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.
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.
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.
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.
Next week, Northeastern will host a series of workshops, venture expos, and other events that celebrate innovators and stimulate entrepreneurial spirit by sharing expertise and inspiring others to create their own startups.