IDEA, Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, is a student-created and run university program at Northeastern. Our mission is to educate and cultivate the entrepreneurial community at Northeastern University. We achieve this by providing student, faculty, and alumni ventures with coaching, connection to resources, and funding with the end goal of developing self-sustaining and investment-ready ventures.




The NU Entrepreneurs Club is a student group that enables aspiring entrepreneurs from across campus and of diverse majors to pursue their passions by providing valuable resources and communal support in a fun and engaging way.




The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs is a group of alumni dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the rapidly evolving world of health care. The group, hosting events for alumni and students since 2005, has recently launched a mentoring program. To learn more about mentoring opportunities, follow the link on this site.



The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Entrepreneurial Education — made pos­sible thanks to a $5 mil­lion invest­ment by uni­ver­sity trustee Alan S. McKim, MBA’88, the founder and chairman of Clean Har­bors, Inc. — cre­ates a pipeline that teaches entre­pre­neur­ship and busi­ness skills; helps stu­dents and alumni develop new ven­tures; and brings together promising, viable start-ups with a well-connected net­work of angel investors and ven­ture capitalists.