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.

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.

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.

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.

Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

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.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, rec­og­nized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. Here, she shares her inspi­ra­tion for cre­ating her busi­ness and how North­eastern has helped her along the way.

Challenge to new students: explore the world, seize the day

Some 2,800 new stu­dents were offi­cially wel­comed into the North­eastern com­mu­nity on Tuesday at the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion, where they were encour­aged to take advan­tage of the many oppor­tu­ni­ties they’ll have at the university.

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.

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.

Tweets of the Week: Feb. 10–14

Reac­tion to the Beanpot cham­pi­onship games, Northeastern’s greenest uni­ver­sity honor, and IDEA’s 100K Club were among our selec­tions for tweets this week from the North­eastern com­mu­nity. A thoughtful take on […]

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Flytenow

North­eastern stu­dents Matt Voska, E’17, and Alan Guichard, L’14, have launched a small plane-​​sharing ven­ture called Fly­tenow, which con­nects recre­ational pilots with flight enthu­si­asts to make flying more afford­able and accessible.

Reddit co-​​founder to students: embrace entrepreneurship

Alexis Ohanian, who Forbes dubbed “The Mayor of the Internet,” during a campus lec­ture Tuesday evening encour­aged North­eastern stu­dents to use the Internet to spread their ideas.

IDEA, School of Law team up to support local startups

A new col­lab­o­ra­tion between IDEA, Northeastern’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator, and the School of Law’s Com­mu­nity Busi­ness Clinic offers Boston-​​based entre­pre­neurs sup­port and free busi­ness and legal advice.

Why is entrepreneurship so popular?

Kara Miller, host of WGBH radio’s Inno­va­tion Hub, dis­cussed the increasing pop­u­larity of entre­pre­neur­ship in the latest install­ment of the Path­ways to Entre­pre­neur­ship Speaker Series.

Advice, tips for budding entrepreneurs

Throughout Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week, speakers offered advice and insight on topics ranging from men­tor­ship and early-​​​​stage funding to the do’s and don’ts of starting a busi­ness. Here’s a roundup: Richard Hawkes, […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 in review

Exciting new ven­tures, pow­erful advice for young inno­va­tors, and the down-​​​​low on Northeastern’s range of resources for entre­pre­neurs were all on dis­play last week during Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week. “Global Entrepreneurship […]

Empowerfest celebrates Northeastern’s past, present, and future

The university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion cam­paign served as the cen­ter­piece of Home­coming Weekend, which brought together gen­er­a­tions of alumni, along with cur­rent stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to cel­e­brate and show­case their Husky pride.

Empowerfest preview for faculty, staff

A spe­cial pre­view of Empow­er­fest fea­turing inter­ac­tive exhibits will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cabot Center. The event coin­cides with the university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion Empower campaign.

What to know about Global Entrepreneurship Week

Next week, North­eastern will host a series of work­shops, ven­ture expos, and other events that cel­e­brate inno­va­tors and stim­u­late entre­pre­neurial spirit by sharing exper­tise and inspiring others to create their own startups.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Biolom

Biolom co-​​founder and North­eastern post-​​doctoral research asso­ciate Asan­terabi Malima shares his thoughts about turning his research in the Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing into a business.