Venture Well E-Team Student Grants


The E-Team Program cultivates opportunities for collegiate technology entrepreneurs by providing early-stage support and funding of up to $25,000.

The program gives college students the chance to move new tech ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial potential.

  • Stage 1 provides funding of $5,000 to attend a three-day workshop on how to better articulate the opportunity for the innovation in the marketplace. Remaining funds may be used to support further development of the project/product.
  • Stage 2 provides additional funding of up to $20,000. In a second workshop, teams develop their business model hypotheses and plans to test them. Six monthly coaching sessions follow, helping keep teams moving forward.
  • VentureWell’s Stage 3 program, called ASPIRE, focuses on helping teams develop a venture development plan to prepare for relationships with investors and strategic partners.

We define an “E-Team” as a multidisciplinary group of students, faculty, and mentors working together to bring an invention to market.

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