The Institute of
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship is now the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The mission of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to foster and nurture a community of innovation and entrepreneurialism that encourages superior learning, teaching, and impactful research, and supports the development of business ventures.
The mission of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center is to help businesses on Long Island and in the metropolitan area succeed in their business enterprises. The BDC offers resources for business support and education through programs open to members of the community.
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About the Center
Meet the team behind the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hofstra University, as well as our Advisory Board and Next-Gen Advisory Board.
Want to learn more about Hofstra University’s entrepreneurship-focused educational programs, extracurricular programs, and services for small businesses across the University? Find out more at Entrepreneurship Across Hofstra
Over $650,000 in prizes awarded
Over 2,000 mentor sessions
Over 50 student internships facilitated
2017 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
US Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem 2021 Prize Winner
A NYS Certified Business Incubator that connects companies to student interns, mentorship, provides professional service reimbursement, and is part of the Long Island Innovation Hot Spot.
Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge
An annual entrepreneurship competition for Hofstra students with total prizes valued at $75,000.
Offers students real-life experience recording, producing, promoting and distributing music.
MWBE Technical Assistance
The EAC provides hands-on technical assistance with the New York State MWBE Certification application process.
Entrepreneurship Assistance Center
A 60-hour training program for businesses starting up or expanding.
Ascend Long Island
Provides vital resources to diverse businesses in the areas of procurement, access to capital, and access markets. Primarily supported by JPMorgan Chase, also sponsored by the PSEGLI Foundation and Long Island Community Foundation.
Hofstra Veterans Venture Challenge
A Business accelerator for veterans, military spouses, and Gold Star Families around the U.S. with over $100,000 in prizes.
With $50,000 in available funding, faculty are invited to apply to be Innovation Research or Teaching Fellows to further research with societal and commercial impact or promote innovation in the classroom.
Are you looking for strategic guidance and advice from experts in entrepreneurship and business? Contact us to set up a mentor session.
- Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies
- National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
- Frank G. Zarb School of Business
- Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law
- Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
- Directions to Oak Street Center and ideaHUb