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Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Find out how to provide mentorship to students who may not feel like they belong in innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell.

What Is Non-Dilutive Funding and Why Is It So Important for Early-Stage Innovators?

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When you’re just starting out as an early-stage innovator, the number of funding opportunities can be overwhelming. Learn how non-dilutive funding can be right for your venture. The post What Is Non-Dilutive Funding and Why Is It So Important for Early-Stage Innovators? appeared first on VentureWell.

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How To Connect Design Students to Sustainability

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Course & Program grantee Mateo Neri offers advice for faculty seeking ways to integrate sustainable principles into their courses. The post How To Connect Design Students to Sustainability appeared first on VentureWell.

Studying the Impact of STEM Entrepreneurship Programs: The Why and How

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Penn State’s Sarah Zappe and Stephanie Cutler share research showing the positive student outcomes of STEM entrepreneurship programs, outlining critical steps for faculty to take on their entrepreneurship education journey.

7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies—the ultimate competitive advantage. With the help of the fastest, most frictionless way to target strategic accounts with in-the-moment behavioral data, marketers can reach prospects at the very beginning of their buyer’s journey. Even before they’ve engaged with any sales or marketing channels. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations, helping you prioritize sales outreach with companies that are ready to buy.

Inspiring Sustainable Design: Green Materials—How To Build Better

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Learn how to teach students to incorporate green materials into their inventions with exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability. The post Inspiring Sustainable Design: Green Materials—How To Build Better appeared first on VentureWell.

Cultivating Inclusivity: Engagement at Community Colleges and Beyond

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Learn how community colleges welcome and encourage entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds—and how you can, too. The post Cultivating Inclusivity: Engagement at Community Colleges and Beyond appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty Inclusive entrepreneurship advancing equity teaching resources

turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity

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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. The post turning the tide: how Beall Applied Innovation champions educational equity appeared first on VentureWell.

how can we make innovation more inclusive?

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Underrepresented innovators share their insights and experiences on how to make innovation more inclusive, ensuring underrepresented students consider entrepreneurship as a career path. The post how can we make innovation more inclusive? appeared first on VentureWell.

Celebrating Danielle Boyer, an Eco-Friendly Robotics Trailblazer

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We’re spotlighting Danielle Boyer, founder of robotics education startup The STEAM Connection and winner of our 2022 Sustainable Practice Impact Award. The post Celebrating Danielle Boyer, an Eco-Friendly Robotics Trailblazer appeared first on VentureWell.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you to make an impact — fast. That’s where your data comes in. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects — when they’re most receptive to hearing your message — using different types of data.

Advancing Equity: Validating Multiple Pathways and Developing a Holistic Organizational Approach

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Validating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Screw Ideas: How To Fix the Flaws of Ideation-Focused I&E

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Learn how the Screw Ideas manifesto’s radical approach to I&E education can help you redesign your curriculum. The post Screw Ideas: How To Fix the Flaws of Ideation-Focused I&E appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

Top Trends for 2022: Innovation’s New Normal

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What's on the horizon for science and tech innovators? VentureWell experts track top trends for 2022. The post Top Trends for 2022: Innovation’s New Normal appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators inclusive entrepreneurship sustainable design

How Dr. Gilda Barabino plans to make science accessible to all

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Gilda Barabino, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, believes that science can solve the world’s greatest challenges. The post How Dr. Gilda Barabino plans to make science accessible to all appeared first on VentureWell.

16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurship education: q&a with Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College

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VentureWell faculty grants recipient,Laquita Blockson of Agnes Scott College, teaches students the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in entrepreneurial ventures, with a focus on under-resourced communities.

Three Lessons Young Innovators Can Learn from Theranos’ Mistakes

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Christina Tamer offers guidance on how early-stage startups can avoid making business and ethical mistakes. The post Three Lessons Young Innovators Can Learn from Theranos’ Mistakes appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology

activities for teaching innovation: game-based learning

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Game-based learning is an excellent way to boost student engagement, and an opportunity to introduce difficult course content or teach new skills. The post activities for teaching innovation: game-based learning appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty teaching resources

Sarah Says: Mapping Three Paths for Student Innovators

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Welcome to Sarah Says, a new series by VentureWell Program Officer Sarah Wharmby. Sarah will address commonly asked questions raised in our E-Team workshops. The post Sarah Says: Mapping Three Paths for Student Innovators appeared first on VentureWell.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

opening the pipeline for assistive technology

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We explore ways faculty can collaborate with a university’s technology transfer office to support the commercialization of assistive technology innovation. The post opening the pipeline for assistive technology appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty healthcare innovation

big ideas 2021: a bold path forward for innovation and entrepreneurship education

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For 25 years, VentureWell has closely supported early-stage STEM entrepreneurs who are designing groundbreaking innovations for the world’s most urgent problems. This year, we’ll be exploring four big ideas that are critical to addressing the challenges ahead.

AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship

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Learn how early-stage support helped E-Team AeroShield Materials shift their thinking from researchers to entrepreneurs. The post AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Sustainable Innovation Early-stage innovators

pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams

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Pitch competitions offer early-stage startups the opportunity to share their innovations, network with potential mentors and funders, and possibly gain access to funding and expert. The post pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams appeared first on VentureWell.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

What the Patent Gap Tells Us About Diversity in Innovation

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Identifying the U.S. patent gap can help dismantle barriers to invention faced by underrepresented groups and expand the country’s pool of innovators. The post what the patent gap tells us about diversity in innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship intellectual property

creating impact through collaborative design: q&a with Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design

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VentureWell faculty grantee, Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design guides students in understanding the full dimensions of their collaborative design impact as inventors.

Cultivating Inclusivity: How To Infuse Belonging in Your Classroom

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We’re unpacking how the innovation and entrepreneurship community can bring a sense of belonging to higher education by starting in the classroom. The post Cultivating Inclusivity: How To Infuse Belonging in Your Classroom appeared first on VentureWell.

reimagining chemical engineering education: q&a with Dr. Pedro Arce of Tennessee Tech University

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Faculty grantee, Pedro Arce, designed courses that tasked chemical engineering students with developing innovative, nature-inspired solutions to societal challenges.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

5 Strategies for Startups Navigating an Uncertain Supply Chain

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Our experts offer five tips to help early-stage startups manage global supply chain disruptions. The post 5 Strategies for Startups Navigating an Uncertain Supply Chain appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators entrepreneurship supply chain

At-Home DNA Testing: A Q&A with Ana Cornell of Acorn Genetics

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Hear from Ana Cornell about her E-Team Acorn Genetics, which is developing a low-cost, at-home DNA testing kit that enables users to privately test for genetic conditions. The post At-Home DNA Testing: A Q&A with Ana Cornell of Acorn Genetics appeared first on VentureWell.

Combating Cardiac Arrest: A Q&A with Heather Holman of Heartbeat Technologies

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Hear from Heather Holman about her E-Team Heartbeat Technologies, which is working to treat patients experiencing cardiac arrest by increasing blood flow to the heart. The post Combating Cardiac Arrest: A Q&A with Heather Holman of Heartbeat Technologies appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing

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The RADx program has helped commercialize dozens of COVID testing technologies, using its collaborative fast-track approach to achieve in months what once took years. The post RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems healthcare innovation