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operating from optimism: honoring the heroes of innovation and entrepreneurship 

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In honor of our 25th anniversary, we're honoring the heroes of innovation and entrepreneurship working to build a better world. The post operating from optimism: honoring the heroes of innovation and entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell.

online education: tips and resources for innovation and entrepreneurship educators

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We’ve compiled key learnings and best practices from educators in our community who have adjusted to the demands of online education. The post online education: tips and resources for innovation and entrepreneurship educators appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

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empowering underrepresented engineering students: q&a with Noe Vargas Hernandez of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Noe Vargas Hernandez is devoted to teaching sustainability, entrepreneurship, and design practices to underrepresented engineering students. .

advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship

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Mentorship and outreach complement each other as important strategies for broadening participation for underrepresented student innovators who are considering I&E programs. The post advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship appeared first on VentureWell.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

weaving environmental innovation into visions of the future: q&a with taryn mead of Western Colorado University

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Taryn Mead of Western Colorado University teaches students entrepreneurship concepts through an environmental innovation lens, helping them envision their contribution to a more sustainable future.

big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship

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To kick off the new year—and new decade—we’d like to draw attention to four big ideas that will be of great importance in 2020 and in years to come. The post big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell.

4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education

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We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow's entrepreneurs about ethics. The post 4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems

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During our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems. The post 3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems ecosystem higher education

celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention

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In honor of National Inventors’ Day, we’re showcasing 10 women innovators we’ve supported to motivate and inspire tomorrow’s female inventors. The post celebrating 10 women redefining the face of invention appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Inclusive entrepreneurship E-Team

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

industry and university collaboration: how partnership drives innovation

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Industry and university collaboration produces groundbreaking research and innovation that solves complex problems, drives economic growth, and creates a more skilled workforce. The post industry and university collaboration: how partnership drives innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty I&E Ecosystems entrepreneurial mindset National Science Foundation

the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs

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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. The post the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators E-Team entrepreneurship higher education innovation startup STEM

illuminating Black women engineers: unsung champions of innovation

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For many years, Black women have helped guide the engineering field to new frontiers. In honor of Juneteenth and International Women in Engineering Day, we are celebrating Black women engineers who developed innovative breakthroughs. The post illuminating Black women engineers: unsung champions of innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship STEM

7 points to help startups write a winning grant application

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If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition—and receives funding. The post 7 points to help startups write a winning grant application appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators E-Team

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education

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Tom Katona had been thinking quite a bit about a simple question. An assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, The post how collaboration can improve entrepreneurship education appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty I&E Ecosystems entrepreneurial mindset

designing paper-thin, flexible batteries for vital electronics: q&a with Rajan Kumar from E-Team, Ateios

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VentureWell E-Team, Ateios, is developing a platform technology to manufacture customizable, flexible batteries for the growing medical patches market. The post designing paper-thin, flexible batteries for vital electronics: q&a with Rajan Kumar from E-Team, Ateios appeared first on VentureWell.

expanding equity in STEM innovation: showcasing female founders of color

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental drivers of economic growth. Studies show that diversity is key to sparking innovation and developing holistic solutions in early-stage ventures, The post expanding equity in STEM innovation: showcasing female founders of color appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship STEM

Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

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What are the topics and challenges in I&E education that should be addressed between now and 2025? The post Mission 2025: Planning the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator entrepreneurship education higher education open STEM teaching resources

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

navigating the rules and risks of startup crowdfunding

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We highlight what crowdfunding is and what startups need to know before jumping into high-stakes opportunities, which can spell trouble down the line. The post navigating the rules and risks of startup crowdfunding appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators crowdfunding E-Team

Rethinking Pitch Competitions: Create Value, Not a Spectacle

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VentureWell Director of Venture Development, Eli Velasquez offers insights on how to develop pitch competitions that provide maximum support to startups. The post Rethinking Pitch Competitions: Create Value, Not a Spectacle appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems competitions entrepreneurship entrepreneurship education innovation startup

how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems

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We identified potentially promising—and interrelated—solutions to common obstacles to comprehensive IP education. The post how to strengthen IP education in university ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty intellectual property teaching resources

moving design and innovation courses online: emphasize empathy and objectives

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When moving your innovation courses online, it's important to focus on objectives and how best to academically and emotionally support your students. . The post moving design and innovation courses online: emphasize empathy and objectives appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

tracking dehydration with smart wearables: q&a with Adria Abella Villafranca from E-Team, hDrop

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E-Team grantee, Adria Abella Villafranca of hDrop developed a wearable device that analyzes dehydration levels and alerts users when it's necessary to drink water.

how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap

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As more technology transfer offices work to close the gender engagement gap, we outline some best practices to help administrators enhance their efforts. The post how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap appeared first on VentureWell.

students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business

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More university programs are fostering industry partnerships, and giving students real-world opportunities to address environmental issues. . The post students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty Early-stage innovators sustainable design

innovating infection prevention: five startups slowing the spread of disease worldwide

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We’re highlighting VentureWell-supported innovators that are innovating infection prevention to end the spread of diseases worldwide. The post innovating infection prevention: five startups slowing the spread of disease worldwide appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Healthcare Technology e-teams sanitation

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics

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Adam Stager of E-Team, TRIC Robotics, is working to eliminate pesticides from farming to protect workers and the environment. The post eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics appeared first on VentureWell. Sustainable Innovation E-Team Early-stage innovators

7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking

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We curated a fresh new list of cutting-edge class exercises to incorporate into innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum. The post 7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests

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Frightened to fail? Face your fears! Download a free stress test to identify your startup's vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans. The post Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators I&E Ecosystems customer discovery E-Team entrepreneurship education Mentors startup teaching resources

Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity

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Julie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators startup sustainable design water

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum

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Jeremy Faludi's Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses. The post Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Faculty sustainable design teaching resources