Ready to launch your own idea?

The Innovation Pathway (IP) is a self-paced program with two tracks that fosters and supports all forms of innovation created by current Boston University students and alumni within one year of their graduation from BU. The program is made possible by Cynthia Cohen (MET), founder of IMPACT 2040.

Program features include:

  • Support for working on a for-profit or non-profit venture, or project.
  • Students from any BU school and college, undergraduate or graduate, can join the program.
  • Alumni can participate for up to one calendar year since graduation.
  • Participants are guided through four self-paced stages.
  • Participants can join the stage most appropriate for the progress they have already made on an idea (currently only available for venture ideas).
  • Resources include coaching, progress funding, curated learning content, expert network, and more.

Looking for more details? Check out our comprehensive guide below.

Innovation Pathway Overview


Ideas & Teams




Pitching & Funding