Entrepreneur Innovation Center

Entrepreneur and Intern working next to window @ EIC

Growing your ideas, together

The new Entrepreneur Innovation Center at Framingham State University is seeking 4 more entrepreneurs to work out of its Maynard Building location. For a small monthly fee, entrepreneurs have access to the internet, use of shared work stations, computer areas, conference rooms, and free parking a block from Route 9.

Entrepreneurship starts with an idea, but it only blossoms with know-how and access to key resources.

FSU knows there are passionate people with novel ideas right in our neighborhood. The university created the entrepreneur Innovation Center to give these local new ventures – and the people behind them – all the chances in the world to grow.

A piece of the FSU campus to has been set aside for the Entrepreneur Innovation Center. Here selected MetroWest budding entrepreneurs will have access to workspace and mentorship resources.

To have an inside look at one of our "Bump and Connect" events, take a look at this video!

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Applying for Entrepreneur Space @ the Center

If you are interested in growing your innovative idea into a business, review the information and details below. Then fill out the application and send it to us!

Innovation Center Needs Paid Interns for Summer & Fall 2014

  • Hands on Learning with an Entrepreneur – Paid internship and a full course credit open to Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

There will be only 10 paid student internships this Summer Session to work with entrepreneurs at FSU’s Entrepreneur Innovation Center, and 10 paid Fall semester internships.  15-20 hours per week paid*.  Please send Summer applications by June 24th 5pm and Fall applications by August 15th 5pm. 

We will interview those who are interested, and anticipate a decision shortly after. This will enable those not chosen for the Summer or Fall Semester to register for another courses before the end of Advising. 

All the You Need on Internships Fall 2014

*Full funding for post July 1st internships dependent on vote of Mass State Government for Choice Internship Program in late Spring 

New Course Offering for Fall 2014 – Cultivating & Managing Innovation

This course is designed to help students--Business Administration and most other FSU majors—gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of using one of the innovative approaches to help a business – public or private to compete.  

Eligibility: Sophomore standing and above

Tuesdays 12:30-2:20pm Fridays 8:30-10:20am

Information on New Course Offering ENTR 301 Fall 2014

Please email your interest to: innovation@framingham.edu


Contact the Innovation Entrepreneur Center at innovation@framingham.edu.

Center leaders

dr. krim, director and dr. ndinguri, asst. director

Dr. Robert Krim (left), Director of the Center, is currently a professor in the Department of Economics and Business Administration and was the founder and director of a Boston-based research partnership which focused on the drivers of innovation in the Greater Boston region. Dr. Krim has a PhD in Organizational Studies and MBA from Boston College and Master’s degrees in Economics and U.S. History. Professor Bob Krim will be teaching the new "Cultivating & Managing Innovation" course as part of the Entrepreneurship courses. This course is open to most students in most majors as an elective.

Dr. Erastus Ndinguri (right), Assistant Director of the center , is an Assistant professor in the department of economics and business. Dr Ndinguri has a PhD from Louisiana State University (LSU) in HR and leadership development with his research focusing on entrepreneurship. His teaching focuses on Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Organization Behaviour. His research interest includes areas in corporate entrepreneurship , human capital development and strategic organization leadership. Dr Ndinguri adds a strong background in entrepreneurship. He and professor Krim will be jointly teaching the Intern Seminar for Summer & Fall 2014.

FSU's Entrepreneur Innovation Center in the news
Entrepreneur Innovation Center at the Maynard Building at Framingham State University
14 Vernon Street, Room 215 (second floor)
Framingham, MA 01701

Center Phone (at reception desk): 508.215.5921

Open Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ,
Extended Hours Wednesday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220

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