Innovate@BU Office Hours
Whether you’re in need of advice on a project, idea, or venture, or you just have some questions about how to use Innovate@BU’s resources, our three types of office hours can point you in the right direction.
Staff Office Hours
Working on a specific idea, venture, or project? Meet with our expert staff and faculty to get advice and learn how to use the Innovation Pathway program to make progress on your idea. Their expertise ranges from startups, social innovation, funding, building a team, scaling an idea, marketing, law, and more.
Spring 2020 Hosts:
Spring Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9-11am, Thursdays 3-5pm in the BUild Lab kitchen
Expertise: Social impact, design thinking, deeply understanding problem and people, content and program development
Book Office hours with Blake.
Spring Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2-4pm in the BUild Lab kitchen
Expertise: Tech development, marketing, finance and accounting, hiring/team building, and building a Board.
Book Office hours with Gerry.
Spring: Office Hours: Tuesdays 10-11am; Fridays 2-3pm in the BUild Lab kitchen
Expertise: Event planning and budgeting, logistics, and event/program customer experience
Book Office hours with Lou.
Spring Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-4; Fridays 10:30am-12pm in the BUild Lab kitchen
Expertise: Lean Canvas, product and project management, team building, pitching, strategy and operations
Book Office hours with Rachel.
Spring Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8-11am in BUild Lab office 110
Expertise: Market validation, revenue projections, business model, pitching, VC and angel investment
Book Office hours with Ian.
How to schedule a session on Startuptree.
- Visit the staff members’ profile on Startup Tree our online innovation platform, via the link on their names above.
- Click on the “AVAILABILITY” tab located to the left of “ABOUT” tab
- Select the day and time slot that you would like to book. Please note, you will need to log-in or create free a Startup Tree account.
- Show up for your appointment at the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Avenue. Appointments are held in the kitchen area.
Industry Expert Office Hours
Every week, experts and entrepreneurs visit the BUild Lab to offer their time, advice, and knowledge. Check out the Innovate@BU Industry Expert Office Hours calendar to see who is coming next and book a session with them!
Law Clinic Office Hours
The Startup Law Clinic and the Technology Law Clinic serve as legal resources to student entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Every Thursday, students can take advantage of Law Clinic office hours held at the BUild lab.
Research Office Hours
Expertise: Research funding and mentorship
Book Office hours with UROP.