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.

RISE to the occasion

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their most recent schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial ven­tures at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Inno­va­tion and Schol­ar­ship Expo.

Send in the entrepreneurs

Nutri­tious coffee bars, health­care apps, and sleeve­less shirts were among the ven­tures on dis­play Wednesday night at NEXPO, a bi-​​annual startup show­case high­lighting entre­pre­neur­ship on campus.

Funding tips for startup ventures

Entre­pre­neurs looking to make an impact in the health sci­ences industry got advice on funding and net­working oppor­tu­ni­ties from experts in a panel dis­cus­sion last week at Northeastern.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Ariella Sharf

Ariella Sharf, a third-​​year psy­chology major, has cre­ated a com­pany called Head’s Up for Charity, which has been able to raise money and aware­ness for sev­eral causes around the world. You may be sur­prised to dis­cover how she came up with the idea.

What motivates you?

Year of Moti­va­tion, founded by Lars King, DMSB’17, delivers short moti­va­tional videos to your inbox every morning.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Flytenow

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.

Flytenow startup set for takeoff

North­eastern stu­dents Matt Voska and Alan Guichard cre­ated a ven­ture that con­nects small-​​plane pilots with flight enthu­si­asts to make flying more acces­sible and affordable.