About

The Center for Entrepreneurship Education is a university-wide resource that integrates entrepreneurship and innovation courses, entrepreneurial co-ops in early stage companies, venture incubation through our on-campus venture accelerator, IDEA, and venture funding and launch by helping our entrepreneurs network into the local angel and VC community. We serve undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni from every college in the university.

History

The Center for Entrepreneurship Education was created with the vision and financial support of alumnus Alan McKim, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Clean Harbors, a leader in environmental services. Alan will tell you that his education at Northeastern was instrumental in his work to transform his small business of the early 1990s into the multi-billion dollar industry leader that it is today. He asked Professors Dan McCarthy and Marc Meyer to create a plan to help young entrepreneurs and alumni to innovate new products and services, and then start new companies. Alan wanted us to leverage experiential entrepreneurship education across the entire university as well as to its legions of alums. His vision for the center was not just to help create new companies, but to foster innovative, entrepreneurial thinking amongst all of our students so that they can help grow existing companies, whether here or abroad.

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Mission

Through experiential education, we empower students, faculty, and alumni from across the university to innovate, start new companies, and become leaders in the innovation economy.

Vision

Knowledge is an entrepreneur’s oxygen. It comes from many different sources. Our vision is to educate entrepreneurs and incubate and launch new ventures through the synthesis of classroom instruction, experiential learning opportunities, and on-campus venture incubation. Northeastern is quickly becoming a hotbed for new venture creation, with more than 150 new companies in development. The best learning is done on the job—with just-in-time support and direction from world-class educators and advisors who have experience building successful companies.

By the Numbers

Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education Infographic

GEW

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs in the world. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, more than 140 countries participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week each year. Through various programs and events held by businesses, organizations, and academic institutions, GEW week stimulates entrepreneurial spirit – inspiring people to create their own startup companies and giving existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their expertise.

Northeastern has celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week since its launch in 2008. Each year, the program has grown and evolved, along with Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern is an opportunity to showcase all the exciting entrepreneurial activity happening on campus, as well as all the services and resources available to students, alumni, faculty, and the entire Northeastern community. The Center for Entrepreneurship Education has presented Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern since 2013.

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Operating Team

Faculty, staff, student leaders, and alumni within our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Esther Chewning
Esther Chewning

Associate Cooperative Education Faculty, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Greg Dalle-Molle
Greg Dalle-Molle

Associate Director of Venture Incubation

Lauren Dibble
Lauren Dibble

Manager, Marketing and Mentor Program

Dan Gregory
Dan Gregory

Co-director of the Center; Founding faculty advisor of IDEA

Bob Lentz
Bob Lentz

Executive Professor; Entrepreneur in Residence; Leader of the Investment Network

Daniel J McCarthy
Daniel J. McCarthy

Co-director of the Center; Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D’Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation

Marc H. Meyer
Marc H. Meyer

Co-director of the Center; Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship, Matthews Distinguished University Professor

Annika Morgan
Annika Morgan

Altschuler-Myer CEO of IDEA

Dennis Shaughnessy
Dennis Shaughnessy

Founder, Social Enterprise Institute. Executive Professor, D’Amore McKim School of Business

Katelyn Husereau
Katelyn Husereau

Manager, Finance and Operations, Center for Entrepreneurship Education; Assistant Director, Northeastern University Center for Family Business





Strategic Advisory Council

Sam Altschuler
Sam Altschuler

Founder, Altron Incorporated

Tracey Dodenhoff
Tracey Dodenhoff

Director, Northeastern University Center for Research Innovation

Roy Liu
Roy Liu

Managing Director, Hercules Technology Growth Capital; Chairman of the Board, IDEA

Daniel J McCarthy
Daniel J. McCarthy

Co-director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education; Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D’Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation

Jeff McCarthy
Jeff McCarthy, DMSB’77

Partner, North Bridge

Marc H. Meyer
Marc Meyer

Co-director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education; Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship; Matthews Distinguished University Professor

Michael Sherman
Michael Sherman, E’68

CEO, AES Corporation

Eric Young
Eric Young

Partner and Co-Founder, Canaan Partners



Faculty Board

Colleagues from across the University dedicated to the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Joseph Ayers
Joseph Ayers

Professor of Biology, College of Science

Anthony DeRitis
Anthony De Ritis

Professor and Chair of the Music Department, in the College of Arts, Media, and Design

Slava Epstein
Slava Epstein

Professor of Biology, College of Science

Dan Feinberg
Dan Feinberg

Director, Master of Science in Health Informatics Program, College of Computer and Information Sciences

Nathan Felde
Nathan Felde

Professor and Chair of the Art + Design Department in the College of Arts, Media and Design

Vince Harris
Vincent Harris

Professor, College of Engineering

Shashi Murthy
Shashi Murthy

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Mark Sivak
Mark Sivak

Academic Specialist, College of Arts, Media, and Design