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March 12, 2012 -- Boston, MA Two students and one alumnus are one step closer to seeing their vision become a reality.  Tom Olsen, a 2011 graduate of the College of Engineering; Preston Turk, a freshman business major; and Robert Hertig, a senior engineering major; have...

IDEA, Northeastern's student-run venture accelerator, announced today the start of a new Prototype Fund -- a joint effort by IDEA and the Center for Research Innovation (CRI) to advance the rapidly growing entrepreneurial atmosphere at Northeastern.  The announcement came during IDEA's standing-room-only NEXPO event, which showcases student-run businesses and entrepreneurship. "The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...