About Us

IDEA began in 2009 with strong student leadership and university support, the program was developed to provide resources and support for entrepreneurs across all disciplines.

Our unique stage gate process provides a framework that can be applied to any venture across all industries.

Today, IDEA continues to develop and expand in order to meet the needs of ventures and the entrepreneurs beind them.

Management

The IDEA management team is led by Northeastern University undergraduate students passionate about helping ventures succeed and growing the IDEA program to reach its full potential.

Abhishek Balakrishnan

Community Lead

Ameya Bhat

Venture Analyst – Go

Anthar Nieto

Events Associate

Bailey Kane

CEO

Connor Gross

Set Stage Coordinator

Danielle Vandre

Social Media Specialist

Darragh O’Gorman

Launch Stage Coordinator

Duncan Legget

Venture Coordinator

Emalie Hermans

Venture Lead

Jaime Gonora

Venture Coordinator

Jake Willis

Events Associate

Jason McLarney

Venture Analyst – Ready

Joanna Moore

Go Stage Coordinator

Jordan Lin

People Ops Coordinator

Kaila Fleisig

Salesforce

Kyle Dolce

Venture Analyst – Set

Lauren Kourafas

Graphic Designer

Lucas Walsh

Venture Analyst – Launch

Maeve Martin

Marketing Associate

Margot Vincent

Marketing Lead

Maria Lisac-Ramirez

Marketing Associate

Marisa Dell’Anno

Events Coordinator

Nabeel Sherazi

Partnerships

Prisca Joseph

Website Coordinator

Rob Hartman

Venture Analyst – Go

Stef Durcan

Ready Stage Coordinator

Tyler Fohrman

Venture Analyst – Set

Vikram Pathalam

Venture Analyst – Launch

Wesley Jiang

Tech Lead

Yara Darouni

Marketing Associate

Advisory Board

Raj Echambadi

Dunton Family Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Gene Fay

Advisory Board

George Overholser

Advisory Board

Kate Murdock

Advisory Board

Krish Nangegadda

Advisory Board

Rich Corley

Advisory Board

Marc Meyer

NUCEE Managing Director

Bob Lentz

Entrepreneur in Residence

Dan Gregory

NUCEE Co-Director

Robin Devereux

Advisory Board Chair

Roy Liu

Advisory Board

Jim Bourdon

Advisory Board

Alan Mateo

Advisory Board

Dan McCarthy

Advisory Board

Tom Durkin

Advisory Board

Chris Wolfel

Advisory Board

Jeff Dolce

Advisory Board

Neel Desai

Advisory Board

Partners

The IDEA mangement team is led by Northeastern Undergrad students passionate about helping ventures succeed and growing the IDEA program to reach its full potential.