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BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

Located on Commonwealth Avenue, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center is home to Innovate@BU programs and is a space for BU Terriers to launch ideas, collaborate, and get inspired.

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Ready to transform your idea into something real? The Innovation Pathway is a self-paced program that guides students toward the resources and funding needed to launch a new idea of any kind.

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Voices of Impact: Every Hand is a Hero

The idea for EHIAH was hatched in spring 2019, but Erin Sheehan and Madeleine Pouw have always been called to build programs for and provide support to those who are often forgotten about.

Four BU Alumni Included in Techstars Boston 2020 Cohort

Four BU alumni represent three teams in the 2020 Techstars Boston accelerator

Voices of Impact; Junia Janvier (CAS’23), founder of My Sisters Keeper

What started as a natural hair workshop for middle-school girls grew into workshops to help them gain confidence.

Fast-Facts: IDEA Conference 2020 Keynote Speaker Annie Leonard, Story of Stuff & Greenpeace USA

Get to know the first non-profit leader to serve as an IDEA Conference keynote speaker.

Eric Hansen (COM’21) aims to fill the creative gap in elementary education

In eighth grade, Eric asked a teacher if he could create a video instead of a PowerPoint. From there, everything changed.

Kiana Ghamarifard (SAR’21) & Michael Eschmann (CAS’21) go from surfboard to boardroom

In the fall semester, they received funding from the Innovation Pathway to help launch Kahila.

Be authentic. Be friendly. And a little rebellious: Austin Negron’s Experience at the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit

Negron shares his tips from the 30 Under 30 Summit.

On December 5, the Idea Cup will showcase 15 innovative class projects

From mental health hotlines to a campus food pantry, student teams will pitch ideas that they developed in classes.