Turning an idea into a business takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Challenge program can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and applications close at midnight tonight.
At “The Future of…” presidential speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief technology officer and Northeastern graduate Chris Lambert discussed how autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.
Sheldon Kaplan “always wanted to be an engineer and to go to Northeastern,” recalls his son, Michael. Kaplan lived out those dreams, and the world-famous EpiPen he invented has saved countless lives. Kaplan, who died in 2009, was inducted this year into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Here’s his story.
“This country can’t succeed without your skills,” Commencement speaker Sy Sternberg told some 300 students at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduation ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday night. “This country does not move forward without you.”
InNUvate is a new program that the Entrepreneurs Club launching this fall in which students will develop a business or resource that benefits campus life.
Northeastern and General Electric will partner to offer a new accelerated bachelor’s degree in advanced manufacturing, a first-in-the-nation program. The partnership, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education, is part of an innovative higher education initiative and garnered significant national recognition.
Northeastern student Alvaro Perez and his co-founders of a new online marketplace called Dibind are working to streamline the moving process, making it easier for college students to buy, sell, or donate used furniture with the click of a button. “We believe that we have a holistic solution to the move-in and move-out process,” says Perez.
Beaten by the KGB, branded an anti-Soviet activist, and blackballed from academia, Alexander Gorlov fled the Soviet Union, immigrating to America, where he joined the Northeastern faculty in 1976. Gorlov died in June at the age of 85, leaving behind an impressive legacy of invention and creativity, including a turbine that garnered him international acclaim.
As the startup culture in healthcare continues to grow, Northeastern School of Nursing Dean Nancy Hanrahan sees an opportunity for nurses to play a key role in developing innovative solutions to improve patients’ healthcare experiences. Northeastern is hosting a three-day summit and hackathon starting today geared toward empowering nurses to drive that innovation.
Biotech entrepreneurship took center stage at Northeastern on Friday, when four teams of graduate students pitched their startups to a panel of judges at a competition that wrapped up an eight-week boot camp. The winning pitches included a coating for medical implantable devices that would repel bacteria, and 3-D magnetic printing that would create customized, composite prosthetics.
Connolly started his first e-commerce business when he was just 14, and he later rebranded and expanded it while studying at Northeastern. He had a goal to one day work at Amazon. First he worked on co-op there, and soon he’ll be starting at the company full time after graduating last week with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Colin Bernardo is a humanitarian to the core. He completed his bachelor’s in rehabilitative science with honors and is now entering the clinical component of Northeastern’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His stellar academic record, however, marks just the beginning of a university career driven by the desire to help others.