NCC's Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is a space that gives flight to the imagination. It's easy to picture a future Oprah Winfrey in one of the brainstorming nooks, designing plans for a media empire. Or a would-be Steve Jobs, hunched over a computer and furiously typing. At workstations in the center's Fab Lab, you can visualize the next Thomas Edison creating a prototype for a world-changing invention
Even a future J.K. Rowling, sipping a cup of coffee from the Southside Center's new eatery The Zime, as she takes advantage of the natural light and the space designed to enhance creativity, allowing the surroundings to inspire a magical new world.
Or a conference table full of students and community members strategizing the next big thing. The CIE is different for it gives the underprivileged and underserved entrepreneurial thinkers a platform to bring their ideas into reality.
Today, with the completion of the major renovations, the Follett Family Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) can be added to that impressive list as another valuable resource to the local community.Read Our Story
Vision, Mission and Core Values
The CIE understands entrepreneurship as a process of discovering opportunities. We understand entrepreneurial mindset as a set of skills that increase motivation.Learn More
View the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) team.Meet Our Team
External Advisory Board
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Startup Boot Camp
The 10 Week Startup Boot Camp is a structured program that provides resources, preparation, and mentoring to Northampton Community College students interested in developing an idea they have been working on.Learn More
Entrepreneur in Residence
View our Entrepreneurs in Residence.Learn More
One Million Cups
This weekly event founded by the Kauffman Foundation takes place in the center every Wednesday morning at 9:00AM.Learn More
Join our accomplished team of master craftsmen, entrepreneurs and expert technicians in an unpretentious environment where innovation and inspiration thrive.Learn More