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The Fairmount Innovation Lab

The Fairmount Innovation Lab is a unique, cross-sector lab, incubator, and accelerator for elevating, launching and growing creative enterprises along the Fairmount Indigo corridor and adjacent communities.

Designer Isabella Brandao was born and raised in Dorchester, MA. Isabella learned to sew when she was 14 through a fashion entrepreneurship course she attended at a local Community Center.

 

Launched and directed by Artmorpheus, the Fairmount Innovation Lab is part of the larger Fairmount Cultural Corridor, a collaborative Placemaking initiative and partnership which draws upon the local cultural assets and ethnic traditions along the Fairmount Commuter Line to support vibrant, livable neighborhoods and an active, sustainable local creative economy.

For more information about the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative visit http://www.fairmountculturalcorridor.org/

 

The Fairmount Innovation Lab is located  in Upham's Corner at 594 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA

 

A gathering of local, state, and national agencies and press at the Fairmount Innovation Lab

A gathering of local, state, and national agencies and press at the Fairmount Innovation Lab

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Press Release: FIL Concludes Successful Launchpad Program With Local Area Entrepreneurs

September 18, 2017

Boston, MA -  On August 30, 2017, Fairmount Innovation Lab (FIL) celebrated the final pitches of companies that participated in FIL’s Launchpad program, including consumer tech, food, beauty and design companies. Pitching companies included Soul Plates Catering, Events by Emonica, Natralee, Queya Beauty, Joie Design Studio and ExpressCuts 10.18.

FIL Launchpad is an intensive, selective program for highly committed creative and social entrepreneurs who are ready to take their ideas and businesses to the next level. “This customized program provides selected entrepreneurs with vital information through weekly presentations, peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, access to a variety of subject matter experts and a community of entrepreneurs,” explained Liora Beer, Director of FIL.

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Fairmount I-Lab Listed in  86 Best Resources for Starting a Business in Massachusetts

August 8, 2016

STARTUP SAVANT - The Fairmount Innovation Lab is an incubator, accelerator and a cross-sector lab all rolled into one. It aims to help in the launching and growth of various enterprises in the Fairmount community. This organization promotes involvement, so whether you want to join its incubation program or you need space for your startup, Fairmount Innovation Lab will help you find ways to do so.

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An ICIC Report Reveals How Incubators and Accelerators Can Increase Diversity

May 24, 2016

BOSTINNO- Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a nonprofit based in Dudley Square, Roxbury, recently released a report highlighting a lack of diversity among incubators and accelerators, calling for action.

For the report, “Creating Inclusive High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators: Strategies to Increase Participation Rates of Women and Minority Entrepreneurs”, ICIC partnered with JP Morgan Chase. They interviewed more than 75 industry experts to understand diversity dynamics within incubators and accelerators throughout the country, in addition to coming up with solutions to increase inclusiveness of women and minorities among these programs.

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ICIC cites Fairmount Innovation Lab in Report on Diversity in Incubators

May 23, 2016

Fairmount Innovation Lab (FI-Lab) is an incubator and accelerator that was launched in 2015 in the Uphams Corner Dorchester neighborhood of Boston as part of a place-making initiative. FI-Lab draws on the cultural assets in the Fairmount Corridor to catalyze the launch and development of creative enterprises in the area. It offers a customized curriculum and workshop offerings, professional expertise and services, including assistance with access to capital and co-working. FI-Lab had deliberately adjusted its programming and curriculum in order to serve the entrepreneurs in the local community and has a diverse representation of entrepreneurs (approximately 89 percent are women-owned or led and 90 percent are minority-owned or led). 

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Harry Smith of the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative leads National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu on a tour of Uphams Corner. Janes Canales is beside her and San San Wong, both of the Barr Foundation, is behind them. Paul Grogan of the Boston Foundation is in the rear. (WBUR — Kristen Hagan/NEA)

Harry Smith of the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative leads National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu on a tour of Uphams Corner. Janes Canales is beside her and San San Wong, both of the Barr Foundation, is behind them. Paul Grogan of the Boston Foundation is in the rear. (WBUR — Kristen Hagan/NEA)

 

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