Successful startups rarely emerge in a vacuum. A healthy environment for science and technology based startup creation is one connected to networks comprised of researchers, faculty, mentors and peer innovators. For over 20 years, VentureWell has fostered new ventures from an emerging generation of inventors. Supporting and developing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems has been critical to the organization’s mission and success. From faculty and institutional development programs to workshops and conferences, VentureWell’s initiatives engage innovators at every stage with the resources to bring their ideas to market impact. With the support of their partners, VentureWell has worked with thousands of innovators, provided $10 million in grants to impact I&E educational networks, and over $10 million in grants to support teams of student inventors and entrepreneurs through training and mentorship programs. To date, 750 ventures that have raised over a half a billion dollars in private capital have emerged from these grants, training programs, and through improved access to innovation ecosystems.
Please join us for a webinar with VentureWell founder and President Phil Weilerstein to learn more about how VentureWell’s work has impacted the innovation ecosystems that support inventors and entrepreneurs and how your institution or ecosystem can get involved.