Events

All Topics (February 23 through April 19)

Friday, February 23

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

  • 4:00 PM Pitch & Pizza [New Venture Competition]

    Teams are given one minute to pitch their idea to a group of expert judges. Six teams are chosen to move on to the semi-final round of the New Venture Competition. Open to current students and alumni. 4-5pm: Tour the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center 5-7pm: Pitches, judges deliberation, and pizza!

Monday, February 26

  • 4:00 PM Let's Talk: Brand Management with Lisa Tanzer, Life is Good

    How is a brand built from scratch? How is a brand maintained? When is it time to change? Join Innovate@BU for a fireside chat on brand management with Lisa Tanzer, President, Life is Good. Moderated by Greg Stoller Senior Lecturer, Questrom School of Business.

Tuesday, February 27

  • 4:00 PM Launch Series: The Future of Everything

    Tech? Healthcare? Arts? At this speaking event, get inspired by insights on the future of everything. + Food and giveaways + Tour the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center + Meet the Innovate@BU staff team and learn about the Innovate@BU initiative! RSVP's are appreciated but not required!

Wednesday, February 28

  • 2:00 PM Pitch Deck Workshop: Build a 12-Slide Pitch Deck for Investors

    Hosted by The Capital Network: Creating a clear and enticing pitch deck is crucial at any stage of the fundraising process. As a founder, it’s your responsibility to use your pitch deck to highlight the most important aspects of your business and provide investors with the information they need to make an educated decision. This in-depth and hands-on workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your own pitch deck and jumpstart your fundraising efforts! Already have a deck? No problem! By attending this workshop, you can evaluate the content and structure of your current deck and make the necessary changes to ensure it matches investors’ expectations. Student price: $35

Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Friday, March 9

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Tuesday, March 13

  • 6:00 PM Alumni Night with Innovate@BU

    Join fellow BU Terriers for a night of tours, learn about the Innovate@BU initiative, and engagement opportunities like mentorship and more. + Bar, food, and giveaways + Tour the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center + Meet the Innovate@BU staff team and learn about the Innovate@BU initiative! + Learn about ways you can get involved, like mentorships and more.

Wednesday, March 14

  • 8:00 AM 1Million Cups Boston - March

    1Million Cups Boston (1MC Boston) is excited to launch with our first meeting on Wednesday March 14th! Once a month on Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to the Boston community. These companies highlight a key challenge in their presentation that they want support in brainstorming with attendees. Our objective is to create a space in which the community serves as a "focus group" to help the pitching entrepreneurs gain multiple perspectives as they work through a specific challenge that impedes their growth. Every 1MC Boston event is free and everyone is welcome and invited to attend! Questions or interested in being a presenter? Email alicook@bu.edu.

Thursday, March 15

Friday, March 16

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Thursday, March 22

Friday, March 23

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Saturday, March 24

  • 9:00 AM Enterprise Startup Bootcamp

    Looking to get your idea off the ground? Hear from BU Alumni who have launched business ventures and dive deep on topics like Validation, Lean Canvas, Customer Development, Marketing, Hiring, Legal Issues, and Fundraising.

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Saturday, March 31

Thursday, April 5

Friday, April 6

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13

  • 10:00 AM Innovate@BU Weekly Open House

    Every Friday morning from 10am-12pm, Innovate@BU staff will be available for tours, chat about our mission, resources, and programming. Stop by any time between 10am-12pm and check in at the front desk. No RSVP's needed.

Tuesday, April 17

  • All Day Innovation Week at BU

    These partnerships, ventures, movements, and projects help fuel energy into the BU community, inspiring us to transform new, innovative ideas into impact. Innovation Week is an entire week dedicated to recognizing and celebrating these novel ideas and endeavors across our campus and community. Innovation Week culminates with our first-annual IDEA 2018: The Innovate@BU Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 (details coming in February). Whatever form innovation takes in your life, career, major, or student club, we want to celebrate it during Innovation Week at BU!

Thursday, April 19