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 office hours can point you in the right direction.
To explore office hours hosted by staff and experts outside of BU, just search “BUild Lab” in Handshake to see all the appointment types!
BUild Lab-A First-Timer’s Guide: First time hearing about the BUild Lab? Come chat with a BUild Lab staff who will walk you through the resources and experiences you can get through participating in BUild Lab programs.
BUild Lab-Chat About Your Venture Idea: Interested in working on an idea, venture, or project? Meet with our 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.
BUild Lab-Expert Office Hours: Get feedback on your idea, venture, or pitch from industry experts outside of BU who have done it before and want to help.
BUild Lab-Explore A Career in Innovation: Available for students interested in pursuing a career in startups or the innovation industry.
BUild Lab-Fundraising for Your Venture: Available for students who already have a venture idea. Come talk to an Angel Investor and learn about what you need to know when fundraising for your startup.
BUild Lab-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor: Calling All Thinkers, Doers, Makers, Creators, Performers, & Builders! Students pursuing any undergraduate major from all BU schools and colleges can use the minor to develop their ideas and create tangible economic or social impact. Come chat with an I&E faculty member and learn more!
BUild Lab-Pitch Deck Preparation & Review: We will walk you through how to prepare a pitch for your venture idea. For students who already have a pitch deck, our staff will help you review your pitch and give feedback.
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.
Use the Airtable below to search for office hour hosts by name and area of expertise. Click anywhere on a profile to read more details about a staff member’s expertise and bio.
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!
The Start-up Law Clinic and the Technology Law Clinic serve as legal resources to student entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Learn more about becoming a client on the clinic websites.
Learn more about using the Start-up Law Clinic
Learn more about using the Technology Law Clinic
BU Spark! is an incredible resource for students who are interested in technology and computer science projects. Check out all of their office hour categories to find the best option for you.
- Tech for All (for non-computer science background students)
- General Consultations
- Design Consultations
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
- Software Engineering
- Engineering in Residence