Where you seek support and guidance can be a crucial part to being a successful entrepreneur.

​No single person knows everything they need to know when it comes to running a business. Seeking expertise, mentorship, and resources can be vital for entrepreneurs of all kinds. Creating an “ecosystem” of support around your business can be a great way to build a network of resources to help your venture succeed. While we are ready and willing to assist any student or alumni in developing an entrepreneurial project, you may also benefit from additional outside guidance. Explore this page to learn how you can construct your own ecosystem for success.​

Where to Look for Help

Explore these sections for ways to build your connections to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Local Support Programs

The greater New England area is full of support for creative entrepreneurs. Explore this section for local programs and resources students and alumni can tap to help build a venture.

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Incubators and Accelerators

If you are looking to connect with mentors and get expert guidance for your venture, an incubator or accelerator program may be ideal. These programs often provide a wealth of business assistance services to early-stage companies as well as funding.

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Social Enterprise Resources

For those who want to create a business and make positive social impact at the same time, seeking out resources specific to social enterprises may be wise. Explore this section to find support for your social enterprise.

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