Looking to turn an idea into a business? Husky Startup Challenge offers just that

Turning an idea into a busi­ness takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Chal­lenge pro­gram can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and appli­ca­tions close at mid­night tonight.

Meet the graduates: Matt Connolly

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.

Building businesses piece by piece

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.

On the clock with the Entrepreneurs Club

Here’s a run­down of the pop­ular stu­dent organization’s upcoming events and pro­grams this semester, which have been designed to pro­mote entre­pre­neur­ship and pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for all stu­dents to work with star­tups and even launch their own ventures.

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.

December’s can’t-miss campus events

The cal­endar turning to December means a whole new slate of exciting events on campus before the new year, espe­cially holiday-​​themed festivities.

Your guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

GEW at North­eastern will cel­e­brate inno­va­tors and entre­pre­neurs across campus and around the world. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s exciting events, which were orga­nized by the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship Education.