President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.

Social networks’ hidden resources

Assis­tant pro­fessor Brooke Fou­cault Welles is studying how people can better under­stand and leverage their social net­works to iden­tify valu­able and pre­vi­ously unno­ticed con­nec­tions or resources. She says this work could be par­tic­u­larly valu­able for the military.

Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.

Entrepreneurship is no easy task

Female entre­pre­neurs in the fields of online com­mu­ni­ties, health­care, and con­sumer product launching shared their expe­ri­ences at the latest event in Northeastern’s Women who Inspire Speaker Series, held during Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week.

The art of entrepreneurship

Entre­pre­neur­ship is not about money,” says Claire Chase, the anom­alous flutist, arts entre­pre­neur, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, who spoke at North­eastern on Tuesday evening in the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series. “It’s about agency and activism.”

Your guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

GEW at North­eastern will cel­e­brate inno­va­tors and entre­pre­neurs across campus and around the world. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s exciting events, which were orga­nized by the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship Education.