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Workshops and Events

Learn outside of the classroom.

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

Sign up for an event in our new Entrepreneurial Speaker Series and be blown away by the real-world insights from entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who tell it like it is in fireside chats and panel discussions.

Founder's Workshops

Whether you plan to enter one of the four main competitions or you simply want to learn more about the world of entrepreneurship, attend our Founder's Workshops to gain direct, credible insights, advice from entrepreneurs who have built both large and small businesses and social enterprises, and important connections to our Coaches to guide you through the process of building your companies.

Jumbo Cafés

Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Come meet and connect directly with the Derby Entrepreneurship Center’s faculty, Advisory Board members, and alumni working in the startup and established business communities. Find out what it takes to start a business of any kind. Get your questions directly answered and make connections.

Venture Roadshows

Winners from the $100k New Ventures Competition participated in the annual Venture Roadshows in cities across the country. The team of Tufts entrepreneurs meet with partners venture capital firms, as well as angel investors, and dozens of Tufts alumni/ae. It's an amazing opportunity to pitch their business ideas and network with industry leaders.

  • A two-day Boston Venture Roadshow in October
  • A one-day NYC Venture Roadshow in May
  • An exciting event in California to be announced

Tufts Venture Accelerator

The Tufts Venture Accelerator provides selected startups with comprehensive and thoughtful guidance, mentoring, support, connections, and resources to start and grow their business along a tailored curriculum. These teams of students & alumni dedicate their summer to focus on advancing their venture without distractions.