Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship's home is the 4,811 square foot ideaHUb incubator in the Business School Building, which serves as a collaborative workspace for students, mentors, and startup companies. The new ideaHUb opened in January 2019 and moved from its location in the Axinn Library.
The ideaHUb is open to all students who are interested in entrepreneurship, working on their business, or want to start a new company. The ideaHUb also has a co-working space for companies. Amenities include a lounge, kitchenette, and two conference rooms. The state-of-the-art space has modern, cutting-edge finishes including glass garage doors that open for events, polished concrete floors, and exposed ceilings.
The ideaHUb also houses a high-tech Maker Space with 3D printers including Form Labs, Ultimakers, a Stratysys Mojo, 3D Scanners, a Full Spectrum Laser Cutter, an HTC Vive, a Phantom 3 Drone, a Squink, a milling machine, Arduinos, and Raspberry Pis. There is also a vinyl cutter, laminator, photo booth for marketing photos/videos, and a fashion area.
Virtual Business Incubator
The ideaHUb is currently running a fully virtual New York State Certified Business Incubator during COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming back companies to our state-of-the-art facility soon. The services we offer include:
- Mentorship with the incubator coordinator and a broad network of business coaches that can provide guidance and technical assistance on topics including financial projections, intellectual property strategies, go-to market and sales, customer engagement and retention, and raising capital.
- Reimbursement for legal, accounting, human resources, and marketing professional services on a cost-share basis.
- Client-only events and workshops with subject matter experts and networking opportunities.
- Connections to Hofstra student interns and academic programs.
- Benefits to eligible companies through the Long Island Innovation Hot Spot.
Companies at the ideaHUb
Arcadian Marketing is a boutique digital marketing company specializing in social media for lifestyle brands.
BOC Capital Corp. (BCC) is a not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA microlender dedicated to providing financing to community business. BCC has a special focus on lending to minorities, women, immigrants, and low-income entrepreneurs as well as businesses located in low-income neighborhoods.
Cloudscann’s Visual Intelligence Control Center (VICC) is a platform used by businesses, municipalities, transit agencies, and universities to manage situational and operational events while protecting critical assets.
County Cleaners Corporation provides professional commercial janitorial services.
Cress Health specializes in the development of technologies that enhance personal mental wellness.
Over the last three years, Drive4Five has successfully built a model for fostering a community around a sports team in the New York Islanders and New York Mets market. Drive4Five is the response to the transition happening in sports and every other industry to more personalized, targeted, social-media- friendly content by the fans, for the fans, increasing digital and in-person engagement by combining unique online content with a streamlined, in-person fan experience.
Mycelium Mile is a bioremediation company that is tasked with changing the way society deals with organic waste, transforming the landfill industry using Biochar, Mycology, and Vermicomposting to create profitable byproducts. We are committed to rectifying current and historical neglect/exploitation of our environment and want to promote a more sustainable future for generations to come.
MyCollegeTimeline is an online platform that guides high school students, step by step, through the college planning process starting early in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade and college admissions.
Our mission is to empower first generation students as they navigate their path to college. We believe in academic equality for all students regardless of socioeconomic status. Our goal is to inspire underrepresented students to dream big and plan for their future.
NextCore Media is dedicated to the art of digital media, ranging from social media marketing, website design, digital advertising, and digital productions. We thrive to bring businesses high-quality marketing while delivering more engagement and customer interactions.
Supply IQ: Full Service Freight Forwarder (sea, air, trucking capabilities)
ideaHUb Internship Program
The Center For Entrepreneurship has launched a for-credit internship program to offer students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business the opportunity to work directly with the ideaHUb incubator tenants. Students will report to C-level executives in a startup company and contribute to their business growth, while developing entrepreneurial skills such as problem solving, critical thinking about business models, working to meet deadlines and company milestones, and verbal and written communication skills. The end-of-semester project will be tailored to the major of the intern. The type of work includes social media marketing, project management and planning, product strategy, content creation, market research, data and analytics reporting, website and app development, research on areas related to business development, marketing automation, and business plan development. The Center also has relationships with businesses through various programming and can connect students with those early stage local businesses. The requirements of the internship will include:
- Working directly with an ideaHUb company for 8–10 hours per week during the semester at the ideaHUb (which will vary depending on the student's schedule and number of credits).
- Attending events organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship in the ideaHUb focused on entrepreneurial skill building with various speakers and topics.
- Meeting with the Center for Entrepreneurship team to monitor progress.
- Meeting/corresponding with a faculty advisor. Please note that not all internships will qualify for credits in the student’s major; some of them may be for general elective credits and cannot be used to fulfill major credit requirements. The chair of each department will make the determination.
- Working on a specific project due at the end of the internship related to their responsibilities with the company and major (such as a market research report, business plan and pitch presentation, completed website or social media graphic portfolio, social media strategy plan, product development roadmap, design and UX/UI portfolio, venture capital strategy).
Students must comply with all requirements of their academic department to receive school credit, including prerequisites, project deliverables, etc. Read more information about internships in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Please email ideaHUb@hofstra.edu with any questions about the ideaHUb internship opportunity.
The ideaHUb is a New York State Certified Business Incubator, funded by Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
Contact the ideaHUb
For more information, contact ideaHUb@hofstra.edu.