Wizio, a startup founded by entrepreneurs who graduated from Northeastern, provides virtual reality tours of rental properties in Boston and Houston. The goal, says co-founder John Puma, is to improve the process of renting an apartment. “Between poor-quality photos and inaccurate listing info, there’s often a disconnect between the online experience and what you see in person.”
Entrepreneurship fever is sweeping Northeastern, and students all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-run operations is springing up to support Northeastern startups, offering skills and expertise in fields from accounting to graphic design to software coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, faculty member Dan Gregory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring parents, alumni, and faculty to join in. To date, support for the new initiative—which students named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.