Entrepreneurship is no easy task

The panel for Wednesday's Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, from left, comprised of moderated Pamela Goldberg, CEO of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO of Seed Global Health, Diane Hessan, founder and chair of Communispace Corporation, and Jules Pieri, co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet. Photo by Brooks Canaday

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Northeastern Global Officers Named

At the recent State of University, President Joseph Aoun revealed the highly anticipated outcome of the student contest to become his first-ever co-op. The position of Global Officer will involve exploring the world for six months to identify new opportunities for students and ways for Northeastern to further its world­wide impact. The president said he was blown away by the impressive applicants and had narrowed the field down to two finalists: Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, and Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15.

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Social entrepreneurship's global impact

Northeastern convened more than 110 scholars and practitioners from around the world for a conference last week that explored the latest research in social entrepreneurship and the academic, entrepreneurial, and practical experience students gain from immersing themselves in the social enterprise sector. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

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Undergrad team places 2nd in annual NU-CUIBE case competition

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business undergraduate team of Tianyuan (Tian) Bai, Megan Reuss, Maxim (Max) Russkikh, and Mary Tobin, along with their advisor Will Lovely, placed second at this year’s Northeastern University – Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (NU-CUIBE) International Business Case Competition, held on campus from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014.

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How design is driving business and innovation

On Oct. 16, Northeastern hosted a conference bringing together academics, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and others to discuss the opportunities for and challenges of integrating design into business strategies and practices. Pictured are participants in the first panel, left to right: Tinsley Galyean, founder and principal of Nearlife; Jenna Fizel, programmer and designer, Small Design Firm; Paul Pangaro, co-Founder and CEO, General Cybernetics; and Nathan Felde, professor and chair of the Art + Design Department in Northeastern's College of Arts, Media and Design. Photo by Matthew Modoono.

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The solar powerman

Ryan Wright, E’09, is the young entrepreneur behind a novel startup focused on designing solar-powered charging stations for cell phones and tablets. Photo courtesy of Ryan Wright.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, recognized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. She set out to fix that problem and founded Nightingale Apps, a health information technology company offering mobile applications aimed at improving safety and increasing efficiency for nurses delivering direct patient care in hospital settings. She is now developing the venture’s initial product, Know My Patient. We asked Kelley to share her inspiration for her business and what she’s learned along the way.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Pickasound

Entrepreneurship may be one of Northeastern student Toju Ometoruwa’s concentrations in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, but it was his passion and experience producing music that inspired him to found Pickasound, a cloud-​​based service that allows artists and musicians from across the globe to seamlessly collaborate and produce songs together. For the past two years, Ometoruwa, DMSB’16, has been building his business while working toward his undergraduate degree. Thanks to Northeastern’s co-​​op program, he was able to devote nine months to working on Pickasound full time and has already been successful in attracting outside investment. We asked Ometoruwa to describe his experience starting Pickasound.

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D'Amore-McKim School of Business Welcomes 14 New Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is pleased to welcome 14 new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its accomplished academic roster of innovators, scholars, researchers, and leaders. By adding these 14 well-rounded and expert faculty to our already esteemed staff, we feel our students will be better prepared to seize the opportunities of the evolving landscape.

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What's next in emerging markets?

Northeastern University recently convened a group of international business experts from universities worldwide to discuss new trends and research in emerging markets. The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

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Have your coffee and eat it too

Johnny Fayad, left, and Ali Kothari, both DMSB’17, have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of their Coffeebar, a first-of-its-kind all-natural energy bar infused with a full cup of fair trade coffee. Photo by Mariah Tauger.

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How financial decisions are made

Jayant Kale, the new Philip R. McDonald Chair and a professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, studies the many factors that contribute to the financial decisions businesses make. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

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On fire to hire

Alexander Kavourias, CIS’17, strode into the Curry Student Center Ballroom on Monday evening with an air of excitement, intent on finding a co-op job at a startup company.

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Global CSCMP Conference Report

Zoe Bergin, D'Amore-McKim School of Business undergraduate student, recounts her time at the Annual Global Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Conference.

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Flytenow flying high

Alan Guichard, L'14, and Matt Voska, E'17, founders the plane-sharing website Flytenow, were accepted into Y Combinator this summer, which allows them to work on growing their company and raise seed funding.

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Cultural immersion through marketing

A group of North­eastern stu­dents experiencing a marketing-​​focused Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in India, where they are devel­oping two mar­keting cam­paign pro­posals for a Mumbai adver­tising agency.

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3Qs: Food fight for the family business

Ted Clark, executive director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business, discusses the public battle for control of Market Basket and the lessons other family-run businesses can learn from this situation.

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