VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact.
We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.
Early-Stage InnovatorsWe work directly with a variety of early-stage innovators to help them bring their ideas to market through workshops and training, coaching and mentoring, funding and awards.
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Faculty InitiativesWe support faculty in developing programs that cultivate student innovators and promote institutional change through grants, workshops, training, and conferences.
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I&E NetworksWe create and build networks to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, both nationally and within individual organizations and schools.
turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity
When leaders at UCI BAI discovered VentureWell’s Advancing Equity report, they used it as a blueprint to develop a DEI framework for their organization.Read more
how a faculty grant is creating global citizens
Learn how a faculty grant allowed a multi-institution faculty team to launch a groundbreaking social entrepreneurship program to address global issues.Read more
upcycling plastic pollution using microorganisms: a Q&A with Alec Brewer of Transfoam
Alec Brewer of Transfoam is protecting the environment by using microorganisms to transform plastic pollution into a biodegradable plastic alternative.Read more
startup horror stories: scary situations entrepreneurs can avoid with stress tests
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Course & Program GrantsApply to receive up to $30,000 by Nov. 3
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