Students Drive Entrepreneurial Spirit at Northeastern

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You have to meet a lot of qual­i­fi­ca­tions to be the CEO of IDEA, Northeastern’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. But there’s just one thing you can’t have: A col­lege degree—at least not yet.

In fact, IDEA, which is housed within the Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion, is entirely student-​​run. Everyone on the man­age­ment team is a col­lege stu­dent, from new CEO Max Kaye to social media man­ager Nina Stepanov. And the model is working; new stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni ven­tures rep­re­sent every col­lege at the university.

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Originally appeared in News@Northeastern on July 29, 2013