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.

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.