A warm welcome to our first year students! Derby Entrepreneurship Center and our parent organization, Tufts Gordon Institute, are the hubs for innovation and entrepreneurship education at Tufts. We offer numerous academic courses that can be taken alone or as part of an undergraduate minor program. We also offer a rich array of programs, activities, internships and funding opportunities to help you learn and accelerate your progress.
Three Ways To Engage For First-Year Students
Take a course
In collaboration with Tufts Gordon Institute (our parent organization), Tisch College for Civic Life, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the School of Engineering, we offer 20+ courses that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. Several exploratory courses are open to first-year students. Check it out!
Consider A Minor
Derby Entrepreneurship Center offers the Entrepreneurship Minor (biggest minor on campus) and the Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor (in collaboration with Tisch College for Civic Life). Both are open to all. Tufts Gordon Institute offers the Engineering Management Minor (open to all) and the new Foundations for Future Leadership Minor (School of Engineering students only).
Join us for Innovation Month
September is Innovation Month! Derby Entrepreneurship Center is hosting 10 events to induct you into the Tufts innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Have a cookie or taco on us, meet interesting people, learn to ideate and get started turning your passions into action.