Submission Deadline: July 30, 2021
Ives Squared and the New Haven Free Public Library (an anchor institution of the New Haven Innovation Collaborative) are seeking applications for two, ten-month, in-residence opportunities starting September 2021 in Ives Squared, the Main Ives Library’s innovation commons. Both in-residence appointments will work closely together with a focus on mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs to craft their businesses and take them online in an upcoming Make to Sell program.
Information about these appointments – including guidelines and application forms – is available through the library website at http://nhfpl.org/programs/ives-squared/cir-eir/.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). The EIR embodies the spirit of innovation and the transference of practical
information regarding entrepreneurship at early stages. Working collaboratively with CIR and library staff, the
EIR will share their skills through workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Individuals who have experience with
the following are strongly encouraged to apply: online sales platforms such as Etsy, Shopify, and eBay; marketing and social media; business planning; and obtaining startup funding.
Creative-in-Residence (CIR). The CIR helps connect library users to local creative opportunities, artists, and
makers and the larger creative entrepreneurship circles within the New Haven community. Working
collaboratively with EIR and library staff, the CIR will share their skills in product development and creative
planning in workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Individuals with experience in photography, website
development, graphic design, social media platforms, marketing, experience with makerspace equipment, and
general business acumen are encouraged to apply.
Applications are due by 12 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021, for the 10-month appointments from September 2021 – June 2022.