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A Celebration of Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Northeastern

Entrepreneurship is in our DNA. The unique entrepreneurial ecosystem at the university has proven to be a catalyst for our community of agile, resilient, and creative thinkers. From emerging startups to established ventures, the Northeastern community believes in innovation that not only solves the most critical problems of today, but also contributes meaningfully to society.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Dream, Discover, Disrupt: A Celebration of Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Northeastern, honors the successes of the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The inaugural event happened on November 14, 2017 awarding Amin Khoury, MBA’89.

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  • 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Recipient

    We are excited to announce D’Amore-McKim School of Business alumnus, Amin Khoury, MBA’89, as the inaugural Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recipient!

    Amin Khoury exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship at the university: his brainchild, B/E Aerospace, is the market leader in airline cabin interiors manufacturing and services. In December 2014, Khoury split the manufacturing and services business into two separate public companies, and in April 2017, sold B/E Aerospace for $8.6 billion. Khoury has also established a legacy at Northeastern—the Amin J. and Julie E. Khoury Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students pursuing technological entrepreneurial studies.

    Learn more about Amin Khoury and his story by reading his complete alumnus profile.

  • About the Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards

    Launched in 2017, the entrepreneur awards will be presented annually at the Dream, Discover, Disrupt event, and recognizes some of the many success stories from Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. These entrepreneurs capture the spirit of entrepreneurship at Northeastern: they have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the Northeastern community, through volunteering, providing mentorship, or employing of co-op students or alumni; they have made impactful innovations that have moved the needle for their industries; they are diverse, well-respected leaders in their organization and industry.


  • Amin J. and Julie E. Khoury Endowed Scholarship Recipients


    Casey Hogan, DMSB ’15 shares how the innovation ecosystem prepared her for an unconventional career path.

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