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Student startup inspires young tour guides

Student startup inspires young tour guides

April 4, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

By Claire Wallace, news staff Last year, Lucrezia Seneso took third place in Northeastern’s startup challenge. Now, her five-person tour company spans three cities, where it employs students as specialized tour guides. The company, EXPLORAC, gives local residents the opportunity to act as tour g...

Entrepreneurial expo showcases Northeastern startups

Entrepreneurial expo showcases Northeastern startups

November 22, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Kaitlyn Budion, news staff On a rainy Boston evening, the first floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex was packed with people excited to talk about innovation in nearly every industry imaginable. The exposition, put on by IDEA, Northeastern University’s venture accelerator,...

Boston startup uses cash-back program to reduce pollution

Boston startup uses cash-back program to reduce pollution

March 22, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Derek Schuster and Glenn Billman, news staff Boston-based startup Soli is trying to make reducing carbon emissions as easy as spending irresponsibly. Founder and Soli Chief Executive Officer Robert MacArthur, a 92-year-old West Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident, has worked on tying consumer hab...

NU startup competes at Beantown Throwdown

NU startup competes at Beantown Throwdown

September 29, 2016


Filed under Campus

By Hugh Shirley and Charles Wolfson, news staff Cookin, a Northeastern student startup, placed fifth at the annual pitch competition “Beantown Throwdown” on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Cookin gives users step-by-step shopping lists and recipes aimed at making cooking more convenient and affordable. ...

Company opens shared workspace in Back Bay

Company opens shared workspace in Back Bay

October 1, 2015


Filed under City

By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent Among the cadre of universities, libraries and coffee shops dotting Boston, recently-expanded startup Cove hopes to popularize a new class of workspace. “We feel like we’re a stand-alone [company] serving the general purpose of being productive,” A...

Company aims to simplify home search process

Company aims to simplify home search process

September 24, 2015


Filed under City

By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent Before Nike John founded fledgling real estate startup Vibe Residential, the Northeastern University alumna honed her business skills at a lemonade stand, stationing younger friends and neighborhood children nearby as marketing tools. “Everything I do,...

Greenline app eases riders’ woes

Greenline app eases riders’ woes

February 25, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Rowan Walrath, city editor A new app that tracks aboveground Green Line trains may ease the frustrations experienced by MBTA customers this winter. “Just avoid the Green Line as a rule,” freshman computer engineering major Michael Wong said. “If I could know where when the Green Line was comin...

Meditation startup relaxes users

Meditation startup relaxes users

January 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

  By Julia Barnes, news correspondent  Lars King, a third-year entrepreneurship and marketing major, is helping people ring in the New Year with less stress, improved memory and increased happiness. After his last startup, “Year of Motivation,” King recently launched “Daily Meditat...

Startup lets local students perform odd jobs

Startup lets local students perform odd jobs

January 21, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Ryan Maia, news correspondent When Dave Fischer, a 24-year-old from Brighton, began working as one of GladlyDo’s friendly “doers,” the boy he babysits a few days a week was only a baby. “When I started [the job], he was about 10-11 months old,” Fischer said. “Now, he’s going to pr...

SGA announces online textbook exchange

SGA announces online textbook exchange

October 30, 2014


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief After years of watching students cringe when paying full price for textbooks at the Northeastern bookstore, the Student Government Association (SGA) is releasing an online platform to save students the sticker shock associated with purchasing texts for a full cours...

Copenhagen Wheel to revolutionize urban biking, investors say

October 31, 2013


Filed under City

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff  Superpedestrian, a Boston startup attempting to revolutionize urban biking, received $2.1 million in funding last week to launch the Copenhagen Wheel, a modern adaptation of the bicycle wheel that promises to minimize hills and shorten distances. The company, started ...

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