Northeastern’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
A rich, diverse community both within and external to the University, encompassing student clubs, our IDEA venture accelerator, mentor groups, other University Centers and Institutes, as well as external investor networks.
At the Entrepreneurs Club, we bring together students from diverse majors to build meaningful relationships and companies. The club provides tremendous opportunities to learn outside of the classroom through real-world application.
The Club’s mantra is to “Live Your Passion!,” which means that we foster a culture where members are encouraged to seek out what they enjoy the most, and explore ways to turn their passions into ventures. Whether a member wants to start a non-profit, be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a veterinarian, everyone is welcome and can explore the diverse paths towards becoming an entrepreneur.
Engineers for the Greater Good
Engineers for the Greater Good (EGG) is a weekend long competition where engineers and business students (and any other majors) team up to create, prototype, and build a business around a product. All products will be based on the idea of social good.
IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator
We help Northeastern Students start businesses.
Social Enterprise Institute
Business for Global Good.
The Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) is grounded in the belief that business can be a powerful development tool by utilizing enterprise-based solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing social problems. The SEI is a resource center housed in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business that empowers students to be socially motivated, global business leaders.
Health Sciences Entrepreneurs
The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs is a group of alumni dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the rapidly evolving world of health care. The group, hosting events for alumni and students since 2005, has recently launched a mentoring program. To learn more about mentoring opportunities, follow the link on this site.
Our mission is to use engineering technologies to:
- build low-cost devices that improve the lives of the elderly and individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities
- help family members and nursing care professionals care for people with special needs.
- empower affected individuals by giving them greater independence, reducing medical errors, and increasing social connectedness, at minimal cost.
Center for Research Innovation
Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation (CRI) is an impact driven initiative bridging the gap between laboratory research and need-based solutions. The CRI serves as the University-wide portal between industry and leading-edge innovations from Northeastern’s use-inspired research portfolio.A majority of the CRI staff has prior entrepreneurial experience, creating an agile and responsive team focused on the translation of University innovations into tangilbe solutions through licenses, spin-outs and collaboration.The CRI’s dedication to establishing ongoing dialogue with industry informs Northeastern’s progressive research, enabling a productive balance between exploration and implementation.