IDEA Hits $500k Gap Funding Milestone

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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