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Innovation and entrepreneurship are key elements of the US's continuing economic competitiveness and prosperity. Universities are the engine that drives US innovation.

Each year, NCIIA provides university student innovators and entrepreneurs the funding and training they need to create successful, socially beneficial ventures.




NCIIA provides the only source of early stage funding available to student entrepreneurs. Each year we award more than 20 E-Team grants, which are used by student teams to build prototypes and conduct market research and testing.

Once in our E-Team program, these teams then receive ongoing support from NCIIA staff and partners: business strategy training, mentoring, publicity, and investment advice.

NCIIA's goal is to increase the scale - and impact - of its university venture development activities.

To fund this work, we rely on the support of our network and of our partners - organizations that share our mission. All contributions are greatly appreciated, and help to advance our impact.