The business of innovation

Fer­nando Suarez, the new Jean C. Tempel Pro­fessor of Entre­pre­neur­ship and Inno­va­tion in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, wants to help grow the university’s rep­u­ta­tion within the inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neurial fields.

Summit addresses challenges of leading in a global marketplace

In a com­plex global mar­ket­place, cor­po­rate leaders are increas­ingly faced with the chal­lenge of leading without being phys­i­cally present. On Monday, aca­d­emic and industry leaders assem­bled at the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness’ 2015 Global Lead­er­ship Summit to tackle the issue.

Student marketing group recognized at annual conference

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion won four awards at the Amer­ican Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tional Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence, which was held last month in New Orleans.

Ask the Global Officer: Matt Bilotti

Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, leaves today for London, England—the site of his first stop on his six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, he shares what he’s looking for­ward to, what he’s anx­ious for, and the price­less advice he’s already received.

3Qs: Uber’s on the move

The San Francisco-​​based ride-​​sharing com­pa­nyhas grown in pop­u­larity in recent years, expanding to more than 100 cities world­wide. Here, Joseph Giglio, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses Uber’s recent suc­cess and what it says about the out­look of urban trans­porta­tion in the future.

3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Stu­dent Body Pres­i­dent last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

IDEA hits $500K gap-​​funding milestone

Northeastern’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator has now granted a half-​​million dol­lars in gap funding. Over the past five years, IDEA’s Gap Fund has helped 35 ven­tures jump­start or con­tinue their journey to success.

Lessons learned from the financial crisis

Global finan­cial experts reflected on the causes of the Great Reces­sion and 2008’s global finan­cial crisis and pre­sented advice to avoid sim­ilar calami­ties at a day­long con­fer­ence orga­nized by North­eastern students.

Take 5: A lesser-​​known era of basketball history

D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness pro­fessor Robert Lieb has written a book detailing the his­tory of the Amer­ican Bas­ket­ball League, a short-​​lived pro bas­ket­ball league in the 1960s that looked to dis­rupt the bas­ket­ball establishment.

Faculty Senate talks changes to core curriculum

On Wednesday, the Fac­ulty Senate dis­cussed even­tu­ally altering North­eastern University’s core cur­riculum to better describe the lib­eral edu­ca­tion under­grad­uate stu­dents receive.

Reddit co-​​founder to students: embrace entrepreneurship

Alexis Ohanian, who Forbes dubbed “The Mayor of the Internet,” during a campus lec­ture Tuesday evening encour­aged North­eastern stu­dents to use the Internet to spread their ideas.

Why is entrepreneurship so popular?

Kara Miller, host of WGBH radio’s Inno­va­tion Hub, dis­cussed the increasing pop­u­larity of entre­pre­neur­ship in the latest install­ment of the Path­ways to Entre­pre­neur­ship Speaker Series.

Empowerfest celebrates Northeastern’s past, present, and future

The university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion cam­paign served as the cen­ter­piece of Home­coming Weekend, which brought together gen­er­a­tions of alumni, along with cur­rent stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to cel­e­brate and show­case their Husky pride.

What to know about Global Entrepreneurship Week

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.

3Qs: The move toward ‘crowdsourcing’ public safety

Martin Dias, assis­tant pro­fessor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses how infor­ma­tion sharing around public safety has evolved in recent years and the ben­e­fits and chal­lenges of what he describes as “crowd­sourcing public safety.”

What do hospitals do for their communities?

Pro­fessor Gary Young and his col­leagues at North­eastern are the first in the nation to ana­lyze hos­pi­tals’ com­mu­nity ben­e­fits prac­tices, which are inti­mately linked with their tax-​​exempt status.

Researchers as entrepreneurs

Northeastern’s unique Lab to Ven­tures pro­gram guides top grad­uate stu­dents through the process of turning their research into inde­pen­dent, suc­cessful companies.