IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator


Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator

IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator

What we do

IDEA is a student-led venture accelerator that supports Northeastern entrepreneurs through a variety of educational, monetary, and community-based resources. We take founders through the educational experience of developing a business from concept to launch by providing support, in-kind resources, and opportunities to engage in experiential learning.

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Who we are

IDEA’s story began in 2009 when a group of strong student leaders saw the opportunity to support entrepreneurs across all academic disciplines. Today, IDEA’s Student Management Team, along with the help of advisors, service providers, mentors, the advisory board, and the university, work to accelerate ventures and business ideas across Northeastern, whether they be student, alumni, or staff-led, from inception to launch.

Get Involved

IDEA Venture


To get involved as a venture, you have to attend a Ready Stage Orientation, which will give you insight into IDEA and our process

IDEA Management


Applications for the Management Team open up around a month or two before the upcoming semester.

IDEA Advisor


To become an advisor, you may apply anytime on our website. There are two ways to get involved, either as a Ready Stage Advisor or a Venture Advisor

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