Wendy Chu chose to attend Northeastern because she felt the university “stretched the definition of college student.” Chu’s many accomplishments include a co-op at a White House initiative, studying political theory and sustainable urban development on Dialogues in China and the Netherlands, and working across marketing, business development, and project management teams at student-led and tech startups. “I’ll remember that anything felt possible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Harvard Law School.
Vipond, DMSB’16, is a global citizen and a budding entrepreneur, a guitar player in a tight-knit band and a member of Northeastern’s Huntington 100. Here, he reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and looks ahead to the future.
Annika Morgan and Ben Bungert have a lot in common, including being leaders of student-led entrepreneurship organizations. On May 6, they’ll share the stage at TD Garden to deliver the student address at Commencement.
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.
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.
Annika Morgan, DMSB’16, didn’t plan on becoming the new face of Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. But here she is, the inaugural Altschuler-Meyer CEO of IDEA, the university’s student-run venture accelerator.
Here are some facts and figures about Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, powered by students.
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.
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.
Seven Boston-area startups recently showcased their businesses to a panel of experts at a Northeastern-sponsored event in Roxbury.
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.
Kate Murdock, DMSB’18, has quickly become one of the key members of Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.