Social entrepreneur urges students to pursue passions, never give up

Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a non­profit working to break the cycle of poverty and illit­eracy through edu­ca­tion and ser­vice, has a com­pelling mes­sage for aspiring entre­pre­neurs: ‘con­front your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s impor­tant to you.’

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.

Business professor recognized for entrepreneurship research

Kim­berly Eddle­ston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is one of four pro­fes­sors to be rec­og­nized with a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor­ship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foun­da­tion. The award will sup­port her inno­v­a­tive research on family busi­nesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.

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.

September’s can’t-miss campus events

As the new school year gets underway, North­eastern will be abuzz with campus events—from entre­pre­neurial oppor­tu­ni­ties to cooking demon­stra­tions and ath­letics events—that you won’t want to miss.

Take 5: What makes a good business model?

Your inno­va­tion is nothing until you find a way to mon­e­tize it,” says Oleks Osiyevskyy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of entre­pre­neur­ship and inno­va­tion. “Unless you com­mer­cialize your inven­tion you won’t earn money nor will you change the world.”

Bright IDEA: Student-​​run venture accelerator celebrates fifth anniversary

Mem­bers of Northeastern’s thriving entre­pre­neurial ecosystem came together Friday night to com­mem­o­rate the fifth anniver­sary of IDEA and cel­e­brate the announce­ment of a gift endowing the student-​​run ven­ture accelerator’s CEO position.

Northeastern to make unprecedented $239 million investment in financial aid

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will pro­vide a record $239 mil­lion in finan­cial aid—not loans—for under­grad­uate stu­dents in 2015–16. The unprece­dented invest­ment rep­re­sents a 7.9 per­cent increase over last year, and con­tinues a […]

Research, entrepreneurship at Northeastern celebrated at RISE:2015

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were hon­ored with pres­ti­gious awards.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in eldercare

A panel of experts on Wednesday dis­cussed how the growing pop­u­la­tion of adults over 65 and advance­ments in tech­nology present oppor­tu­ni­ties for entre­pre­neurs to bring much-​​​​needed inno­va­tions in elder­care. Northeastern’s […]