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Berklee launches entrepreneurship institute

Panos Panay will lead Berklee’s creative entrepreneur center.
Panos Panay will lead Berklee’s creative entrepreneur center.

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When enterprising students at Harvard University need advice, connections and workspace to launch a software startup, they can seek help at the Harvard Innovation Lab. When bright young minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology want to build a business around their new gadget, they can turn to the MIT Media Lab.

Now, the artists at Berklee College of Music have a similar resource in the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, opening Wednesday.

Berklee ICE, as the center will be called, aims to become a launching pad for new companies that fuse music and technology, much like the i-lab and Media Lab churn out inventive tech businesses.

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