Bootcamps on Saturdays in 050 Dodge Hall

Do you have an idea that could change the world? Whether it’s a new online pet rental service, bathroom cleaning robot, or the next cure for smelly feet, the Husky Startup Challenge (HSC) is here to help turn your idea into a company. Through a series of bootcamps, workshops, networking events, and a final Demo Day participants will get support to finish the program with a functioning business and plans to grow.

Bootcamp dates (from 12-4pm):

  • Feb 4 – Value Prop and Competitor Analysis
  • Feb 11 – Market Research and Customer Validation
  • Feb 25 – Prototyping
  • Mar 18 – Go-to-market strategy & intro to pitching
  • April 1 – Pitching
  • April 11 – Demo Day


Demo Day: April 11, 2017

“A Celebration of Northeastern Student Entrepreneurship”

Demo Day is the culmination of a series of ideation sessions and bootcamps positioned to jump start any student’s concept into a company. Ventures pitch to an audience of their peers, faculty members, investors and industry professionals and is comprised of two parts.

1) Tabling: students set up a table with information about their companies and talk with attendees about their product and the work they did throughout the semester.

2) Pitching: students then complete a 2 minute pitch in front of 300+ attendees.

For Photos of last year’s Demo Day, click here.

Don’t forget to register for this semester’s Demo Day here.



Keynote Address:

Each semester, we ask a local entrepreneur, investor, professional to give the Keynote Address at Demo Day.

Last Fall we were lucky enough to have Katie Rae speak. She’s one of the biggest names in entrepreneurship in Boston having co-founded Startup Institute, been the Managing Director of TechStars Boston and just started her own fund, Project 11.

We look forward to unique keynote’s each semester, whether they’re about starting companies in Boston, entrepreneurship as a student or the difficulties of going it alone, the address never fails to inspire.


Program Details

The Husky Startup Challenge is open to all students at Northeastern. Attendance to the boot camps and networking events is critical to the success of your venture so be sure you keep those dates open. Participation is absolutely free of cost and pizza is provided.

Get involved this Spring by emailing the team!

Program Coordinators

Daniele Bocchieri

Daniele Bocchieri

Program Director

Sachin Mehta

Sachin Mehta

Program Director

Madison Mitteness

Madison Mitteness

Program Director

Husky Startup Challenge Success Stories



Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 10.30.48 AM

download (3)

download (9)


Our Partners


Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 6.15.31 PM

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 6.16.50 PM

Scout_Logo_3_Teal_RGB (1)

Upcoming Events


Speaker Series

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ 425 Shillman
Learn More

Speaker Series

8:00 am — 5:00 pm
@ 425 Shillman
Learn More

E-Kickoff Spring 2018

12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ Snell Library Quad
Learn More