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.
Vipond, DMSB’16, is a global citizen and a budding entrepreneur, a guitar player in a tight-knit band and a member of Northeastern’s Huntington 100. Here, he reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and looks ahead to the future.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students have combined their knowledge of engineering and architecture to create a plan to revitalize Forsyth Street, transforming it from a prime thoroughfare for cars and buses into a lush green space for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
Annika Morgan and Ben Bungert have a lot in common, including being leaders of student-led entrepreneurship organizations. On May 6, they’ll share the stage at TD Garden to deliver the student address at Commencement.
The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 Northeastern students and faculty. The judges submitted their ratings and the top award winners were recognized at an afternoon reception in East Village.
Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic that targets the specific bug rather than a broad-spectrum drug that could be hit-or-miss. That describes the mind-boggling research project that Daniel Ostberg, E’20, displayed in Innovation Alley at RISE:2016.
The judging is underway at RISE:2016. The doors opened at 10 a.m., and presenters are talking with judges and visiting with expo attendees.
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.