Entrepreneurship fever is sweeping Northeastern, and students all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-run operations is springing up to support Northeastern startups, offering skills and expertise in fields from accounting to graphic design to software coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, faculty member Dan Gregory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring parents, alumni, and faculty to join in. To date, support for the new initiative—which students named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.
The battery on your mobile phone is dead, but you don’t have time to charge it in your room. What do you do? Beginning next Friday, swing by one of 30 campus locations and pick up the Oomf, a free portable smartphone charger.
Three Northeastern students have co-founded a hyperlocal photo-sharing platform that connects people who are in the same place at the same time, like a party or sporting event. Now, the Blurr team is headed to South by Southwest to pitch its startup to entrepreneurs and investors as finalists in a national student startup competition.
On Monday night, Northeastern will host its latest On Fire To Hire Startup Expo, where students and alumni will network with startups from a variety of industries seeking to hire co-ops, interns, and full-time employees. Here’s the story of how one student landed a co-op position after attending the event in the fall.
The university was recently designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its innovative and meaningful contributions to social change in the global community, becoming part of a consortium of select higher education institutions worldwide.
Northeastern’s Hanchen Huang and colleagues, experts in nanotechnology, have developed a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to seal.
The achievements of Northeastern faculty, students, and staff garner numerous awards, grants, and accolades throughout the year in fields from engineering and business to physics and literature. Here, we share some of the recent honors.
The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs program held a 10th-anniversary celebration this fall. Here, we offer a closer look at the program, including the impact it’s made in its first decade, and how you can get involved.
IDEA’s venture showcase highlighted the scope of Northeastern’s student– and alumni-led startups, from a micro-brewed coffee company to a customized backpack design business.
For Caroline-Christine Wilhelm, DMSB’10, the drab exercise clothes filling European workout studios spelled “opportunity.” Sleuthing out niche designers, she launched an online business that married fashion to fitness.
Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through education and service, has a compelling message for aspiring entrepreneurs: ‘confront your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s important to you.’
Social entrepreneur Anna Butler’s inspiration to found modzi began while on a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Zambia and continued during a self-developed co-op there.