Deshpande Foundation honors Northeastern's Center for Entrepreneurship Education

By: John Myers


Students present at IDEA’s biannual NEXPO. Photo by Maria Amasanti.

Northeastern’s Center for Entrepreneurship Education has won the 2015 “Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship” award from the Deshpande Foundation, a prestigious honor given in recognition of the university’s excellence in curriculum innovation and its engagement of students.

Launched in 2012, the Center integrates a number of programs and initiatives across the university that teach students and alumni how to be successful entrepreneurs and, ultimately, helps them incubate and launch new ventures. At the core are entrepreneurship and innovation courses, many taught at D’Amore-McKim; entrepreneurial co-ops; IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator; and other outlets like the pan-university Entrepreneurs Club.

 

 

The Deshpande award prompted news@Northeastern to tally the numbers on student entrepreneurship across campus. Did you know?

  • 2000+ students across the Northeastern network engage in various entrepreneurship clubs and organizations.
  • Some 500 D’Amore-McKim students concentrate their studies on entrepreneurship in three tracks: high technology, family business, and social entrepreneurship.
  • 100+ startup employers offer six-month, full-time co-ops to Northeastern students.
  • 33 ventures have been launched from IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator.

Read Greg St. Martin’s news@Northeastern story for all the numbers »

Read more about the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education »