• Prepared by Christine Chilingerian (Legal Intern) Candidate for J.D., 2012 Northeastern University School of Law The field of architecture lies at the intersection of the sciences and the arts, employing a combination of engineering and artistry, functionality and design.  Traditionally, these opposing disciplines have relied on distinct regimes of intellectual property protection.  Yet, the cross-disciplinary […]

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  • Entrepreneur Holiday Fair

    Max Kilb is a duct tape wizard, Lindsey Burke has an eye for design and Nikki Makwinski can bake almost anything in her dorm room.All three were in the Curry Student Center last Friday afternoon to sell their products and promote their new businesses at the first annual Holiday Entrepreneurs Fair.The fair — a collaboration […]

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  • On November 17th, the Center for Research Innovation hosted crowd-sourcing entrepreneur Ben Kaufman of Quirky, who spoke to more than 75 students, faculty, staff and alumni at a reception designed to celebrate the entrepreneurial mindset at Northeastern University. The event was sponsored by WilmerHale. Kaufman, the 24-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky, was joined by […]

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  • Ken Gordon, Partner, Goodwin Procter Bill Schnoor, Partner, Goodwin Procter On Friday morning, Bill Schnoor and Ken Gordon joined CRI for an informal breakfast where they introduced participants to a unique program at Goodwin Procter entitled Founder’s Workbench. Founder’s Workbench provides a free self-service document generator to assist entrepreneurs in forming their start-up companies.  The […]

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  • Peter Osborn, Senior Associate, WilmerHale  While enjoying boxed lunches, a group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni listened to Peter Osborn of WilmerHale as he carefully detailed the protocols for setting up a business — discussing such topics as incorporation, partnerships, taxation, intellectual property, investors, and other considerations in forming a company. Participants were engaged […]

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  • Jeff McCarthy, Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners Former entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Jeff McCarthy understands what it’s like to sit on the other side of the table.  A partner with North Bridge Venture Partners for the past 13 years, McCarthy spoke to students, faculty and alumni during Global Entrepreneurship Week, describing the challenges faced by entrepreneurs […]

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  • Tucker Marion, Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration James Read, Professor from Mass College of Art At both the undergraduate and graduate level, classes on New Product Development (NPD) have historically focused on best practices employed by large, established corporations. New ventures, however, cannot follow the same rules to successfully commercialize a new […]

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  • Mark Solomon, Principal with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds Deirdre Sanders, Principal with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds Joshua Matloff, Associate with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds   Opening our “Breakfast of Champions” series, intellectual property attorneys Mark Solomon, Deirdre Sanders, and Joshua Matloff of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, spoke to students, faculty and […]

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  • Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman

    Choosing to become an entrepreneur may be the most challenging career move a young professional could make, said Ben Kaufman, the 24-year-old chief operating officer of Quirky, a New York City-based social product development company.

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  • GEW

    The Center for Research Innovation (CRI) is drawing from an already engaged and inspired University to pull together a calendar of events in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-18, 2011. GEW is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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