AJ Horst is an aspiring software developer in his Sophomore year as a Computer Science and Entrepreneurship major here at Northeastern.
Raised on bedtime stories of Silicon Valley startups, his great interest lies in bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and our everyday lives. After assistant-directing iMadeIT in Fall 2012, AJ stepped into the role of Director of iMadeIt this Spring while spearheading the creation of all all-new program, Code Red, at the same time.
Outside of the Entrepreneurs' Club, AJ feels strongly about the communities surrounding Northeastern, and volunteers regularly at Excel High School through Generation Citizen
A native of Houston, AJ begrudgingly acknowledges that he may be the only Texans fan this side of the Mason-Dixon line, and still dreams of one day bringing authentic Mexican food to New England. His love of biking and running is matched only by his love of eating and of wearing nice things, though not necessarily all at the same time.
AJ tweets furiously under the name @ajhorst, and his adventures are chronicled in real-time on his blog, ajhorst.com .
Conor is a third year at Northeastern majoring in Accounting and Finance and minoring in Environmental Science. He's an avid swimmer and (occasionally) dedicated runner. He enjoys all things technology and is easily enthused by fancy PowerPoint slide transitions.
BUILD and E-club have taught a lot about the genuine passion that lies behind entrepreneurship, and he looks forward to seeing that passion transform into success.
Matt is a senior studying Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship at Northeastern. He recently completed a co-op at S3IDF – a non-profit that reduces poverty in developing countries by supporting small-scale enterprises – where he increased awareness of S3IDF among target audiences by managing their marketing channels, and conducted and compiled research on project-specific topics.
Ariel is a sophomore at Northeastern studying Computer Science and Business. She is passionate about baking, dancing, running, and winning scavenger hunts.
Ariel spends her days doing Technical Sales at Yesware, a startup devoted to building a better sales experience for salespeople. In her spare time, she works as the Director of Events and Business Development for Greenhorn Connect, an organization aimed at increasing awareness about Boston’s resources and events for entrepreneurs.
This semester, as Co-Director of InnoWeekend, Ariel hopes to spread her love of innovation by throwing a weekend-long startup accelerator program for enthusiastic, creative, and daring students ready to change the world. And, most importantly, she can’t wait to share with the Northeastern community all that the Entrepreneurs Club has in store!
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Ben is a middler studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship. This past semester he co-oped with Education First and will be returning to work there part-time this Spring.
He is very excited to be heading up The Entrepreneurship Immersion Program this semester and can't wait to see what the program has in store. He hopes to bring his zest for life, love of people and desire for knowledge to the E-club to continue its growth and impact.
He is excited to be part of such a great club and honored by the opportunity to run EIP. When not E-clubbing he can be found singing with the UniSons an all-male A Cappella group, at every thrift shop ever and biking/running.
Cameron is going into his third year of college at Northeastern University (transferred in the Fall of 2012 from Suffolk County Community College where he completed a year of Computer Science) and is majoring in Business Administration with Dual Concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Throughout Cameron's first year here at Northeastern University he was a very active member within the Entrepreneurs club, going to weekly meetings, participating at numerous E-club programs (EIP,HSC 2012, IMadeIt) and helping the E-club/E-board in anything he could get his hands on.
After completing HSC Fall 2012 during his first semester at Northeastern, Cameron joined IDEA to pursue the creation of his venture Boston Bicycle Insurance (triple A type services for bicyclists). Cameron has worked on his venture within IDEA now for one semester and the venture attracted some clients before being put on hold.
Cameron is fun, energetic, loves to help people and loves to relax with friends by throwing the frisbee or playing some video games. He decided to get involved on the E-board to further help the club he loves.
Greg is a Middler Majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics, with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Despite being purely a science and engineering student, he hopes to become an entrepreneur in and benefit the human race through the commercial development and implementation of new technology. He got involved with EClub through EIP, and has previously helped to direct EGG. Through EGG and InnoWeekend, he hopes to help business students, engineers, computer scientists, and students of all disciplines to come together and innovate!
Outside of class he loves to read, ski, travel, listen to music, and work in Northeastern's CenSSIS lab. He also loves to talk about space travel, alternative energy, robotics, or anything on the cutting edge!
James McNamara is a junior studying Math and Computer Science, with a core focus on quantitative finance and computational trading.
James joined the entrepreneurs club his freshman year and has scarcely missed a meeting yet. After going through the Husky Startup Challenge with a distributed computing startup, he went through it again as a mentor to other students, and once more as the assistant director. This semester he will be assisting Ze’ev Klapow with the development and instruction of the iMadeIT program.
The three hours a week he doesn’t spend coding or entrepreneur-ing, you can likely find James rewatching cheesy 90’s sitcoms or running all across Boston in the shortest shorts engineers have been able to develop.
Kate is a freshman studying International Business and minoring in Computer Science. She fell in love with Entrepreneurs Club after the first meeting and became interested in all aspects of the club. She is thrilled to be involved in the growth of Entrepreneurs Club and EIP this semester.
Outside of E-Club, she is working on a research project in cognitive recognition of ambiguous images by bilingual adults for Professor Caligiuri and a research project for Boston Building Resources. She is the brand manager for Bare Tree Media, a local startup company. Kate is an avid supporter of civil liberties and worked at the American Civil Liberties Union as their Public Education Intern in high school. She is from Nashville, TN and can be frequently seen upholding the musician stereotype. Most of her free time is spent singing, figure skating, or enjoying time with friends.
Laura Marelic is currently a junior dual-majoring in Graphic Design and Interactive Media and minoring in Computer Science and Digital Art. After working on Notely, the Spring 2011 HSC winning company, her career focus shifted from photography to branding and web design. This decision was undoubtedly the right one, and thanks to her friends in the Entrepreneur's Club, she was given the amazing opportunity to study under the club's previous, and first ever, Creative Director. This fall, she will be filling his position as an official board member and could not be more excited to not only grow the E-Club identity but also help student startups evolve into beautifully branded companies.
Outside of art and design Laura enjoys playing the trumpet in Northeastern's Wind and Jazz Ensembles, photographing various habitats, and exploring different parts of planet Earth. Growing up in Northern New Jersey for 18 years, she is a die-hard Yankees fan and luckily *not* related to Snooki. In fact, she rarely watches TV; her time is instead spent crock potting, hanging out with friends, or relaxing to music.
Tyler is a third year Pharmacy student at Northeastern.
While he started as strictly a health science student, he was somehow roped into the "Entrepreneurship" business by some fantastic people. Always an opportunist, he hopes to use this newfound knowledge to eventually work on his own pharmaceutical startup, provided that he can raise the capital.
He hates when things are disorganized, and as Director of Operations, does his best to prevent those kind of catastrophes. Some even claim he does a good job!
He is really socially awkward, even though people sometimes mistake that for his sense of humor. However, he is nice enough on his good days, and only bites on Wednesdays.
Next time you see him, you should definitely go say hello!