Lyle Stevens, DMSB’09, grew up in a family of “serial entrepreneurs,” which he said instilled in him the drive to start his own venture one day. He came to Northeastern eager to learn how to run his own business.
The problem was he needed an idea.
It wasn’t until after he graduated that the business major came up with SplashScore, a Facebook application that measures online social influence and pairs leading users with companies that want to promote their businesses.
To help bring his venture to fruition, Stevens turned to IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator. Over the last few years, IDEA has granted SplashScore a total of $25,000 in gap funding, including $10,000 to launch and build the app.
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Originally appeared in News@Northeastern on March 21, 2014