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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some facts and figures about Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, powered by students.
Students had the opportunity at Monday night’s Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day to showcase their business plans to solve a host of unmet problems.
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.
The calendar turning to December means a whole new slate of exciting events on campus before the new year, especially holiday-themed festivities.
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.
The plane-sharing website created by a Northeastern student and an alumnus recently expanded its network to San Francisco and is currently part of Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley-based seed accelerator.
Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, is a fixture in Boston’s innovation ecosystem, a go-getter who views “every experience as a way to adopt a skill, learn a lesson, or walk away with a new story.”
Northeastern students Matt Voska, E’17, and Alan Guichard, L’14, have launched a small plane-sharing venture called Flytenow, which connects recreational pilots with flight enthusiasts to make flying more affordable and accessible.