Ives Squared

To inspire and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation in the New Haven community. 





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Ives Squared is looking for the next
Creative-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence.
Guidelines and Applications



The Switchboard is the welcoming front door for individuals to connect their interests to opportunity, services, databases and resources inside and outside the Library.




The Exchange offers an entrepreneurial and social space for collaboration and co-working around business, civic and community issues.


Exchange Resources and Programs October

Collab Office Hours
Set an appointment

Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Will Geiger
Office Hours November, Tuesdays 5-7 pm
Register for an appointment with Will
NHFPL will have a quarterly Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) who embodies the spirit of innovation and the transference of practical information.

Elmseed Office Hours
Saturday, December 1, 10-12 pm
Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers.
More information

PodExchange: Podcast Club & Networking
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!

Build A Website for Your Business or Nonprofit 
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00-7:30 pm -Registration full-
Register for the Waiting List
Need a website to help market your venture?  Build one with no programming experience necessary.  Basic email and computer skills are needed.

Instagram for your Small Business
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30-7:30 pm Register
Join an Instagram expert Linda Kavanagh of the Women’s Business Development Council to learn how to build your brand, perfect your message and generate referrals through Instagram.

Small Business Financial Fundamentals
Monday, December 3, 5:30-7:30 pm (part 1)
Wednesday, December 5, 5:30-7:30 pm (part 2)

Join the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) for this two-part introduction to Financial Fundamentals lays the groundwork for understanding the bookkeeping process in business.

Your Best QuickBooks Bookkeeping Software Options
Thursday, December 6; 5:30-7:30 pm Register
Join Janice Barsalou from the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) for an overview of best practice bookkeeping approaches and the benefits of using software to manage your business finances.



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.

Tinker Lab Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Register for November Classes

Creative Programs

3D Printer Jewelry Making Wednesday, November 7 and 14, 4-5:30 pm
First session: Use the 3D Printer to design your jewelry piece.
Second session: Make the jewelry from your 3D printed pieces.
Registration is a commitment to attend both program days.

Sewing Club Last Tuesday of the month, November 29, 6-7:30 pm
Drop-ins welcome! No registration require.
Come to join quilters and people who enjoy sewing at the Tinker Lab. Bring your unfinished projects, either machine or hand sewing to work on or just stop by to get ideas for your next project. There are 3 portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and there are also lots of tools to share including rotary blades, cutting mats, scissors, rulers, and more! Enjoy a fun evening of sharing and learning!

Graphic Design
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Monday, November 19, 6-7 pm
Class Full Register for the Wating List

Equipment Certification November
No classes November 19-23
Only register for one class
Mondays 3-4:30 pm Vinyl Cutter 
Tuesdays 12-2 pm Laser Cutter 
Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm 3D Carving Machine 
Thursdays 12-1:30 pm 3D Printer Certification

Evening Equipment Certification
November 8, 6-7:30 pm 3D Carving Machine
November 29, 6-7:45 pm Laser Cutter

Certificaciones en Español: Solo por cita.

Teen Tuesdays

Intro to Digital Worlds November 13, 27 and December 4, 18 – 3:30-5 pm
Resident Digital Artist, Alex Gonzalez will teach Teens the skills to create their own VR Worlds to explore using state of the art technology in the Tinker Lab. This is an introduction workshop. Sign up is limited to 10 students per day, register early to get a spot! Ages 13-19

3D Printing Designs Continued November 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
T-Shirt Design on the Vinyl Cutter November 20, 4:30-7:30 pm

Register for November Classes





Café Bakery is an ideal spot for networking and social gatherings offering beverages and snacks to relax and recharge as well as a patio overlooking
the New Haven Green.




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

Announcing Creative-in-Residence & Entrepreneur-in-Residence Summer 2018.

Learn more about the Elm City Innovation Collaborative.

Ives Squared is made possible with support from: