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2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center
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. ACCELERATE aims to build innovative thinking and entrepreneurial confidence in our students.
Since our inception in 2012 over 4,000 participants have engaged in our programs. ACCELERATE has proven to be an added value proposition to our students; 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 and education gained through ACCELERATE will position them for the future.
The Startup Challenge
The Startup Challenge provides a platform for students to form interdisciplinary teams and develop an idea they are passionate about.
The Social Innovation Lab
The Social Innovation Lab is a 12-week interdisciplinary and immersive experience encouraging coop students to create innovations that matter, solve real world issues and work in a high-intensity environment.
Innovation Methodology activities are a pro-active method of injecting innovation and entrepreneurship culture and education by holding pop-up workshops in classrooms and around campus.
In collaboration with the City of Boston, College ThinkTank and Citystart Boston are social innovation accelerators that bring together students, residents and community leaders from across Boston's varied and diverse neighborhoods to tackle specific problems from those neighborhoods.