Resources

Use these online resources to seek out opportunities in interdisciplinary venture creation, startup funding, and educational alliances.

MOSAIC

Alliance of student led organizations that support venture incubation at Northeastern.

  • IDEA — Northeastern University’s student-led Venture Accelerator.
  • EClub — Enables students to learn about entrepreneurship and pursue their passions. Runs Husky Startup Challenge
  • Generate — Student led product development studio
  • OriginGraduate group dedicated to educating and empowering members to becoming successful entrepreneurs.
  • IP CO-LAB — Student-led law clinic providing NU entrepreneurs with free intellectual property info and services
  • SCOUT – Full service student-led design studio that aims to foster the design community at NU through real client work and design events
  • COMPASS (formally ARC) – Student-led accounting service addressing needs such as financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and forecast analysis

Student Clubs

  • TAMID Group — Connect business minded students to the flourishing Israeli economy.
  • NU Wireless Club — Team of individuals geared toward helping students learn more about electronics and pursue their interests in amateur radio.

Northeastern Centers

  • NUCEE — Empower students, faculty, and alumni from across the university to innovate, start new companies, and become leaders in the innovation economy.
  • CRI — Center for Research Innovation, bridges the gap between laboratory research and need-based solutions.

Mentoring Programs

  • VNM — Venture Mentor Network. University wide resource available to all Northeastern student, faculty, and alumni ventures. The goal of the VMN is to pair Northeastern entrepreneurs with high-quality, experienced mentors that can help address business challenges and make our ventures more successful.
  • HSE — Health Sciences Entrepreneurs. Promotes health sciences innovation within the Northeastern community by educating and equipping Northeastern student, faculty and alumni health startups with resources for success through specialized education and hands-on mentoring.

Professors

Northeastern Professors have specialized interests in their field of work, and may be willing to collaborate with undergraduate students in extracurricular projects. Visit their About page on their College’s website to seek out opportunities.

Books

  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know by Brian Cohen and John Kador
  • Good to Great by James Collins
  • Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

News Sources

  • TechCrunch– A leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
  • BostInno– A digital media and events company strengthening local ecosystems through authoritative storytelling and engaging events. AI covers and supports local innovation economies online and offline, giving communities both a trusted voice and an opportunity to connect in-person.

Events

  • Greenhorn Connect– A website where startup events can post and gain publicity, and where people looking to network can finds events in the greater Boston area.
  • HUBWeek– Founded in December 2014 by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and annual weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology.
  • MIT Enterprise Forum– A global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. They are open to all participants of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Boston Tweetup– An event planning & promotional service and provides a calendar on networking, social media, entrepreneurs and calendar events in the Boston area. They aggregate tweetups and look for other networking events that honesty help connect people.
  • The Startup Coalition– An event planning & promotional service and provides a calendar on networking, social media, entrepreneurs and calendar events in the Boston area. They aggregate tweetups and look for other networking events that honesty help connect people.
  • Eventbrite — A calendar of events in the Boston Area. Search Entrepreneurship/Business!
  • Meetup — A calendar of meetups in the Boston Area. Search Entrepreneurship/Business!
  • Mass Innovation Nights– Once a month, ten companies bring new products to the event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product mentions to LinkedIn and Facebook statuses, and otherwise help spread the word. It helps local entrepreneurs gain popularity!
    • Innovation Breakfasts– The early-morning cousin of Innovation Nights, they provide another way for local entrepreneurs to connect with the people and resources they need to move their concepts to the next level.Heavy on the networking opportunities, these Friday morning events take up where Mass Innovation Nights leave off.

Organizations

  • The Capital Network– A non-profit (501c3) organization that provides practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring to help early stage entrepreneurs master the entire funding process and successfully raise seed capital & beyond.
  • MIT Enterprise Forum– A global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review. They are open to all participants of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Hatch Fenway– A launch pad for scaling companies with disruptive ideas. This dynamic community offers a range of workspaces for growing innovation companies, and is located in the vibrant, industrious, and diverse Fenway neighborhood.
  • Venture Cafe —A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to enhance and accelerate innovation in the Greater Boston region. The foundation does that by offering meeting space, programming, and connections that build relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. Look up Kendall, Roxbury and District Hall!

Funding

  • Dorm Room Fund:  A student-run venture fund backed by First Round. They invest in startups where at least one person on the founding team is a student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Rough Draft Ventures: Powered by General Catalyst, they are a student team building and empowering the largest network of student founders.
  • AngelList: A search engine to find jobs at local startups. Search “Boston/Cambridge”.

Accelerators

  • Smarter in the City– Their goal is to create a more inclusive tech environment here in Boston. Since 2014 they’ve helped launch 20 startups led by underrepresented entrepreneurs.
  • EforAll– They fuel the dreams and ambitions of entrepreneurs who live in and near mid- sized U.S. cities that have fallen into decline, and suffer related high rates of poverty and unemployment.
  • MassChallenge– A startup-friendly accelerator on the planet that takes no equity from any of their startups. They give out over $2M globally each year in equity-free cash prizes to startups.
  • TechStars– A mentorship driven accelerator.
  • Learn Launch– Dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. They offer a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the edtech sector.
  • DCU Fintech– A dedicated resource providing seed-stage FinTech startups with everything they need for success: mentorship, workspace, a professional network, and community.
  • Cambridge Innovation Center– They focus on building innovation communities via company networking to build and strengthen the local innovation system.
  • VentureWell– They’re a company that works with early stage innovators, providing them with workshops and training, and they focus on networking different organizations and schools through conferences and events.

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Massachusetts Area

  • Cambridge Hackerspace– A 501(c)3 non profit maker space in the center of Somerville, MA. They hold weekly meetings where people get together and make things. They have a dedicated space, where members and come along and work on their projects any day of the week.
  • Artisans Asylum– Non-profit community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts with access to shared fabrication tools and equipment and a large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes.
  • Mass Life Sciences Internship Challenge– A workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. The program facilitates the placement of college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences in paid internships across the state.