From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

An orga­ni­za­tion co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers has sup­port from ven­ture accel­er­ator pro­grams at North­eastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South Amer­ican country’s com­mu­ni­ties and coast­line into a sus­tain­able business.

Students help South African businesses grow

On a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in South Africa this summer, stu­dents worked closely with local entre­pre­neurs to deliver sus­tain­able and socially respon­sible solu­tions for a variety of chal­lenges facing their businesses.

Cultural immersion sparks innovation

As part of Northeastern’s inau­gural Dia­logue of Inno­va­tion and Civ­i­liza­tion pro­gram, stu­dents con­ducted field­work and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive, engineering-​​based solu­tions to the eco­nomic and agri­cul­tural chal­lenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.

Mr. ‘Fix-​​It’

Incoming first-​​year stu­dent Sean Burris has already started his first ven­ture, and he is looking for­ward to exploring his entre­pre­neurial spirit at Northeastern.

Be better with reweave

North­eastern alumnus Abhi Nangia and cur­rent stu­dent Daniel Gara­fulic co-​​founded reweave, an orga­ni­za­tion cre­ating a holistic social impact net­work that helps pas­sionate people and social enter­prises be better, together.

Challenge accepted

A record number of North­eastern alumni have been selected as global final­ists in the Mass­Chal­lenge 2013 Accel­er­ator Program.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.