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New experiential master’s program aligns talent with high-​​demand industries

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a new master’s degree pro­gram with a built-​​​​in expe­ri­en­tial learning com­po­nent, specif­i­cally designed for pro­fes­sionals who want to tran­si­tion into high-​​​​growth indus­tries, but do not have […]

Lessons learned from the financial crisis

Global finan­cial experts reflected on the causes of the Great Reces­sion and 2008’s global finan­cial crisis and pre­sented advice to avoid sim­ilar calami­ties at a day­long con­fer­ence orga­nized by North­eastern students.

Funding tips for startup ventures

Entre­pre­neurs looking to make an impact in the health sci­ences industry got advice on funding and net­working oppor­tu­ni­ties from experts in a panel dis­cus­sion last week at Northeastern.

Does your healthcare provider know you?

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity soci­ol­o­gist Tim­othy Hoff has found that the health­care system’s emphasis on effi­ciency and tech­nology has made it much more trans­ac­tional and impersonal.

A state of economic emergency

MIT pro­fessor and social activist Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on the strug­gling U.S. economy on Monday evening at Northeastern’s third annual Boston Sym­po­sium on Economics.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Flytenow

North­eastern stu­dents Matt Voska, E’17, and Alan Guichard, L’14, have launched a small plane-​​sharing ven­ture called Fly­tenow, which con­nects recre­ational pilots with flight enthu­si­asts to make flying more afford­able and accessible.

Business leaders to students: go green

As part of the Women Who Inspire Speaker Series Tuesday night, pres­i­dents and CEOs of renew­able energy, cli­mate change, and sus­tain­ability com­pa­nies dis­cussed their careers and urged stu­dents and industry pro­fes­sionals to seize oppor­tu­ni­ties in rapidly-​​growing green industries.

IDEA, School of Law team up to support local startups

A new col­lab­o­ra­tion between IDEA, Northeastern’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator, and the School of Law’s Com­mu­nity Busi­ness Clinic offers Boston-​​based entre­pre­neurs sup­port and free busi­ness and legal advice.

3Qs: Target’s security breach

Asso­ciate pro­fessor and cyber­se­cu­rity expert Engin Kirda dis­cusses the data secu­rity breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 mil­lion cus­tomers and how cyber­at­tacks have evolved in recent years.

3Qs: The ‘Anchorman 2’ marketing blitz

The movie’s mar­keting cam­paign ranges from social media out­reach to tele­vi­sion appear­ances by char­acter Ron Bur­gundy. The strategy is inno­v­a­tive, if not some­what lim­ited in its ability to be repli­cated, says Bruce Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of marketing.

Advice, tips for budding entrepreneurs

Throughout Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week, speakers offered advice and insight on topics ranging from men­tor­ship and early-​​​​stage funding to the do’s and don’ts of starting a busi­ness. Here’s a roundup: Richard Hawkes, […]

What to know about Global Entrepreneurship Week

Next week, North­eastern will host a series of work­shops, ven­ture expos, and other events that cel­e­brate inno­va­tors and stim­u­late entre­pre­neurial spirit by sharing exper­tise and inspiring others to create their own startups.

From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

An orga­ni­za­tion co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers has sup­port from ven­ture accel­er­ator pro­grams at North­eastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South Amer­ican country’s com­mu­ni­ties and coast­line into a sus­tain­able business.

Students help South African businesses grow

On a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in South Africa this summer, stu­dents worked closely with local entre­pre­neurs to deliver sus­tain­able and socially respon­sible solu­tions for a variety of chal­lenges facing their businesses.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.

Startups, meet your best untapped resource

A new part­ner­ship between the Center for Research Inno­va­tion and Ven­ture­Crowd is con­necting entre­pre­neurial talent with bud­ding uni­ver­sity star­tups in need of fresh ideas and a little help.