Oro Devices
Sidney Collin of E-Team, De Oro Devices, has complemented her technical background with business and entrepreneurship skills.
Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics
Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics has developed a solar-powered device to use during nylon production to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success
We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital.
Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity
Julie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions
We spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.
Innovator Spotlight: Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of Burnflex
Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of E-Team Burnflex has changed how she thinks about inventing by first considering customer pain points.
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.
Intensive Design Experience: Preparing Engineering Students for the Real World
An intensive design experience simulates a high-performance team situation to show students what it takes to succeed in the workforce or as an entrepreneur.
3 Tips for Finding the Right Financial Partner
Regardless of the path you take, it’s important to think strategically when seeking the right long-term financial partner.
Cool Ideas to Fix Global Warming: Preparing Cleantech Startups to Counter Climate Change
Climate change, dire threat that it is, also represents a long-overdue invitation to transform society through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
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.
Building Startup Ecosystems: Good for Innovators, Good for the Economy
Heath Naquin profiles two I&E programs that are amplifying startup ecosystems to support innovators and drive economic growth.
Is Team Conflict Haunting Your Startup?
Team conflict doesn’t have to haunt your startup. Here are three steps to recognize, address, and reconcile tense team dynamics.