liz nilsenSr. Program Officer, VentureWell (formerly NCIIA)

My passion is to help birth programs that develop the next generation of thinkers and doers. My background is diverse, and includes fundraising, strategic planning, nurturing networks and collaborations, financial/budget oversight, communications (print, website, social media), and direct supervision.

VentureWell is dedicated to fostering an emerging generation of young inventors and entrepreneurs driven to improve life for people and the planet. Our Open conferences gather together engaged faculty and university students from across multiple disciplines to share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in technology entrepreneurship education.