Northeastern University announced on Tuesday that it will launch the region’s first university-supported loan program for women– and minority-owned businesses. The initiative, called the Impact Lending program, will enable local small-business owners to secure loans, at below-market interest rates, to acquire crucial resources to expand their businesses.
Mayor Martin Walsh, Chrissy Teigen, the university’s own Michael Dukakis, and more will share experiences and insights as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a city-wide gathering of young entrepreneurs and game-changers. Northeastern is hosting programming today and tomorrow in Blackman Auditorium, free and open to all with a valid Northeastern ID.
Alice Bonner, an associate professor of nursing at Northeastern and a national leader in Alzheimer’s disease care research, will lead the university’s efforts as part of an initiative aimed at providing more support services to people with Alzheimer’s and their families and raising awareness about the importance of early detection.
Northeastern student Marvin McMoore is helping to shape the future of Boston’s late-night culture as one of two-dozen members of a task force created to investigate opportunities to enhance the city’s nightlife.