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Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts

Spark. Incubate. Accelerate.

At the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts, our mission is to spark, incubate and accelerate the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who will go on to do great things in the world.

We believe entrepreneurship is a mindset and a skillset anyone can learn. It helps you become flexible and adaptable. It encourages you to find opportunity in chaos. It helps you adopt a “move fast and break things” mentality to rapidly iterate your way to a great outcome. And we are here to show you how to embrace this mindset and skillset so you can be successful, whatever you decide to do in your professional journey.

We help you embrace your inner entrepreneur via academic courses and complementary programs and activities. Read on to learn more.


Alumni News

Our alumni are making an impact around the globe, working at startups, nonprofits and in venture capital. Many students have found success at corporations such as Hubspot, Google, Facebook, Fidelity, LinkedIn, Tesla, NEST, Goldman Sachs & more. The Derby Entrepreneurship Center prepares students to make an immediate impact in their academic & professional careers by developing their entrepreneurial skillset.


Expert connections to the real world.

Our faculty are practicing innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders and bring hands-on industry and social enterprise experience to their teaching. All are highly focused not only on providing students with experiential learning opportunities in their areas of expertise but also on helping students expand their networks and explore professional opportunities through internships and post-graduation employment in both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social enterprises.

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is made up of industry leaders with deep experience in innovation and entrepreneurship. Board members include entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and more. Board members are very generous with their time and frequently share their insights and networks with students and alumni as guest speakers, mentors, judges for competitions and prizes, and more.

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Have questions or want to get involved?

Visit us at the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts, CLIC Building, 574 Boston Ave, Suite 102.