Grant funding for STEM innovators

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Have some big ideas for 2021? Grant funding is now available for student teams working on STEM innovation from VentureWell, a program that supports science and engineering-based student teams from across the nation, helping them bring high-impact innovations out of the lab and into the market. Every year, the program awards over $700,000 in non-dilutive E-Team grants to early-stage student science and tech startups who are on the path to launching innovations with a social, health, or environmental impact. In the past two decades, VentureWell has provided over $8M in grants to more than 550 entrepreneurial teams.  The 180+ alumni ventures have received over $122M in follow-on funding since taking part in the E-Team program. 

In addition to funding, VentureWell offers a robust Early-Stage Innovator Training Program designed to thoroughly prepare teams to discover possible pathways for their venture as they explore topics like business model development, customer discovery, and intellectual property.

The E-Teams Program supports student ventures as they embark down the path they’re likely to take as an innovator and entrepreneur.

If teams are able to continue with their startup after they graduate, ASPIRE and an investor network are available to help teams prepare to launch and scale their company.

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and create lasting impact. This includes university students inventing new things and forming companies around them, researchers from academia and government learning how to transition from lab to market, and entrepreneurs from emerging economies all around the world.

Venture will offers a suite of programs for early-stage innovators dedicated to launching them on a path to success. Learn more about VentureWell programs here:

Note, if you missed this deadline, there is another funding round, so be sure to bookmark this opportunity and follow it!