Programs and activities to help you learn, connect and engage with the community

Free Learning Opportunities

Derby Entrepreneurship Center hosts workshops and events, most of which are open to the public. Many of our events are hybrid or virtual, making it possible for people to join us from all over the world.

Educational workshops

We offer informal, intimate educational workshops designed to help you learn how to start and build a venture of any kind.


We offer a variety of speaker events from keynote talks to panels and fireside chats with entrepreneurs from all sectors and business types.

Learning Center

We open-source our entrepreneurship education content. From first timers to veterans, entrepreneurs from any stage are welcome to browse our learning center or use our searchable knowledgebase.

Meetups and Events

We host in-person, hybrid and virtual events to help you connect with other entrepreneurial people in our ecosystem.

Innovation Month

Every September, we host a series of fun activities with our partners across Tufts and at other universities to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Networking and pitch-to-match events

We host structured networking events to help people find team members to work on projects together.

Student Club partnerships

We support student clubs who promote the entrepreneurial spirit, including Jumbo Ventures, WE@T, Product Studio, 180 Consulting, Imaginet and more.

Summer Programs

We offer three summer programs, each serving a different persona in our ecosystem.

Pre-College Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Tufts Pre-College Entrepreneurial Bootcamp is a two-week-long immersive experience for high school students who want to learn how to become entrepreneurial.

Entrepreneurial Internship Program

The Entrepreneurial Internship Program provides an internship award of $4000 for a 10-week internship for students to work in otherwise unpaid entrepreneurial summer jobs.

Tufts Venture Accelerator

The Tufts Venture Accelerator is an 11-week-long venture accelerator that provides structure, accountability, coaching and up to $10k of equity-free funding per team.