Five minutes to make an impact

Entre­pre­neurs with ties to North­eastern got the chance to pitch their busi­ness ideas to poten­tial investors and men­tors on Wednesday night at IDEA’s bian­nual Pitch-​​a-​​thon.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.

Alumnus named a top Boston innovator

The Boston Globe recently named 2011 grad­uate Mar­quis Cabrera one of the region’s top inno­va­tors of the year for working with foster kids through his Boston-​​based non­profit organization.

That’s one smart toothbrush

A team of engi­neering stu­dents con­ceived a smart tooth­brush at the annual Engi­neers for the Greater Good com­pe­ti­tion, win­ning first place and a $1,500 stipend to turn the con­cept into reality.

Welcome to the real world, Iron Man

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone stu­dents were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their devel­op­ment of goCAD, a pro­gram that allows users to manip­u­late vir­tual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.

Why IT decisions will make or break businesses

EMC Cor­po­ra­tion Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Tucci said Friday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that busi­nesses’ future suc­cess will be increas­ingly defined by how they inno­vate and take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sented by infor­ma­tion technology’s transformation.

A first foray into entrepreneurship

The semester-​​long Husky Startup Chal­lenge con­cludes on Monday with Demo Day, which will pro­vide bud­ding entre­pre­neurs the oppor­tu­nity to show­case the big ideas they hope turn into thriving businesses.