Educational + Institutional Resources

Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center

Accelerate was conceived as a logical extension of Wentworth’s already existing strengths and disciplines to drive thought partnerships, interdisciplinary engagement, and out-of-the-box ideas among students, alumni, industry, and the Boston Community. Accelerate builds innovative thinking and entrepreneurial confidence among Wentworth students, while creating a strong innovation culture on campus.

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® through innovative co-curricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and inform Entrepreneurial Thought and Action.

Babson WIN Lab

The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is a yearlong residency program for women entrepreneurs that accelerates the entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. The WIN Lab invests in women, empowering them to disrupt, experiment, and build successful companies on their terms.

Bentley University Entrepreneur Society

The Bentley Entrepreneur Society, founded on the principles of encouaging leadership, independence, and creativity, seeks to provide a platform for student entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs alike to share ideas, gain valuable feedback, and work together to develop business ventures.

Brandeis' Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center

The Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center fosters a culture of collaboration across Brandeis University’s campus and with the greater innovation ecosystem around us. It brings together students, faculty and staff in pursuit of innovation. Rooted in our identity as both a research university and liberal arts college, we engage and inspire our community to create positive change in the world through ground-breaking research and discovery.

Brandeis University's division of Graduate Professional Studies

Whether you're seeking a master's degree or courses for professional development, Brandeis GPS offers fully online, part-time programs in innovative and applied fields. Graduate programs include Digital Innovation for FinTech, Digital Marketing and Design and User-Centered Design. Courses are small by design and led by industry experts who deliver professional insights and individualized support.

The Buzz Lab at Boston University

The Buzz Lab is BU’s center for entrepreneurship. As the “hive” of innovation, it houses all Entrepreneurship programs, faculty, student clubs, and BU students and alumni startups.

Cambridge Life Sciences and Technology Resources

Over the past decades, life sciences, technology have emerged as an important focus of the Cambridge economy. With our roots in the American Revolution, Cambridge continues to be one of the most innovative cities on the planet.

Cleantech Navigate Explorer

NECEC is a regional business organization representing and supporting hundreds of clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England and the Northeast.

The Community Center for Entrepreneurship at Bunker Hill Community College

The Community Center for Entrepreneurship is the region’s premier resource for urban business development. Partner network sponsors and fosters business growth both for the student or individual seeking to launch a new business, as well as the small business owner seeking to grow their business to a new level of expansion.

Continuing Your Education with MOOCs and OpenCourseWare

Those who want to brush up on certain skills — or learn new ones — don’t have to enroll in a degree program to get the quality educational experience they desire. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are classes offered for free by some of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the country through platforms like edX, Udacity and Coursera.


DESx is an unprecedented program to accelerate entrepreneurial innovation in design for the built environment. Housed in the MIT School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P), DESx accelerates student ventures through training, investment, mentorship, institutional and global networks, and access to resources inside and outside of MIT. The mission of DESx is to empower the creative energy of SA+P students and faculty to launch new ventures and products that will transform life in urban places—making cities more sustainable, intelligent, and responsive to their inhabitants.

Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College

The mission of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carroll School of Management is to integrate entrepreneurial thinking into the educational and formational experience of undergraduate and graduate students throughout Boston College. Students will be engaged and challenged by rigorous academic coursework, co-curricular activities, and experiential opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

Emerson Launch

Emerson Launch is a free two-year program for student entrepreneurs to turn their passion into a profession.


HackLab is Harvard Innovation Lab's technical playground for developers and designers to receive mentorship, learn new technologies, start side projects, and collaborate on existing ones.

Harvard Innovation Lab

Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard, and the greater Boston ecosystem.

Harvard Innovation Launch Lab

The Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) is excited to continue to grow the resources around entrepreneurship for Harvard students & alumni. The Launch Lab is a short-term, time-limited, curated experiment of space, design, and resources for Harvard Alumni.

Harvard Life Lab

The Harvard Life Lab builds on the success of the Harvard i-lab, the Harvard Launch Lab, and the One Harvard mission by connecting Harvard students, alumni, interested in biotech, pharma, and other life sciences-related fields with a fully equipped wet lab environment and resources they need to take their ventures to the next stage of development. Our curated community will foster connections among industry, investor, government, and academia stakeholders. The Life Lab will be an active contributor to the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem and the burgeoning Allston Innovation District.

Life Science Corridor

The Life Sciences Corridor is home to over 450 companies within the Life Science Industry Cluster. The Life Sciences Corridor is sustained by skilled labor force availability, access to leading universities, the existence of established innovative research and development districts all within the world’s leading life sciences cluster.

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship builds students' capacity for innovation-based entrepreneurship through its program areas: Educate, Nurture, Network, Research and Celebrate.


The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation’s oldest biotechnology trade association.

The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Offices

Fundamental research is the primary building block for technology-based and knowledge-based industries. The MATTCenter enhances this process by implementing programs aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of new technologies transferred, educating researchers on entrepreneurship and the technology commercialization process, and bringing together researchers, company executives and professional financiers to learn about new technological advances. These programs support new companies and strengthen the technology lead of the Commonwealth’s existing companies.

Master’s in Data Science Programs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the top destinations for aspiring data scientists. But is it right for you? To help answer your questions, we’ve created a short guide to schools, online degrees, scholarships, meetups, and more. Already made your decision? Skip ahead to our list of all the data science programs in Massachusetts.

The MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii)

The MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii) works with all five MIT schools to educate the next generation of innovators, preparing them to move ideas to impact more effectively throughout their careers.

MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum produces programs and events about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship for an engaged community of 50,000+ thought leaders throughout a network of 28 worldwide chapters.

MIT Media Lab

Actively promoting a unique, antidisciplinary culture, the MIT Media Lab goes beyond known boundaries and disciplines, encouraging the most unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. It creates disruptive technologies that happen at the edges, pioneering such areas as wearable computing, tangible interfaces, and effective computing.

MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review is leading the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the company produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, thought leaders, and early adopters around the globe in six languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms.

Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education

The Center for Entrepreneurship Education is a university-wide resource that integrates entrepreneurship and innovation courses, entrepreneurial co-ops in early stage companies, venture incubation through our on-campus venture accelerator, IDEA, and venture funding and launch by helping our entrepreneurs network into the local angel and VC community.

Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator (IDEA)

IDEA is a student-led venture accelerator that supports entrepreneurs in the Northeastern community to reach their full potential. True to our Northeastern roots, IDEA provides a valuable experiential educational opportunity to everyone involved from the ventures and coaches to the management team and full-time staff.

Tech Generation

TechGen is a community of interns at Boston's hottest tech startups. Connect with other interns and companies through events, panels, workshops and more.

The Venture Incubation Program

The Venture Incubation Program is the keystone initiative of the Harvard i-lab. It is a 12-week program designed to help current Harvard students make progress on their entrepreneurial ventures.

The Timothy Smith Network

The Timothy Smith Fund has authorized grants in excess of $4 million to thirty-nine charitable organizations in Roxbury for the creation of an integrated consortium of technology centers at their distinct facilities. The Smith Fund grants are utilized by each non-profit organization to acquire state-of-the-art computers and properly outfit each center with computer peripherals (printers/scanners) and furnishings (workstations and adjustable chairs).

UMass Boston Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center complements and enhances entrepreneurial education at UMass Boston, providing hands-on practice and experience in building startup businesses and bringing an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to any career. UMass Boston is leading the Entrepreneurship 2.0 Movement - the NEW definition of entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur today doesn't mean you have to start your own business - it means you have to learn how to see opportunities and solve problems.

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In 2001, UMass Dartmouth opened the Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River to encourage and support technology-focused businesses. In 2015, the ATMC reviewed and refined its mission to provide more experiential opportunities for UMass Dartmouth students and faculty and more proactively build economic development in the region. The CIE (formerly ATMC) has graduated dozens of successful start-ups in the fields of marine technology, clean technology, and biomedical engineering.

UMass Lowell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers students and faculty of all disciplines the opportunity to work together to develop innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to the major problems facing our community, the region and the world. The Center hosts several programs that encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship among UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff, as well as the broader community in which we live.

Wheaton Innovates at MassChallenge

Wheaton has formed a partnership with MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator, to create project- and internship-based learning opportunities for the college’s students while providing talent to promising new businesses.