- Develop milestones to be accomplished at the end of each month.
- Be at the Sherman Center during daytime business hours, 9:00AM-5:00PM.
- Submit a 1-page report at the end of each week detailing progress on milestones.
- Give a formal presentation on progress toward milestones at the end of each month.
See how you can get involved with the programs that we offer!
The Sherman Center Co-op provides entrepreneurial engineers the opportunity to focus solely on their own ventures for a six month co-op period, and are financially supported via alumni philanthropy during this time. The program challenges students to push their ventures forward by defining and working towards monthly goals, and leveraging all aspects of the Sherman Center.
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Hear from past Co-ops!
Katie Wilhoit, on her venture "Unsize"
“We all get dressed every day and what we wear tells a piece of the story of who we are. I’m a 5’4 lady who feels the most confident in men-styled shirts but has a hard time finding what fits online. The problem of navigating clothing online sparked Unsize. Unsize believes size labels don’t fit and personalizes an experience where you can find what makes you feel good online without thinking about size or worrying about vanity.”
Juan Dasso, on his venture "SuperWall"
“I was born in Bogota, Colombia and have also lived in Lima, Peru were my venture idea came about. My venture concept is to provide Emergency (Temporary) Homes made out of a special material called SuperWall. This Venture started off when I realized the immense positive effect low-income housing had on impoverished communities. I realized that not only were these homes improving the lives of the families receiving the home but also the economic growth and development of the certain communities. From this Low-Income housing market my idea of proving Emergency “temporary” Homes came about. Peru suffered a natural disaster about a year ago that led to hundreds of thousands of families with out homes. At this point I realized that instead of these families receiving wooden or plastic homes that are not durable and are a health issue why don’t I provide them with my SuperWall panel homes. (SuperWall is a structural compound made of fiber-cement boards combined through a structural cellulose and special glue that makes it rigid and durable.)”
Inspire, build, support, and educate the next generation of entrepreneurial product-builders at Northeastern University.
Generate is a student-run product development studio with the goals of creating, educating, and growing product-driven engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs. There will be multiple programs to make this possible, including a product development build studio, product development education and seminars, and the creation of a makerspace.
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REV is an exciting Sherman Center and College of Engineering-sponsored mentoring program that seeks to guide engineers through the Northeastern University entrepreneurial ecosystem toward venture creation. By connecting entrepreneurial engineers with Mentorise-relevant engineering alumni, REV envisions a robust entrepreneurial engineer community that is prepared to pursue venture creation with confidence and a high level of skill.
Interested in getting involved? Contact Sherman Center Associate Director Ted Johnson @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our Objectives & Values
- Connect Entrepreneurial Engineers with discipline-specific engineering alumni to facilitate the development of potential solutions and perform early stage testing (both technological and market-based);
- Educate students to find and evaluate technological needs in a solution-agnostic manner while fostering and strengthening their enthusiasm for technological innovation;
- Propel student concepts forward into the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while guiding them through the hurdles of venture creation.
The Role of REV Teams
Participation in REV is open to all students, recent alumni of less than five years, faculty and staff of the University’s College of Engineering, and, at the approval of the Program Director and Program Manager, to qualified persons in other colleges within the University. As part of the REV program, Teams are encouraged to explore other parts of the University Entrepreneurial Ecosystem while retaining their REV membership. Teams agree to enter into a mentor/mentee relationship with an open mind, and focus their efforts toward professional, academic, personal growth.
Team Relationships with Mentors
Teams will engage with Mentors in an agenda-free, information-sharing relationship for as long as the Team’s needs match the Mentor’s area of expertise, and both parties agree to continue this relationship. Teams will not solicit Mentors for investment or any other roles in their ventures. Mentors, Teams and the Program Director and/or Manager will seek to officially meet within the Sherman Center every four to six weeks, and casually via REV’s designated Collaboration Tool. Meetings may be in person or via internet-based means such as Skype or BlueJeans.
Minor and Courses
The Entrepreneurial Engineering Minor is designed for the technology-minded entrepreneur who seeks to understand disciplinary fundamentals, assess market needs, create technologies, and determine how to manufacture solutions sustainably and economically. Our instructors are real professionals from industry. Also, Generate build studio members can take Generate as a minor course.
Undergraduates in the College of Engineering
• Four (4) Core Entrepreneurial Engineering Courses, and one (1) Elective
• One (1) Engineering Design Foundational Course (GE1110, Engineering Design)
• Three (3) Core Entrepreneurial Engineering Courses, and one (1) Elective
ENTR2303: Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
ENTR3305: Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
ENTR3306: Global Entrepreneurship
ENTR3319: Innovation Workshop
ENTR4510: New Venture Laboratory Abroad
ARCH1450: Understanding Design
ARTE3901: Art Design and Special Topics
ARTF1122: 2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
ARTF1123: 2D Tools
ARTF1124: 3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
ARTF1125: 3D Tools
ARTG1250: Design Process: Context and Systems
ARTG3462: Experience Design 1
ARTG3463: Experience Design 2
What are Sherman events?
The Sherman Center for Entrepreneurial Engineering hosts a variety of events designed to instill entrepreneurship skills within engineers. Experienced professionals in the field come in and share their vast knowledge with students looking to improve their skills in everything from software programs to business strategies.
Founded by Northeastern student Yoshua Rozen, PartRunner is an on-demand delivery service of parts for home service technicians.They partner up with different Supply Houses all over the Boston area and have a network of vehicles that can deliver in minutes. They have a team of people experts in logistics, operations and in the industry of Plumbing, HVAC, Burner Supplies and Electrics.
Run by Northeastern students Tuan Ho, Joseph Alim, and Francisco Calderon, ScholarJet is a web platform that help companies who want to connect with the future generation by creating action-based scholarships. Instead of writing essays, students will be able to participate in “enriching scholarship challenges” in 5 categories; STEM, Art/Media, Health/Wellness, Community/Civic Engagement and Business.
Founded by third year Northeastern PhD student Solomon A Mensah and Queens University graduate Anwar Upal, and employing many other Northeastern University students, Therapeutic Innovations is dedicated to redesigning medical devices for developing countries without compromising on quality. They hope that someday all children across the global will have access to life saving and affordable medical devices.
QSM Diagnostics was founded in 2014 as a spin out from the Goluch Group at Northeastern University. Their main expertise is in sensor development and they are developing a point-of-care diagnostics for identification of bacterial infections. Their initial product is being designed for assisting in the determination of urinary tract infection in human and animal samples. Tests for other infectious diseases are in development.
Founded by Northeastern student Abbey Titcomb, Knightly is a public safety device for students who feel uncomfortable walking home. It acts a relay, sending a signal from a user to campus security and emergency contacts, and it features a web portal that Public Safety can access, which shows live updates of users, so they can respond to active alerts in real time.
Founded by Northeastern student Nicholas Moretto and NYU grad student Kevin Naughton Jr, Maker Box is a low cost solution to trying new types of 3D printer filament and manufacturers. It is a subscription service that mails you samples of filament monthly or bi-monthly, and also gets their subscribers discounts from 3D printing manufacturers for printing accessories.
Founded by Northeastern student Nader Yacaman Juha, IC Health solves the problem of the lower income diabetic patient, of having access to glucose monitoring devices. Unlike competitors, this glucometer is focused in lower income communities by providing a quality product focused on their needs. Their BG-202 Glucose Monitoring System is regarded as one of the easiest to use with high accuracy and value by reducing the cost by up to 50% of leading competitors costs.They distribute in all of Honduras.