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.
The battery on your mobile phone is dead, but you don’t have time to charge it in your room. What do you do? Beginning next Friday, swing by one of 30 campus locations and pick up the Oomf, a free portable smartphone charger.
Three Northeastern students have co-founded a hyperlocal photo-sharing platform that connects people who are in the same place at the same time, like a party or sporting event. Now, the Blurr team is headed to South by Southwest to pitch its startup to entrepreneurs and investors as finalists in a national student startup competition.
On Monday night, Northeastern will host its latest On Fire To Hire Startup Expo, where students and alumni will network with startups from a variety of industries seeking to hire co-ops, interns, and full-time employees. Here’s the story of how one student landed a co-op position after attending the event in the fall.
Graduate student Jorge Caraballo Cordovez wants to bring the digital media skills he’s learning at Northeastern back home to Colombia to help “reconstruct the social cohesiveness that decades of violence has torn apart.” He’s now received a Google News Lab Fellowship, which will help further his journey.
Austin Gallagher, MS’10, founder and president of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit dedicated to conducting conservation-based research, was selected as one of 2016’s top 30 scientists under 30 years old.
The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs program held a 10th-anniversary celebration this fall. Here, we offer a closer look at the program, including the impact it’s made in its first decade, and how you can get involved.
IDEA’s venture showcase highlighted the scope of Northeastern’s student– and alumni-led startups, from a micro-brewed coffee company to a customized backpack design business.
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.’
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.
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.
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.