Community Resources & Support

The following list of local organizations provide resources that recognize and support new business development.

MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a non-profit organization on a mission to help startups win without taking equity. They envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. They also give out over $2M in equity-free cash prizes globally every year—all to help high-impact and high-potential startups win.

Since 2016, Suffolk University has been a proud sponsor of MassChallenge’s Annual Event, selecting competition finalists who will participate in MassChallenge’s Accelerator Program.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

ICIC's mission is to drive economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents.

Since 2016, Suffolk University has been a proud sponsor of ICIC’s Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) event in Boston, which helps existing local small businesses realize their economic and community aspirations.

 

Businesses United in Investing, Lending, and Development (BUILD)

Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success.

Since 2011, Suffolk University has been a proud partner of BUILD, which helps high school entrepreneurs realize their aspirations of advancing their education or launching their careers. Suffolk University provides a $5,000 annual, renewable scholarship for the student selected as the BUILD/Suffolk Entrepreneur.

 

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

NFTE's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures.

Since 2004, Suffolk University has been a proud partner of NFTE, which helps high school entrepreneurs continue their entrepreneurial experience. Suffolk University provides a $5,000 annual, renewable scholarship for the entrepreneurship selected as the NFTE/Suffolk Entrepreneur.