Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Leaders in Northeastern’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity spoke last week at a national con­fer­ence focused on preparing stu­dents and alumni to launch their careers at fast-​​growing com­pa­nies and startups.

The business of doing good

In May, some 30 North­eastern stu­dents began the Social Enter­prise Institute’s month­long field study pro­gram to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In June, they returned with a deeper under­standing of life in Latin America.

3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Stu­dent Body Pres­i­dent last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

Most business leaders believe innovation is critical for U.S. colleges to remain globally competitive

A new national survey by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity reveals a con­cern among U.S. busi­ness leaders about the pipeline of talent pro­duced by Amer­ican col­leges and universities.

IDEA hits $500K gap-​​funding milestone

Northeastern’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator has now granted a half-​​million dol­lars in gap funding. Over the past five years, IDEA’s Gap Fund has helped 35 ven­tures jump­start or con­tinue their journey to success.