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 behind 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

Altschuler-Meyer CEO

Ameya Bhat

Developer & Data Analyst

Anika Jain

Venture Analyst

Breanna Madison

Developer & Data Analyst

Chris Risley

Partnerships and Network Coordinator

Connor Gross

Venture Analyst

Caroline Ghio

Developer & Data Analyst

Chrissy Doan

Social Media Specialist

Deniz Kalfa

Marketing Associate

Danielle Vandre

Marketing Director

Duncan Legget

Portfolio Manager

Gayathri Raj

Graphic Designer

Gigi Gleghorn

Graphic Designer

Gustaf Palm

Venture Analyst

Gregory Park

Marketing Associate

Jeff Weintrub

Developer & Data Analyst

Jake Willis

Communication and Info Ops Coordinator

Joephy Fung

Legal Officier

Jason McLarney

Venture Analyst

Joanna Moore

Venture Director

Jordan Lin

Community Director

Jason Lai

People Ops Coordinator

Kyle Dolce

Go Stage Coordinator

Ken Kan

Events Associate

Kate Nolan

Events Associate

Marc Bacvanski

Venture Analyst

Lauren Kourafas

Graphic Designer

Lucas Walsh

Investments Coordinator

Niklas Janssen

Venture Analyst

Nick Patil

Events Associate

Ryan Clark

Venture Analyst

Sasha Henry

Venture Analyst

Shannon Hanlon

Events Director

Sanna Tietjen

Ready Stage Coordinator

Sanjana Koushik

Venture Coordinator

Tyler Fohrman

Set Stage Coordinator

Thomas Cerier

Venture Analyst

Thandiwe Tembo

Graphic Designer

Vikram Pathalam

Partnerships Coordinator

Wesley Jiang

Tech and Data Director

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.