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Innovative School Combines Entrepreneurship and Technology

Northeastern has established a new School of Technological Entrepreneurship (SOTE), the first of its kind. The school leverages the university's considerable strengths in technology, entrepreneurship, business, computing, engineering, and biotechnology.

SOTE will build on Northeastern's long-standing legacy of producing technological entrepreneurs.

"SOTE will train technology people about business and business people about technology," says interim dean Thomas P. Cullinane, ME'68. "Our goal is to successfully blend business creation with technology development."

The school will begin offering an undergraduate minor in January 2004. Next year, master's degree and graduate certificate programs will be added. Course topics will include innovation and entrepreneurship, managing technology, and strategic entrepreneurship.

SOTE will build on Northeastern's long-standing legacy of producing technological entrepreneurs. Currently, the university is second only to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the number of technology-based companies started by alumni.

Gifts to the Leadership Campaign, including more than $1 million from Jean C. Tempel, H'03, are funding start up expenditures, endowment, and scholarships for the new school.

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School of Technological Entrepreneurship
Interim SOTE Dean Thomas P. Cullinane
  This article was published in the November 2004 issue of Northeastern University Magazine.          

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