To inspire and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation in the New Haven community.
The Switchboard is the welcoming front door for individuals to connect their interests to opportunity, services, databases and resources inside and outside the Library.
EXCHANGE - REGISTER
The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.
Collab Office Hours
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SCORE Summer 2018 Entrepreneur Series
Wednesdays in August and September 5:30-8 Register
Crowdfunding: How to Start Your Campaign
Thursday, September 27 6:30-7:30 pm Register
Tap into your local and digital community to fund your projects. Learn about testing your idea’s viability, best practices for building and marketing your campaign, and the different platforms available. Learn from a panel of local entrepreneurs who have used crowdfunding Facilitated by Will Geiger, Entrepreneur in Residence.
Business Plan Basics
Tuesday, October 2 5-7 pm
Join the Women’s Business Development Council to learn how developing a business plan can help take your business dream from idea to reality. A strong business plan is a key to helping you grow your business. Join the WBDC to find out the steps you need to take to put one in place, refine and craft your pitch, and do the groundwork to apply for funding. Register at https://ctwbdc.org/class-listings/business-essentials-classes/businessplanbasics/
PodExchange: Podcast Club & Networking
Wednesday, October 3 6:30-7:30 pm
Love a good podcast about innovations and new ideas? Love networking? So do we! Join Entrepreneur in Residence, Will Geiger, and Business Outreach Librarian, Gina Bingham, for a chat about the podcast of the month and share your favorites. Drop-ins welcome!
ReferenceUSA: Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business
Tuesday, October 16 10:00 – 11:30 am Register
TJ Pridell of ReferenceUSA will show how this database can be used to research for effective marketing plans, conduct essential competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people in order to expand & grow their customer base. The online database provides real-time access to more than 44 million businesses and 280 million consumers.
Confident: A Panel on Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, October 23 6:00-8:00 pm Register
Join Collab and the Women & Girls Fund for a panel discussion focusing on women entrepreneurs and how confidence plays a role in their experience of building a venture.
TINKER LAB - REGISTER
The Tinker Lab provides the training and tools for experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making, an essential element of the 21st century learner.
Make Your Own Cutting Board
Thursday, September 27, 6-7:30 pm Register
Equipment Certification August-September
Certificaciones en Español – Los Miercoles
Creative-in-Residence: Alex Gonzalez (Office Hours)
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Take your imagination and turn it into reality!
Learn how to build stunning worlds and
experiences in virtual reality. Using Unreal
Engine, students will create their own 3D scene
filled with foliage, weather, physics, and
September 12, 6-7:30 pm Register
If you have any questions you can call 203.946.8130 ext.140
Read all about it in The Arts Paper by Lucy Gellman! Welcome to “Ives Squared” June 14, 2018
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