Ives Squared

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





POP! Poets on Poetry 
High Noon Jazz


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


City Facts May Contest
How much do you know about Science and Medicine Firsts in New Haven?  Complete the quiz to find out. You can use any resources available (book, reference, databases).
The winners will be entering into a raffle prize at the end of the month.



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


Exchange Resources

Exchange May Programming

POP! Poets on Poetry 
2nd Saturdays at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Join us for a morning reading and discussion of poetry with poets in G Café Bakery!  Created in partnership with the Connecticut Poetry Society.
June 8 – Pablo Neruda Moderator: Beck and Caycedo-Kimura

High Noon Jazz

EIR Office Hours
Tuesdays 12-2 pm / Wednesdays 6-8 pm
Book an appointment
Meet Rick Callahan, the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence! Rick is the founder and CEO of Krative – a branding, marketing, and design agency in the heart of downtown New Haven. He has been an invited speaker, panelist, and consultant at numerous business, branding, marketing, and design-related events, workshops, classes, board rooms, and conferences. Rick uses analytical and psychological insights to connect with business owners, change-makers, and entrepreneurs. He assists clients with strategic planning, designing, implementing creative solutions and more.

EIR Programs
Web Marketing Workshop: Thursday, May 23, 12-1:30 pm 
Learn how to grow a brand using digital channels such as social media, digital advertising, search engine marketing, and content marketing. This hybrid class and workshop is designed for those just beginning with web design, marketing, and social media marketing. Register

Entrepreneur Support Group: Thursday, May 30, 12-1: 30 pm 
Building something can be tough, but you can make the journey easier with a network.  Come meet other entrepreneurs and create that support that will help yourself and others succeed. Register

Collab Office Hours
Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Collab is a small business, nonprofit, and for-profit support program committed to serving Connecticut entrepreneurs. Get one-on-one advice about obtaining capital, mentorship, and other resources for entrepreneurs based in Connecticut. For more information about Collab, visit collabnewhaven.org.
Set an appointment

Elmseed Office Hours
Saturdays, 10-12 pm
Drop-ins welcome! Address your business questions and concerns with dedicated Yale student volunteers. More information

Liberty Bank Academy for Small Business 
Select Tuesdays and Thursdays in May through June
FREE series of classes to help small business owners feel confident about unleashing their earning potential. Liberty Bank is offering a $5,000 line of credit to qualifying small business owners who complete the program! 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.

Tinker Lab May Programming

Tinker Lab Resources

Register for May Classes

To see more information and resources related to the CIR programming, check the website
Office Hours
Mondays, 6-8 pm
Saturdays, 12-2 pm
Make an appointment


Basic 3D Modeling Wednesday, May 22, 6-7:30 pm
Learn how to use the software to model a chess piece that can be printed on the MakerBot 3D printers. This tutorial is intended to help participants become familiar with the software program and skills needed for users to 3D print on their own. Register

Making Basic Circuit Boards Wednesday, May 29, 6-7:30 pm
Learn how to make a basic circuit board using the Carvey CNC machine. Register

Equipment Certification
3D Printer Wednesday 29, 3-4:30 pm
Vinyl Cutter Thursday, May 30, 6-7:30 pm
Carvey Thursday, May 23, 6-7:30 pm
Laser Cutter Wednesday, May 22, 3-4:30 pm

Spanish Certification: By appointment only.

Creative Programs
Vision Board Building Monday, May 20, 12-2 pm 
Envision your goals to help make them come true.  Bring photos, magazine clippings, and images that inspire you. Register

Graphic Design
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Tuesday, May 14, 3-4 pm RESCHEDULED

Sewing Club
Drop in and get creative Tuesday, May 28, 6-7:30 pm

Register for May Classes



G 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.



Menu for G Cafe





If you have any questions you can call 203.946.8130 ext.140



Learn more about the Elm City Innovation Collaborative.

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