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.

Aaisha Balakrishnan

Marketing Associate

Alexis Babb

Set Stage Coordinator

Breanna Madison

Developer & Data Analyst

Carolina Bellani

Marketing Director

Caroline Klaey

Venture Analyst

Caroline Ghio

Tech & Analytics Director

Caroline Sikes

Community Director

Christopher Dougery

Marketing Associate

Clayton Yan

Developer & Data Analyst

Dan Broun

Developer & Data Analyst

Danielle Vandre

Venture Analyst

Danny Chinn

Partnerships & Network Coordinator

Deniz Kalfa

Ready Stage Coordinator

Elina Agrawal

Events Director

Elizabeth Cavallo

Altschuler-Meyer CEO

Emily Gringorten

Videographer

Gigi Gleghorn

Graphic Designer

Gustaf Palm

Venture Analyst

Jennifer James

Communication & Info Ops Coordinator

Jessica Ye

NU and Mosaic Coordinator

Jeff Weintrub

Developer & Data Analyst

John D’Alotto

Venture Analyst

Josh Speck

Venture Analyst

Joyce Hseih

Venture Analyst

Juan Leal Trevino

Marketing Associate

Katharine McGuire

Social Media Coordinator

Ken Kan

Events Associate

Kyle Dolce

Venture Director

Max Rampulla

Portfolio Manager

Marc Bacvanski

Venture Analyst

Maya Gandhi

Venture Analyst

Morrisa Clayman

Venture Analyst

Nawreen Ahamad

Events Associate

Nick Hirano

Public Relations Specialist

Niklas Janssen

Investment Coordinator

Oliver Key

Venture Analyst

Ryan Kennedy

Developer & Data Analyst

Sarthak Bhanadari

Venture Analyst

Sasha Henry

Venture Analyst

Sofia Churkin

Events Associate

Stephen Grello

Venture Coordinator

Sanjana Koushik

People Ops Coordinator

Tanay Karnik

Developer & Data Analyst

Thandiwe Tembo

Graphic Designer

Vikram Pathalam

Go Stage Coordinator

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.