Discover Your Career Path With Innovation + Entrepreneurship Programs
ACCELERATE, Wentworth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center nurtures a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking among Wentworth’s students. Connects students with mentors, alumni and professionals to learn, explore, push their ideas, follow their passion, have fun, and grow. We offer programs, but also events, workshops, and fun activities for EVERYBODY.
The Startup Challenge helps Wentworth students turn their ideas into reality. The focus is on the learning experience! Innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit are livelong skills regardless if you are starting your own company or not – you’ll become more desirable to companies. So far more than 240 students participated over the last year, took advantage of 80+ mentors and were part of 80+ interdisciplinary ideas. 15 teams were funded for a total of $78,000.
The Social Innovation Lab [SIL] allows students to apply their product and technology innovations to problems that need to be solved, in areas that are relevant, and to impact communities and individual’s lives. SIL launched on May 20 and is a pilot Co-op program, where five students from five different disciplines tackle five challenges. Workshops and events, however, are open to the public and everybody is invited to get inspired, collaborate, engage, and ideate on how to change the world by addressing small and large problems with systemic reach.
The City of Boston and Wentworth’s Accelerate co-founded the CollegeThinkTank Boston. A one-day event intended to bring together students across diverse disciplines and universities/colleges to ideate around a real-world challenge the city identifies. On June 15, 2013 100 students from 19 colleges came together at MassChallenge and tackled “vacant storefronts” alongside innovation firms such as IDEO, Continuum, Design Museum Boston, and IXL Center.