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expanding equity in STEM innovation: showcasing female founders of color

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental drivers of economic growth.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

customer interviews: tips, do?s, and don?ts

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Customer interviews help entrepreneurs discover if their idea is worth pursuing before putting a lot of time and effort into it. The post customer interviews: tips, do’s, and don’ts 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

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.

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 mindse

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

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

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.

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

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.

how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19

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We've unpacked how early-stage science- and technology-based entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times. . The post how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19 appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech

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Using artificial intelligence, E-Team VecTech is eliminating the need for harmful insecticides for mosquito control. The post streamlining infectious mosquito control with artificial intelligence: q&a with Tristan Ford of VecTech appeared first on VentureWell.

from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom

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Universities are not merely places for learning about the problems created by our waste stream—they are places for demonstrating real-world solutions. The post from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

earth day, everyday: profile of E-Team, MITO Material Solutions

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For Earth Day, we're celebrating E-Team grantee, MITO Material Solutions, for bringing environmentally-responsible principles into manufacturing. . The post earth day, everyday: profile of E-Team, MITO Material Solutions appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

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

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.

Innovator Spotlight: Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of Burnflex

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Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of E-Team Burnflex has changed how she thinks about inventing by first considering customer pain points. The post Innovator Spotlight: Maricely Ramirez Hernandez of Burnflex appeared first on VentureWell.

pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators

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We’ve compiled some of the key elements to think about as you create your pop-up classes, and outlined a variety of options to keep in mind. The post pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

closing the gender gap in STEM entrepreneurship

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Tara Loomis spoke with Isabelle Monlouis about ways the broader innovation and entrepreneurship community can help close the gender gap. The post closing the gender gap in STEM entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship STEM

Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics

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An innovator’s journey from idea to market can be challenging and complicated—but also rewarding. Our Innovator Spotlight series explores how inventor-entrepreneurs in our network have. The post Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics appeared first on VentureWell.

COVID-19 can’t stop us: behind-the-scenes of virtualOPEN 2020

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OPEN 2020 put our core value of living innovation to the test. Due to the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, we transformed our annual in-person conference into our first-ever virtualOPEN live.

Faculty Spotlight: Gary Brooking from Wichita State University

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Gary Brooking from Wichita State University helps students develop a mindset that is open to understand broader issues to better solve problems. The post Faculty Spotlight: Gary Brooking from Wichita State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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.”

Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions?

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In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, we put together a quick-reference guide on the role IP rights play in innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Do You Have the Right Answers to these Intellectual Property Questions? appeared first on VentureWell.