Northeastern Entrepreneurs

Northeastern entrepreneurs are critical thinkers, daring learners, and strategic problem-solvers who live and breathe their ventures. Whether you are planning a new idea, boosting your existing company, or seeking expertise from thought leaders and idea generators, you can rely on your Northeastern’s robust innovation ecosystem to help you achieve whats next.

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business prepares its leaders with top skills that are in high demand. Graduates have moved from the classroom to the conference room armed with combined knowledge in technology and data analytics, and have mastered uniquely human skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

Northeastern female entrepreneurs forge their own paths, launch their own firms, and strive to be the best, and most successful, versions of themselves. Regardless of where our alumnae are in their career trajectory, they will always have access to Northeastern’s robust innovation ecosystem and countless resources to help our accomplished, ambitious, and change-making female leaders take on their next endeavor.


Inspiring students to explore and innovate beyond the traditional realm of healthcare to better serve patients/clients and their families.


Scout is Northeastern’s student-led design studio who aims to foster the design community on campus through real client work with early-stage ventures, community events and workshops, and social impact innovation. We bring passion, craft and community to all of the work we do.



NUImpact is Northeastern’s student-led impact investing initiative and fund. We serve as a resource for students to understand purposeful capital and invest in social enterprises locally.

The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network

The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network (VMN) connects Northeastern entrepreneurs with high-quality, experienced, mentors that can help address a variety of business challenges and make ventures more successful.  VMN opportunities are available for alumni looking to receive or offer mentorship. We have worked with over 75 ventures and are always looking to grow our strong community of entrepreneurs. Get involved today!


Mosaic is an alliance of student-led organizations that support venture incubation at Northeastern. These student-led organizations work side-by-side with student, alumni, and faculty ventures, creating solutions to the real challenges that entrepreneurs face when starting companies. In addition to helping ventures, Mosaic hosts informal gatherings of entrepreneurial-minded members of our community in areas all around the country.

Health Sciences Entrepreneurs

Health Sciences Entrepreneurs (HSE) promotes health sciences innovation within the Northeastern community by educating and equipping health startups with resources for success. HSE hosts annual events in entrepreneurship and in 2010 launched a mentoring program for alumni, students and faculty from Northeastern who are starting businesses in healthcare, health sciences, and life sciences.

IDEA: Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator

IDEA is Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator that supports entrepreneurs in the Northeastern community to help them reach their full potential. True to our Northeastern roots, IDEA provides a valuable opportunity to everyone involved from the ventures and coaches, to the management team and full-time staff. We accelerate the development of ventures using our business planning stage-gate process. IDEA provides the relevant resources to ventures as they advance through the stages.