About

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.

Who are we?

Management

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

Ameya Bhat

Venture Analyst

Bailey Kane

Altschuler-Meyer CEO

Matt McLaughlin

Venture Analyst

Maria Lisac-Ramirez

Marketing Associate

Marisa Dell’Anno

Events Coordinator

Stef Durcan

Ready Stage Coordinator

Kaila Fleisig

Data Ops

Darragh O’Gorman

Launch Stage Coordinator

Danielle Vandre

Social Media Coordinator

Nabeel Sherazi

Partnerships Coordinator

Wesley Jiang

Tech Lead

Anthar Nieto

Events Associate

Abhishek Balakrishnan

Community Lead

Margot Vincent

Marketing Lead

Emalie Hermans

Venture Lead

Joanna Moore

Go Stage Coordinator

Kyle Dolce

Venture Analyst

Connor Gross

Set Stage Coordinator

Rob Hartman

Venture Analyst

Faculty / Staff

Mike Marafitte

NUCEE Budget + Events Manager

Gwen Corner

IDEA Program Manager

Kevin Scanlon

Faculty/Staff

Katie Dempsey

VMN Program Manager

Marc Meyer

NUCEE Managing Director

Bob Lentz

Entrepreneur in Residence

Greg Dalle-Molle

Director of NUCEE Operations

Dan Gregory

NUCEE Co-Director

Coaches

Our coaches are made up of alumni, current graduate students, or experts in their field who want to help entrepreneurs.

Pam Tongsoontorn

Coach

Adam Markon

Coach

Amiel Jaggernauth

Coach

Rema Alyahya

Coach

Max Thalheimer

Coach

Matt Saitta

Coach

Josh Kazlauskas

Coach

Kiera Haining

Coach

Lei Wang

Coach

Brennan Caruthers

Coach

Andres Solanot

Coach

Addy Gomes

Coach

Joseph Savoia

Coach

Anthony Belliveau-Flores

Coach

Sai Praneeth Macherla

Coach

Sean Napier

Coach

Dyan Khor

Coach

Andrew Poling

Coach

Ryan Lee

Coach

Joydeep Singh

Coach

Bhakti Varma

Coach

Alan Zwicker

Coach

Blake Billiet

Coach

Connor Gross

Set Stage Coordinator

Johnny Fayad

Coach

Ramesh Jayavaram

Coach

Pedro Cesar C. Gomes

Coach

Carthic Subramanian

Coach

Omkar Bhat

Coach

Sarah Sienkiewicz

Coach

Advisory Board

Raj Echambadi

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

Gene Fay

Advisory Board

George Overholser

Advisory Board

Annika Morgan

Advisory Board

Krish Nangegadda

Advisory Board

Rich Corley

Advisory Board

Deb Boedicker

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

Max Kaye

Advisory Board

Tom Durkin

Advisory Board

Chris Wolfel

Advisory Board

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