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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.

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

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

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.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College

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We continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring. The post Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College appeared first on VentureWell.

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University

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Julie Messing from Kent State University is working to help all students, regardless of discipline, gain an entrepreneurial mindset. The post Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE

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Clay Andrews, co-founder of E-Team, HALE, has learned that over-thinking can prevent a good idea from ever getting out of the lab and into the market. The post innovator spotlight: clay andrews of HALE appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare technology startup

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.

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.

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.

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 Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives

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Challenging assumptions is a valuable process for any venture, and one that entrepreneurs should not be afraid to embrace. The post How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators global health Saving Lives at Birth

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4 Ways to Support Early-Stage Innovators Beyond the Classroom

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In this article, we explore the types of support early-stage innovators need most, and highlight tools to assess the impact of resources. The post 4 Ways to Support Early-Stage Innovators Beyond the Classroom appeared first on VentureWell.

Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

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For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems. The post Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation appeared first on VentureWell.

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Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

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E-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve. The post Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife appeared first on VentureWell.

Faculty Spotlight: Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University

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Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University is working to transform entrepreneurship education to focus on executing ideas, not just ideation. The post Faculty Spotlight: Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

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

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

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Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

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Faculty Spotlight: Scott Shrake from Colorado State University

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For Scott Shrake, teaching allows him to interact with students who believe that everything is possible and recognize that failure is temporary. The post Faculty Spotlight: Scott Shrake from Colorado State University appeared first on VentureWell.

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

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We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

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.

innovating for low-resource settings: learnings from the d-tree international experience

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Creating a business model that allows you to transition to scale is particularly difficult in a low-resource environment. Here's how D-Tree succeeded. The post innovating for low-resource settings: learnings from the d-tree international experience appeared first on VentureWell.

Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials

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For Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill. The post Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startups

the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

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We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs. The post the role universities play in startup ecosystem development appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship

Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution

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Despite ominous data about the harmful impact - and volume - of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue. The post Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design water

Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses

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Many faculty struggle to incorporate environmental responsibility into existing STEM courses. Jeremy Faludi explains how he did it—and how you can, too. The post Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses appeared first on VentureWell.

Intensive Design Experience: Preparing Engineering Students for the Real World

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An intensive design experience simulates a high-performance team situation to show students what it takes to succeed in the workforce or as an entrepreneur. The post Intensive Design Experience: Preparing Engineering Students for the Real World appeared first on VentureWell.

Access to Low-Cost Tools for Scientific Discovery: A Conversation with Schmidt Futures’ Tom Kalil

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What if everyone had access to low-cost, high-quality, and easy-to-use tools for scientific discovery? Tom Kalil from Schmidt Futures is trying to find out. The post Access to Low-Cost Tools for Scientific Discovery: A Conversation with Schmidt Futures’ Tom Kalil appeared first on VentureWell.

5 Ways Student Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Support Resources

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VentureWell Program Officer, Samer Yousif, shares his insights to help student entrepreneurs make the most of the I&E resources available to them. The post 5 Ways Student Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Support Resources appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators competitions startup

Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions

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We spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change. The post Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions appeared first on VentureWell.

OPEN 2019: Engaging, Inspiring, and Transforming the I&E Ecosystem

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The VentureWell OPEN 2019 conference was one for the books. Here's a photo essay highlighting the engaging and inspiring conference. The post OPEN 2019: Engaging, Inspiring, and Transforming the I&E Ecosystem appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Entrepreneurial Mindset Faculty I&E Ecosystems entrepreneurship education innovation entrepreneurship open

Bioengineering Capstone Programs: 5 Ways to Maximize Impact

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Bioengineering capstone programs help prepare students for real-world challenges in a way that is different from any traditional lab course. The post Bioengineering Capstone Programs: 5 Ways to Maximize Impact appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Faculty Healthcare Technology Biomedical Engineering entrepreneurship education higher education teaching resources

Blind Passion for Your Invention? Time for Tough Love

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Innovators need tough love to help them balance passion with data to ensure their invention effectively solves a real-world problem. The post Blind Passion for Your Invention? Time for Tough Love appeared first on VentureWell.

integrating the customer discovery process into prototyping: q&a with Jin Montclare from New York University

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This month’s faculty spotlight is Jin Montclare, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Tardon School of Engineering at NYU. The post integrating the customer discovery process into prototyping: q&a with Jin Montclare from New York University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty inclusive entrepreneurship teaching resources

Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem

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Faculty play a key role in helping students identify campus entrepreneurship activities that most align with their personal and professional interests. The post Entrepreneurship Activities on Campus: Helping Students Leverage the Power of an Ecosystem appeared first on VentureWell.

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

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From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators sustainable design

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How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business

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With the right training and support, battery innovators can hold to their environmentally responsible values even in this super-charged competitive space. The post How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business appeared first on VentureWell.