Faculty Spotlight: Raja Schaar
Raja Schaar, Assistant Professor of Product Design at Drexel University, focuses her curriculum on health, well-being, social impact, and sustainability.
University of Oregon’s Kiersten Muenchinger: Redesigning Sustainability Education
Oregon has a vibrant design-based business community. With companies like Adidas and Nike to dozens of tech companies that make up the Silicon Forest, there’s…
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.
Innovator Spotlight: Aidan Mouat
Aidan Mouat of Hazel Technologies found that startups must learn to make good decisions with limited information.
Sustainability from the Start: Helping Early-Stage Inventors Think Green
Early stage inventors require access to resources and opportunities to explore what it means to integrate sustainability principles into their products.
Grox Industries: Energy Efficiency is a Window of Opportunity for Cleantech UP Winners
Grox Industries’ nanomaterial-based glass window coating reduces energy loss by 50%, saving consumers up to 70% on their heating and cooling costs.
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.
Infinite Cooling: Clean Energy Champions Aim to Save Power Plants Water and Money
Infinite Cooling invented technology to help power plants reduce water consumption by 20 to 30 percent and save millions of dollars each year.
Drinkwell: Cleaning Water, Generating a Profit
Drinkwell is transforming the world’s water crisis into entrepreneurial opportunity.
Impact Inventing: SiNode Systems’ Approach to Sustainable Energy
VentureWell E-Team SiNode Systems developed technology that enables longer-lasting, faster-charging Lithium-ion batteries.
Helix Steel: Unlikely Champions of Sustainable Design
Helix Steel’s technology is both stronger than rebar concrete and less carbon- and labor-intensive to produce.
Inspire, Engage, Transform: A Photo Essay Celebrating OPEN 2017
Post-it notes and business cards were flying at VentureWell’s Open 2017. Read the photo essay highlighting the engaging and inspiring conference.
The Challenge of Hardware Startups Part II
Hardware startups face unique challenges in bringing their solutions to scale. Learn how one hardware startup succeeded through early stage philanthropy.
Faculty Spotlight: Cindy Gilbert
Learn about Cindy Gilbert’s Sustainable Design program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Greenlight Planet: Bringing light to millions off the grid
Greenlight Planet has leveraged 6,000 micro-entrepreneurs who are earning a steady income by selling the company’s solar lights in their own communities, illuminating their neighbor’s homes.