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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

Quad Technologies is MassChallenge Award Winner

November 1, 2013

Two weeks after being named a finalist in Mass­Chal­lenge, the world’s largest ven­ture accel­er­ator, North­eastern spinoff Quad Tech­nolo­gies has been selected to receive a $45,000 award from the Center for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence in Space as part of the accel­er­ator program’s “sidecar challenge.” Read more


Ask the Entrepreneur – 3Qs with 3-Spark

October 31, 2013

Pitching your busi­ness to U.S. Sen. Eliz­a­beth Warren is no easy feat, but it helps when you’ve prac­ticed your ele­vator pitch a number of times before­hand, says North­eastern alumnus and researcher Richard Ranky, co-​​founder and CEO of 3-​​Spark, LLC.  Read more

Northeastern startup named finalist in global competition

October 23, 2013

On their first day of grad­uate school at North­eastern, Sean Kevlahan told Adam Hatch of his ambi­tious vision: Hatch would invent some­thing amazing, and Kevlahan would help him sell it. Four years later, their biotech­nology startup Quad Tech­nolo­gies has made it to the final round of the pres­ti­gious 2013 Mass­Chal­lenge, an annual global startup com­pe­ti­tion that this year has more than $1 mil­lion in accel­er­ator grant funding up for grabs.


Is it possible, a 3D printer in every home?

October 23, 2013

A Northeastern University spin-out, 3-Spark, is designing 3D printers that will churn out working electronics.


The Unconventional Entrepreneur

September 12, 2013

Today’s entrepreneurs embody the spirit of entrepreneurship more than any conventional definition. Meet a few of our alumni and students who aren’t afraid to shatter perceptions about how, why, when, and where a new idea gets off the ground.