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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Charles Svirk, DMSB’13, left, and Matthew Valich say their new app combines the fun of online picture sharing with a popular card game from their childhoods.