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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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SHA’s $50k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition

Are you passionate about innovation and the hospitality industry and are in need of funding? Look no further than the $50k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition! The competition, hosted by the School of Hospitality Administration, offers students the opportunity to pitch their ideas for new ventures within the hospitality industry that embrace innovative ways of solving […]

Why Building a Rock-Solid Team is so Important

Let’s take a look at why it’s so important for startup founders to have a team they can rely on and what this means for students who are looking to build a team for their startup.

BU alum’s ByDesign launches as a new online planning and networking platform

ByDesign, the first achievement-focused social network that helps students plan their lives and achieve goals, was launched at Boston University on Tuesday.

[Video] 2 BU Students Pitch at Novel Event with Innovation Studio

Innovate@BU and Innovation Studio hosted a joint event at MassChallenge for 4 young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a room full of experts for feedback, not funding.

“Astra Wellness” Meets State Rep John Lawn to Discuss Healthcare Venture

Astra Wellbeing met with State Representative and Chair of Healthcare Financing John Lawn at the State House to discuss their SMS-based application that addresses the historic nurse burnout crisis by sending them encouraging and uplifting text messages.

Noah Sorin Recognized In Poets & Quants Most Disruptive Business School Startups of 2022

Noah is the founder of Idori, which provides imaginative educational resources to 4-11-year-olds to inspire sustainable behaviors in kids around the world. BU’s Questrom School of Business is one of only two schools with more than one startup featured in the 2022 lineup!

Shop Swapp’s First Pop-Up is a Big Success!

On Thursday, December 1, Shop Swapp hosted their first pop-up thrift store at the BUild Lab for students to buy pre-loved clothing. They worked hard to get the word out and were rewarded with a crowd of more than 100 students buying up about a third of their entire inventory! “We were thrilled to see […]

Welcoming our Newest Additions to the Innovation Pathway Program

Join us in congratulating these teams on joining the Innovation Pathway program! Without further ado, let’s meet these five teams and learn about their ventures a little more. Strength from Numbers First up, we have the Strong family’s Strength From Numbers which is an enrichment program for underprivileged students studying math in elementary and middle […]