Sullivan Family Ideator

The Sullivan Family Ideator Program at the Wond’ry helps aspiring university-affiliated innovators (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) evaluate and develop their ideas by teaching an evidence-based approach to idea evaluation and offering expert mentorship and access to resources. Participants can receive microgrants if they demonstrate a strong commitment to their idea and its merit. Completing the program and demonstrating product-solution fit can lead to further opportunities, such as eligibility for the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program and the Wond’ry’s Builder Program.

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Sullivan Family Ideator Program (Virtual)

This program is composed of 5 virtual, interactive sessions on Saturdays with required instructor and mentor office hours. Each participant will have the opportunity to pitch their idea for potential microgrant funding.

Ideator Bootcamp

Microgrant Awardees

A limited number of microgrants are awarded to participants displaying a high level of commitment to pursuing their idea and having sufficient, supportive evidence of its merit.


Program Support

The Sullivan Family Ideator Program is funded in part by the Sullivan Family and in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant #1735762, PI David Owens).

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