IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run business accelerator, connects members of the university community with the resources they need to get their businesses up and running. Dan Gregory, the founding faculty advisor of IDEA who retired in early June, drew upon his experience building businesses to help form a network of services created by students for students, faculty, and alumni.
Northeastern on Tuesday night received a prestigious award recognizing the university’s strong culture of entrepreneurship, which includes innovative academic programs, experiential learning, and student-led organizations that help young entrepreneurs launch and grow their own businesses. Northeastern was honored with the Entrepreneurial University Award at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.
Generate, the student-led product development studio, helps entrepreneurs in the Northeastern community advance their ventures by building prototypes based on their innovative ideas and concepts. “Our vision is to build, inspire, and educate the next generation of entrepreneurial product builders at Northeastern,” says Generate executive director Mina Iskarous.