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 […]

Phone charging station pilot program underway across campus

Five mobile phone charging sta­tions devel­oped by Ryan Wright, E’09, are now at key loca­tions around campus for the North­eastern com­mu­nity to try out and pro­vide feed­back on.

President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.

Ask the Global Officer: Matt Bilotti

Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, leaves today for London, England—the site of his first stop on his six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, he shares what he’s looking for­ward to, what he’s anx­ious for, and the price­less advice he’s already received.

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.

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.

Aoun to students: you are the trailblazers for co-​​op

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun dis­cussed co-​​op, his new global officer posi­tion, and lead­er­ship lessons on Monday night in a meeting with the North­eastern Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Association.

Three distinct careers, one definitive goal

At the first event in the 2014–15 Women Who Inspire speaker series, three busi­ness leaders dis­cussed their career paths and shared insight into how busi­ness­women can make sure their inno­v­a­tive ideas are being heard in the workplace.

Sherman Center a hub for engineering innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity recently cel­e­brated the grand opening and formal launch of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engi­neering Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion, which was founded to arm engi­neering stu­dents with entre­pre­neurial skills.

Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Leaders in Northeastern’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity spoke last week at a national con­fer­ence focused on preparing stu­dents and alumni to launch their careers at fast-​​growing com­pa­nies and startups.

3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Stu­dent Body Pres­i­dent last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

The picture-​​perfect co-​​op

While on co-​​op in Cal­i­fornia, fourth-​​year busi­ness major Carlos Vil­lalobos was ‘bitten by the tech­nology bug.’ When he returned to campus, he co-​​founded Bökeh, a wire­less enabled camera lens that con­nects to the iPhone.

Huntington 100’ students honored for their achievements

Northeastern’s newest “Hunt­ington 100,” a group of extra­or­di­nary stu­dents selected for their impres­sive accom­plish­ments and impact both on campus and around the world, was hon­ored last week at a recep­tion with uni­ver­sity leaders, fac­ulty, and staff.

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.