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About The Center for Entrepreneurship

Hofstra University created the multi-disciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship in 2015. The Center serves all of Hofstra's colleges and schools and builds upon Hofstra’s commitment to entrepreneurship education, which led Forbes Magazine to list Hofstra as one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the nation. The Center for Entrepreneurship has worked with hundreds of students and fostered the creation of student-run companies through programs including: 

The Center opened Hofstra’s first 3,062 square feet business incubator, the ideaHUb (246 Axinn Library), which serves as a collaborative work environment for students and startup companies. The ideaHUb hosts all of the Center’s programming and events and houses a high-tech makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter, milling machine, drone, virtual reality headset, and programming devices.  Hofstra received START-UP NY designation for the ideaHUb to attract technology-based startup companies to locate at Hofstra.  The ideaHUb will be moving to a larger, brand new space in the new Frank G. Zarb School of Business administrative building upon its completion. 

The Center for Entrepreneurship works to complement other curricular and co-curricular programs at Hofstra, from the entrepreneurship major in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, to hackathons held by the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, to the Hofstra University Startups Club.  The Center has developed experiential learning opportunities for the School of Business and launched an Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Practicum with the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. 

The Center also runs programs to regional entrepreneurs, such as the local InnovateHER Competition, and 2017 Long Island Startup Weekend, and recently formed a NextGen Alumni Advisory Board, comprised of recent graduates involved in startups and entrepreneurship, who mentor students and participate in our programs.  

The Center is led by Vice President for Economic Development and Executive Dean Mark Lesko. (Read the full announcement.)

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