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A Healthy Dose of Mentorship

May 4, 2015

With more than 40 companies founded by Northeastern alumni, students, and faculty, the startup incubator known as Health Sciences Entrepreneurs has reason to celebrate in 2015—10 years since HSE’s inception and five since it first offered mentoring services. Among its many successes are an app to help nurses improve patient safety, a 3-D printer that crafts prototypes for designers and engineers, and synthetic voice technology that creates customized voices for people whose speech is impaired.

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Nightingale Apps – Getting to Know your Patient

November 14, 2014

by Ben Bungert

“How do nurses get to know their patients?” This is the question Tiffany Kelley first wondered several years ago after working with nurses following the implementation of an electronic health record system. Then nearly 2 years ago, her observations of inefficient and fragmented ways for nurses to access and use information for the delivery of patient care, became the Launchpad for her venture, Nightingale Apps. (more…)

How entrepreneurs can develop the right mix of confidence and humility

October 31, 2014

Tim Maliyil

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:59am EDT

“Fake it until you make it” is a common expression in the startup community, but this attitude is best reserved for a limited audience. In truth, a great idea with zero capital plus arrogance is a recipe for complete and utter failure. (more…)

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

October 30, 2014

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, rec­og­nized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. She set out to fix that problem and founded Nightin­gale Apps, a health infor­ma­tion tech­nology com­pany offering mobile appli­ca­tions aimed at improving safety and increasing effi­ciency for nurses deliv­ering direct patient care in hos­pital set­tings. She is now devel­oping the venture’s ini­tial product, Know My Patient. We asked Kelley to share her inspi­ra­tion for her busi­ness and what she’s learned along the way.


Nurses put the ‘RN’ in entrepreneur

October 30, 2014

On Tuesday at North­eastern, three inno­v­a­tive nurses shared how they’ve melded their med­ical training and entre­pre­neurial spirit to pro­vide health­care pro­fes­sionals and patients with enhanced health­care services. (more…)

Alum earns entrepreneurship award for startup

July 23, 2014

When Asan­terabi Malima was 15, his father suf­fered a fatal heart attack at 57. He had been an accom­plished scholar and min­ister in the Tan­zanian gov­ern­ment. “Everyone in my family is in pol­i­tics,” said Malima, PhD’13, a grad­uate of the Depart­ment of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engi­neering and now a post­doc­toral researcher in Northeastern’s Center for High Rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing.

They all expected he’d keep with the family busi­ness, but his father’s early passing set Malima on a dif­ferent course. “My pas­sion was always to develop some kind of tech­nology to diag­nose dis­eases ear­lier, to come up with some­thing that wouldn’t save my father, since he’d already passed away, but may save some­body else’s parent,” Malima said.


Funding tips for startup ventures

March 27, 2014

Entre­pre­neurs and startup hope­fuls looking to make an impact in the health sci­ences industry received funding tips from ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists and angel investors in a panel dis­cus­sion last week at North­eastern University.

The event, held Wednesday in West Vil­lage F, was hosted by the university’s Health Sci­ences Entre­pre­neurs pro­gram, an alumni group ded­i­cated to fos­tering entre­pre­neur­ship in the rapidly evolving world of health care. The pro­gram was founded in 2005 by Joseph Fleming, PAH’70, MS’71, and a small group of entre­pre­neurs who wanted to teach stu­dents about entre­pre­neur­ship. It launched its mentor pro­gram in 2010; since then, about 30 com­pa­nies have offered their exper­tise and guid­ance to North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and alumni.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 in review

January 8, 2014

Exciting new ven­tures, pow­erful advice for young inno­va­tors, and the down-​​low on Northeastern’s range of resources for entre­pre­neurs were all on dis­play last week during Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week.


The Power of Mentoring: Inside the Mentor/Venture Experience at Northeastern

November 21, 2013

HSE was proud to present this exciting panel discussion during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 featuring Bradley Waugh, CEO and President or Tunstall Americas. Participants learned of the valuable effects of mentoring both from the mentor’s side and the ventures experiences and about mentoring programs at Northeastern from the Health Sciences Entrepreneurs and IDEA program. Watch a video of the presentation!


Ask the Entrepreneur – 3Qs with Biolom

November 5, 2013

Imagine a 24-​​hour period in which you are on dead­line to submit a $250,000 fed­eral grant pro­posal, have a meeting with a poten­tial angel investor, and pitch your busi­ness in front of a crowd of other entre­pre­neurs and investors at IDEA’s Pitch-a-thon—all before catching a flight to attend an inter­na­tional con­fer­ence. Wel­come to a day in the life of Asan­terabi Malima. Read more