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.

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.

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.”