The VentureWell Accelerator

Funding - Training - Networking - Mentorship - Access to Investors

We help student innovators and startups find their path to impact

For over 25 years, we have helped student innovators and startups uncover opportunity, discover and validate their target market, and prepare for investment. Through the catalytic funding, immersive learning, mentorship, exposure to industry experts, and network-building opportunities offered by the suite of programs within the VentureWell Accelerator, we’ve supported more than 1,400 innovators on 500+ teams in raising $740M+ in funding to help them launch their impactful and innovative products! No matter what stage you are in your journey, we have just the program for you.

 

Student team: students collaboratingAre you a student team pursuing a solution to one of the world’s biggest challenges? Explore the E-Team Program.

We help teams like yours learn about entrepreneurship through experience with Pioneer for E-Teams and Propel for E-Teams. These student-focused programs help entrepreneurial student inventors (E-Teams) explore what it means to launch a venture using technology for impact. We’ll give you the tools to turn your idea into a business, while you build a community of support from mentors to fellow students . As an E-Team, you can also take the next step in your entrepreneurship journey after you graduate by moving on to our programs for founders working full-time on their ventures, like ASPIRE.

 

Startup: people collaboratingAre you a startup preparing to commercialize your innovation?
ASPIRE is the program that can help you launch!

We can help your seed-stage science-based startup progress from customer discovery programs to commercial launch with the governance, confidence, milestones, and investor network required for your success! During ASPIRE, you’ll work side-by-side with investors in your sector throughout the course of the program to vet your fundraising strategy and build your due diligence deal room. If your company is your full-time focus and you’re ready to raise investment, our founder programs are right for you.

 

 

Discover the best market for your invention


Designed for:
Student innovator teams with science- and tech-based innovations


You will:
Understand possible paths for your venture and innovation

Articulate your value proposition

Assess the broader landscape and industry value chain


Why apply?

$5,000 grant

2.5-day entrepreneurship training workshop

Networking


3 cohorts/year: winter, spring, and summer


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Build, validate & resource your business model


Designed for:
Student innovator teams who have completed Pioneer


You will:
Build out your business model canvas

Develop and test your business model hypotheses

Advance customer discovery


Why apply?

$20,000 grant

2.5-day entrepreneurship training workshop

Networking

3-month coaching program


3 cohorts/year: winter, spring, and summer


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Develop your fundraising strategy


Designed for:
Incorporated startups preparing to raise equity investment


You will:
Learn the nuances of the due diligence and equity investment process

Work side by side with investors in your sector

Build your deal room and fundraising strategy


Why apply?

1-to-1 coaching with investors

5-week workshop series

Vetted due diligence packet and deal room

Investor and founder networking

Potential for VentureWell follow-on investment


2 cohorts/year: Climatetech (spring), Medtech (fall)


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