Maker space

Start or Grow a New Venture

Got an idea for a new business, product, nonprofit, or other venture? Or would you like to work with a team on developing their business?

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Tackle a Societal Challenge

If you are looking to make a difference—whether on campus, in your local community, or globally—there are many ways to get started.

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Internships

Gain real-world job experience while exploring the world and pursuing your academic and career interests.

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Competitions

Present your research or business idea to an audience of angel investors, venture capitalists, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Princeton area entrepreneurial community at our annual Innovation Forum and win up to $15,000 in prize money.

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Student Project Funding

We’re looking for your original ideas! Apply for funding to support an engineering project, internship, or other innovative group project outside of the classroom.

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Mentorship & Advising

The Keller Center is Princeton’s hub for entrepreneurial activity, and we offer an extensive network of alumni and professionals who would love to support student projects and goals.

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Creative & Collaborative Spaces

  • Do you think of yourself as a creator, a designer, or an innovator?
  • Are you bursting with ideas, but need a place to allow them to grow?

Come explore innovation, design, and creativity in the Keller Center makerspace.

The Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub provides co-working and event space for the Princeton University community. It is home to eLab, Tiger Challenge, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.

The creative classrooms in the Von Neumann wing of the Engineering School serve as design and Community Project Studio classrooms as well as enrolled student studio space. Email us with questions about the space.

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Academic & Staff Positions

We are seeking a Makerspace Educator & Design Lab Manager to manage our Makerspace and help build a community of engaged participants to explore innovative and exploratory approaches to learning.

We are hiring Graduate Students as Assistant Instructors for the Spring semester. Our courses focus on topics like design, entrepreneurship, innovation, and social impact. Work side-by-side with faculty who are leaders in their fields, industry innovators, and committed educators. This is a great opportunity to accrue vital teaching experience and also get a competitive stipend and paid tuition. Email Victoria Dorman, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, if you are interested and/or have any questions.