Since its inception in 2009, IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator, has guided more than 350 Northeastern-based business concepts and awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to the budding entrepreneurs. We asked new CEO Max Kaye, a fifth-year finance major in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, to explain the secret to its success.
- What makes IDEA unique in the world of venture accelerators?
- How does IDEA help turn business concepts into successful ventures?
- Your work with IDEA began as a venture coach. What have you learned from working with entrepreneurs on a daily basis?
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Originally appeared in News@Northeastern on August 5, 2013