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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, develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills, and get inspired.

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Innovation Pathway

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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Signature Programs

At our signature programs, you can get inspired to create meaningful impact, learn to think like an entrepreneur, win funding, connect with experts and mentors, and so much more!

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Innovation Night Launches Innovate@BU Into A New Year

Innovation is ALIVE and well at BU! (But of course, we already knew that ) Thanks to our emcee Noah Sorin (Questrom’24), Pitch & Pizza judges Misty Farrell-Pennington, Patrick Abouchalache, and Stephanie Arzanipour, and a big thanks to our Innovator-in-Residence Jonathan Allen for inspiring the crowd! It took a lot of pizza to feed all […]

Summer Accelerator Team Demos Book Prototype

Locals around Boston were able to get the first readings of Noah Sorin’s new book “Benjy The Treemonger” and meet Benjy who teaches little kids about the dangers of deforestation. Not only are they obsessed with it, but we are too! “There are thousands of children’s books in circulation in US libraries that talk about different […]

Introducing the 2022 Summer Accelerator!

The 2022 Summer Accelerator is a prestigious 10-week program that allows students to work on their ventures full-time while accessing mentorship, entrepreneurship education, in-kind startup resources, and a $10,000 stipend.

Congratulations to the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor Class of 2022!

On May 19, Innovate@BU’s BUild Lab hosted dozens of the students who are graduating with the minor for a celebratory graduation ceremony with their family and friends.

Computer Science for All with NJ Umoh (CAS’23)

Meet NJ (CAS’23), a computer science major determined to help beginners and professionals more easily learn computer science concepts with his venture, CompSciLib.

Announcing the Winners of the 2022 New Venture Competition!

MetNet and Ollie take home first place and $18,000 in cash prizes at the 2022 New Venture Competition Finale.

Meet the 2022 New Venture Competition Finalists!

On April 28, 2022, these 12 BU-led startup and social impact teams will compete for $64,000 in cash prizes at Innovate@BU’s Innovator Night.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the Campus Hunger Challenge

Innovate@BU and the YMCA of Greater Boston are delighted to announce the ten semi-finalists of the 2022 Campus Hunger Challenge!