The Roxbury Innovation Center’s
programs and resources are designed with community in mind.
Our mission is to bring people together, create a space for education and connect to the resources needed to be a successful entrepreneur and innovator. Through our programs and resources, we are growing the innovation community, fostering creativity and collaboration, and unleashing new channels of knowledge and brainpower.
Check out an overview of all of our upcoming programs and events on our event calendar link below. The detailed list of the programs and resources we offer is below under “Program + Resources”.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PATH
Our mission is to make the path of entrepreneurship simple and easy to understand. We have created the “Entrepreneurial Path” pipelines as a step by step guide to help you from the early stage of your business concept to the advanced stages of your business. This allows you to understand what programs, workshops and resources are best to focus on now and what the road ahead looks like as your business grows. Through our “Entrepreneurial Path” pipeline, we provide the resources, connections and programs needed to foster growth within the entrepreneurial and innovation community.
Programs + Resources
Our Signature Event, Pitch Nights are an opportunity for the innovation community to pitch their business ideas, exchange knowledge, build connections, and get feedback from both the public and experts in innovation. We offer Pitch Night’s 4 times throughout the year.
We have partnered with SCORE and experienced mentors in a wide range of fields to provide free office hour mentorship once a month for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators.
We welcome aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators twice monthly to meet with the RIC team and a business consultant to obtain personal and in-depth conversations around the business and what are the next steps that should be taken.
We have teamed up with Northeastern University’s Engineering Department and the Timothy Smith Network to bring a STEAM program to Roxbury. Students (10 years and up) explore the concepts in engineering using LEGO robotics to design, build, and test robots. Promotes science and technology and provides easy access to robot engineering and design.
RIC offers versatile event spaces designed to inspire creativity, foster collaboration, and make great ideas come to life. Every time you rent space at RIC, you’re supporting local start-ups and entrepreneurs by helping us fund our programs, networking events and free, public workspace. Visit here for more information on booking space at RIC.
A 12-week Business Development Program for Entrepreneurs. In partnership with TLE Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, this entrepreneurial program helps Boston’s up and coming young adult entrepreneurs get the support needed to grow their businesses. This program is offered twice a year.
Educational workshops are an opportunity for members of the innovation community to develop both hard and soft skills, covering a range of personal and professional topics.
More Than Brunch
Twice a year we bring local entrepreneurs together on a Sunday for Brunch to inspire, empower and create a space of connection and networking during our ‘More Than Brunch’ event. Our next brunch will be announced soon.
Our Fabrication Laboratory for entrepreneurs and community members, is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication with the aim to make “almost anything”. We offer the Fab Lab by appointment only and through workshops with our Fab Lab Ambassadors. Check-out our STEAM Programs that also utilize the Fab Lab. This is Free + Open To Public. Reserved Time Required.
District Hall is part of the same organization as Roxbury Innovation Center called Venture Café Foundation. Visit District Hall located in the Seaport Innovation District for additional events and programs.