3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as pres­i­dent of the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accelerator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

Can you reflect on your time as SGA president, and how that experience has prepared for this new role as CEO of IDEA? 

Serving as the president of the Student Government Association was a great experience. It’s a unique role on campus. You’re working closely with university administrators, you’re managing officers within SGA, and you’re representing the entire student body. The ability to work effectively with people is a skill that is often taken for granted. In a leadership role, you’re not just working alongside others. You must keep them motivated and excited, give them autonomy, and play to their strengths and help them build on their weaknesses. One of the most fulfilling parts of being SGA president was seeing people grow and excel in their roles. That experience has helped be become a better leader, and it’s made me more confident in myself. That’s part of the experience I’ll be bringing to IDEA.

Read the full article →

Originally appeared in News@Northeastern  on June 25, 2014