Northeastern offers several resources to help new ventures launch into successful businesses. We provide knowledgeable and experienced mentors and introduce promising ventures to our investor network.
For a young business to grow and succeed, there are two critical resources it needs:
Support, guidance, and input from a reliable mentor
Sources of funding
The Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education helps provide both of these resources for student, faculty, and alumni startups that show promise and potential, through the Daniel J. McCarthy Venture Mentoring Network and our Investment Network.
The Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network
The Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network was established by the generosity of Professor Daniel McCarthy and Jeff McCarthy, DMSB’77. It is a university-wide network that pairs qualified, experienced mentors with Northeastern ventures to solve business problems and guide them on successful paths.
Northeastern has developed an extensive network of Angel and Venture Capital firms that have a track record of investing in early stage ventures. These investors are invited to participate in regularly scheduled workshops and events that give them entree into to the Northeastern entrepreneurship community. Our top ventures are systematically introduced to investors across that region that have domain expertise and are interested in their focus. Northeastern’s Investment Network is managed by our entrepreneur-in-residence, Bob Lentz.