Project Action

Offered:
All year-round
Open To:
All BU students
Application Deadline:
Rolling – apply anytime!


About The Program

Project Action is a self-paced program that empowers you to be a changemaker for good by creating a project that will have a positive impact on your community.

Because it’s self-paced, this program is perfect for busy students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset, project management, fundraising, and networking skills – all while gaining leadership experience and making a tangible difference in the world.

By joining the Project Action, you’ll get:

  • Individualized coaching
  • Curated resources that will help take the mystery out of project planning
  • the opportunity to pitch for up to $3,000 in funding
  • And more!

Creating a venture is not a requirement.

Project Action is for you if:

    • ✅ You’re ready to make a positive difference in the world but need help taking the first step
    • ✅ Your idea is a project – it has a limited scope with start and end dates
    • ✅ You want individual coaching to help make your project a success
    • ✅ You’re a current BU student (all schools, colleges, and majors welcome!)

Project Action is NOT for you if:

  • ❌ Your idea involves a sustainable business model like a social venture or nonprofit organization. (Check out the Innovation Pathway if this is you)
  • ❌ You have not completed at least 10 conversations with intended beneficiaries, stakeholders, and/or users of the project. (This is called the customer discovery process. Check out this guide to help you get started.)
  • ❌ You don’t have an idea for a project yet (Want one? Click here!)

The Application Process

    1. Submit an application
    2. We’ll set up a 30-minute discussion to learn more about your idea, determine if you are ready to enter this program or if a different program is a better fit, and discuss next steps.
    3. Once accepted, you will be provided curated learning resources for your project planning and paired with a BUild Lab Coach, who will meet with you regularly to help you make progress

Apply here!