NCIIA - Venture
Seed investment for emerging student
entrepreneurs from the NCIIA's new Venture Well program!
Venture Well is a new program of the National
Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).
Venture Well will provide venture development
and seed investment to select university student entrepreneurs. The focus of
Venture Well is on ventures that are creating scalable, market-oriented
solutions to health and environmental problems.
Venture Well has two components:
First, on March 21, 2009, we'll bring
together ten student venture teams in the inaugural Venture Well Forum, in
Washington, DC (at the end of the NCIIA annual conference). Venture Well teams
will be connected with advisors and investors at the event, and will also
participate in our Advanced Invention to Venture program and other advisory
services intended to help move them up the development curve.
Please encourage your students to visit
the Venture Well website and apply
online to be considered as part of the 2009 Venture Well cohort. Deadline for
applications is December 19, 2008.
Second, all selected teams will be
eligible for equity investment by NCIIA. In addition to our existing grants
program, NCIIA will now be making select seed investments in eligible
companies. These investments will be made through the 2009 year, on a
If you have any questions, please
- Joseph Steig
- Venture Development Manager
- jsteig -at- nciia.org
PS: If you would like to attend the Venture
Well Forum yourself on March 21st (immediately following the NCIIA conference,
and in the same location), send me an e-mail and I'll get you an invitation-we
have limited space for this event.