BUild Lab

The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is home to people, programs, and collaboration space that helps all BU students and recent alumni transform their ideas into something real and develop innovation skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a strong community along the way.

We welcome BU undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and offer a wide range of programs to support students who:

  • have a start-up or project idea
  • are seeking inspiration for an innovative idea
  • are not working on a new idea, but are eager to build innovation skills that can be used to create impact in any career and in their communities

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What can you do at the BUild Lab?

Launch ideas.

Our range of programs, including the Innovation Pathway, can help you launch a new idea of any kind including new business ventures, nonprofits, and projects that create a positive impact on campus and beyond.

Learn new skills.

From creative problem-solving to leading a team, our events and workshops will teach you innovation skills that you can use in start-ups and any career.

Get inspired.

In our community, you can attend programs and meet people from across the University and beyond that can help you find inspiration for a new idea or career path.

Learn more about our programs


Connect with our people & partners

Find resources

At BU, you are surrounded by resources and people who are here to help you create meaningful impact. We’ll help you tap into these resources at BU and beyond.
Learn more.

Get Advice

Our community is filled with friendly staff, faculty, and mentors who want to help you succeed. Book office hours to brainstorm, get advice, and to map out a plan for your own innovation journey.
Learn more.


Visit the BUild Lab

The BUild Lab offers students and alumni with event, coworking, and meeting space. It’s also where you’ll find our friendly staff members who can help you navigate our resources and programs.

Please note that during the fall 2020 semester, the BUild Lab will be used as a classroom space and will not be available for coworking, event, or meeting space.

  • Monday–Friday, 8 am–8 pm (Not applicable to fall 2020)
  • 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston