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Accelerate

Launched within only four weeks in May 2012 to date over 7,570 participants have engaged with our programs. Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center 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. 

Today, Accelerate has proven to be an added value proposition to our students. A catalyst to push their passion- regardless if students decide to start their own venture, work in a startup, or become intrapreneurs for an established company- the experiences gained through Accelerate will position them for the future. 

The Accelerate logo in wood pictured in the makerspace.

A closeup of a male student in an Accelerate t-shirt on his laptop.

Making it Real

Accelerate builds innovative thinking and entrepreneurial confidence through rigor and instinct, impacting students' career choices and success. This extra-curricular experience allows students to develop the following competencies for an ever-changing work environment and stand out with exceptional dedication and drive:

  • Empathy: understand and act on individual, community, and industry needs and wants
  • Inspiration: formulate strong conceptual thinking to create, iterate and collaborate effectively
  • Discovery: acquire new knowledge and resources, focus and diverge content to build capacity
  • Resilience: essential for failure, risk-taking, and adaptability
  • Presence: gain confidence through networking and public pitch rounds