Innovation Studio


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What is Innovation Studio?

Innovation Studio, Inc is a not-for-profit that strives to make innovation possible for anyone with a dream and drive to become an entrepreneur or business owner. We provide a continuum of resources to entrepreneurs and business owners designed to reduce barriers through early engagement and a connected ecosystem of Innovation Centers. Since 2010, Innovation Studio has managed and operated four innovation centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and supported over 2,000 entrepreneurs and business owners.

What types of services does Innovation Studio offer?

Small Business & Startup Programs:  Innovation Studio offers a continuum of programs and services to support the launch and growth of businesses. Through business accelerators, 1-2-1 advising services, and networking opportunities entrepreneurs and business owners gain access to the resources and skills they need to be successful.

Innovation Centers: Innovation Studio operates and manages innovation centers that are designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration. Each Innovation Center offers flexible workspaces, open public lounges and meeting, conference, and event room rentals.


Can I apply for Innovation Studio’s small business and startup programs?

Innovation Studio supports early-stage entrepreneurs and aspiring small business owners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island through the Inspire, Create, and Share Programs as well as through 1-2-1 expert advisory and Entrepreneurship Navigation.

The Grow program is open to existing small business owners who are based in the United States, but MA and RI businesses are prioritize. Due to funding availability, service offerings and fee structure may vary based on the location of the participant.

The Scale Program is for Pre-Seed to Seed Stage startups. In most cases, U.S. based startups are invited to apply. In some programs, applications may be limited to a region or could expand to accept international applicants. Please see the Scale program page for details

Where can I find an Innovation Center location?

Innovation Studio Innovation Centers are in Boston, MA and Providence, RI.

District Hall Boston: 75 Northern Ave. Boston, MA 02110

Roxbury Innovation Center:  Bruce C. Boiling Building 2300 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Boston, MA 02119

Biz Bodega: 222 Manton Ave. Providence, RI 02909

WPI Seaport (A partnership of Innovation Studio & Worcester Polytechnic Institute): 300 Congress St. Boston, MA 02110

Are there fees for program participation or Innovation Center usage?

In 2023 Innovation Studio implemented a fee structure for the Inspire, Create, Share and Grow programs. Based on funding availability we are able to offer financial aid to qualifying participants. In some cases, funding enables Innovation Studio to offer free services.While Innovation Studio works to ensure cost does not prohibit anyone from accessing services, our ability to offer discounted or free services is contingent upon philanthropic funding and restricted to Rhode Island and Massachusetts participants. Speak with a team member for more information.

There is a rental fee for usage of a private room or event space at any of our Innovation Centers. A 25% discount may be available for last minute bookings at District Hall Boston and the Roxbury Innovation Center. Learn more. Additionally, District Hall Boston, Roxbury Innovation Center, and Biz Bodega offer free workspaces and public lounges. Please see websites for hours of operation.

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