Northeastern University's Student-Run Venture Accelerator, IDEA, was recently named a Bostinno 50 on Fire winner at the media company's annual event that honors the hottest businesses, organizations, and people operating within or around Boston's innovation economy.
Bostinno received a record amount of applications in its sixth year of instituting the awards. Four winners, including IDEA, were selected out of the 14 nominees in the education arena. Nominations ranged from professors and university accelerators to education technologies.
The awards are based solely on industry impact, highlighting and celebrating the city's innovation community in the categories of civic/social impact, design, food and drink, education, retail/ecommerce, health and medicine, marketing and advertising, professional services, sports and fitness, investment, and technology.
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports the award-winning student-run venture accelerator, which has worked with more than 900 business concepts, ultimately launching 46 ventures and raising over $76 million in external funding to date.
D'Amore-McKim's undergraduate program recently ranked 6th and the graduate program ranked 13th in The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur “Top 25 Undergraduate & Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2018.”