The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship's home is the 4,811-square-foot ideaHUb incubator in the Leo A. Guthart Hall for Innovation and Discovery, which serves as a collaborative workspace for students, mentors, and startup companies. The ideaHUb runs a virtual and in-person New York State Certified Business Incubator. If you are interested in our state-of-the-art facility, please email us at: Sharon.N.Goldsmith@hofstra.edu

ideaHUb company services include mentorship on business milestones, connections to student interns and academic programs, reimbursement for professional services on a cost-share basis, and benefits to eligible companies through the Long Island Innovation Hot Spot.

The physical space includes a high-tech Maker Space. Equipment includes a 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, vinyl cutter, laminator, photo booth, and a fashion area.

Companies at the ideaHUb

Change Impact logo

Change Impact is a social impact consultancy that helps nonprofits, schools, government, and higher education institutions achieve results and advance equity.

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.

CMS Biotechnologies

CMS BioTechnologies LLC provides chiral molecule separation to pharmaceutical companies and research facilities to greatly reduce the adverse side effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Count Logo

COUNT helps CPAs meet their state licensing requirements by offering creative continuing education courses and assistance with licensing information for CPAs considering remote work or relocation.

County Cleaners Corporation provides professional commercial janitorial services.

Customary logo

Customary is a web-based automated marketplace connecting customers with local print shops at competitive rates.

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.

Leaders are born logo

Leaders Are Born or "LAB.co" is where students engage working professionals and learn to launch their dreams into careers. Our vision is to inspire the connections that transform individuals into brands. Our ambition is to start that conversation with you.

Onton Logo

Onton specializes in creating 3D printed device stands for aerobic exercise equipment that currently do not offer supports for personal devices.

Panco Logo

Panco is here to evolve the commercial Asian kitchen, making it safer, easier and more efficient by creating an automatic wok tossing machine that can be retrofitted into any wok range.

Sightful Logo

Sightful is a biotech company bridging the newest research in anti-aging to eye diseases, specifically age-related macular degeneration.

Violet Logo

Please meet Violet - the data platform that makes culturally competent and personalized care possible. As a team of queer folx that built Oscar Health in the early days, they know firsthand the pain points experienced by patients, providers, and systems. They're building the world's first cultural competency credentialing system for clinicians, allowing individuals to access the absolute best care based on their identities and needs.

Work Everywhere logo

Work Everywhere is a web-enabled platform (two-sided marketplace, mobile first) that allows employees to secure flexible workspaces based on individual preferences, build social community with colleagues and beyond, and achieve satisfaction as the product is refined based on behaviors.

ideaHUb Internship Program

The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship has launched a for-credit internship program to give Hofstra University the opportunity to work directly with the ideaHUb incubator clients. 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. 

Apply to the ideaHUb Internship Program

Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The ideaHUb is a New York State Certified Business Incubator, funded by Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Contact the ideaHUb

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For more information, contact ideaHUb@hofstra.edu.