What’s an E-Team?
An E-Team—or Entrepreneur-Team—is a multidisciplinary group of student-led teams working together with faculty to bring an invention to market. View our E-Teams.
About the Program
Receive an E-Team grant and get training through our early-stage innovator training program. The program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. Our offerings advance teams through the pathway they’re likely to take as an innovator and entrepreneur. If teams are able to continue with their startup after they graduate, ASPIRE and our investor network are available to help teams prepare to build your company.
We accept applications three times a year. See our upcoming application deadline in the sidebar.
Do you qualify?
For each cohort, VentureWell selects dedicated science and engineering based student-led teams from across the nation that are creating high-impact inventions or innovations. Please review program areas of interest located in the sidebar.
Other requirements include:
- Developed Invention. Do you have a science or technology invention with the intention to commercialize?
- Social/Environmental Impact. Could your invention scale to address a social or environmental need? Some examples of types of technologies we fund include medical or healthcare-related devices, clean energy technologies, and technologies for low-resource settings. See additional examples here.
- Student Team Identified. Does your team include two or more students (grad or undergrad)? Does your team have a faculty advisor?
- Institution Member Status. Is your institution a VentureWell member? Check your school’s membership status. Membership is required by the time you submit your proposal.