Students entering The Hive at MSU immediately notice a truly unique, collaborative space. The Hive is the product of a cooperative partnership between the Colleges of Engineering, Communication Arts and Sciences, and the Broad College of Business, in collaboration with MSU Residential and Hospitality Services. This student-based business incubator environment is in a formerly underutilized space within the Wilson Hall dormitory. Equipped with state of the art technology and a layout that encourages team building and idea development, this creative commons is intended to connect students of different disciplines to produce ideas, and to ultimately support university and community entrepreneurial opportunities. The dynamic “idea laboratory” can accommodate 100 students and was absorbed space previously occupied by a convenience store and an inactive food prep area.