Husky Startup Challenge Fall 2018: Impact Report

Video explaining what the Husky Startup Challenge is all about
  1. Compass (Accounting Resource Center)
  2. Generate (Student-Led Product Development Studio)
  3. Idea (Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator)
  4. IP CO-LAB (law clinic)
  5. NU Impact (NU’s Impact Investing Initiative)
  6. Origin (NU’s Deep Tech Hub)
  7. Scout (On campus Design Studio)
  8. SEISA (Social Enterprise Institute)
  9. Entrepreneurs Club
The amazing students who make up Northeastern’s entrepreneurship ecosystem: Mosaic
NU Entrepreneurs Club Veteran/Legend Shivank Taksali leading a 3 minute meditation session which our entrepreneurs enjoyed before every HSC bootcamp
  1. Keith Corso (Founder of BusRight)—HSC’17 winner ($2,500), 2nd place ($40,000) at E-Fest
  2. Katie Wilhoit (Founder of Unsize) — MassChallenge (one of the biggest venture accelerators in the world) Finalist
  3. Matt Voska (Founder of Flytenow — he is trying to build the uber for planes) — licensed Pilot, dropped out of Northeastern University to pursue his venture at Y Combinator (one of the most competitive venture incubators in the world) which invested $120,000 in Flytenow.
Francisco Calderon (CTO of Scholarjet) leading the ‘value proposition’ workshop during Bootcamp 2
The Huntington Angels team (in picture: Ellias El Hamzaoui and Maksymilian Jakobsze) leading the workshop on fundraising and pitch prep for early startups
The ‘Dive into Demo Day’ video directed and shot by Hannah Meiseles on a freezing Boston Winter morning
1st place winners, Jabier Cartagena and Thaddeus Wilmerding (founders of Burncam) with HSC Director Mia Nyugen
2nd place winners, Ben Senescu, Stephen Alt, Jack Blanc and Owen Chavez (founders of Finito) with HSC Director Eric Gift
3rd place winners, Jeremy Rubin, Nicholas Lee, Kent DePasquale, and Oliver Silverstein (founders of Fancily) with President of NU Entrepreneurs Club Keith Corso
Audience favorite winners, Emiliana Martinez and Niklas Haensch (founder of Quickkonnect) with VP of NU Entrepreneurs Club Spencer Singer
Ventures who came all the way from India for Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern University and pitched on Demo Day for $1,000 in cash prize along with Professor Greg Collier
  • Ideation session speakers: 11
  • Bootcamp speakers: 5 + 2 + 3 + 6 = 16
  • HSC alumni panel: 3
  • Technical panel: 5
  • Judges: 16
  • E-Club mentors: 5
  • 15+ hours of bootcamp
  • 95+ Director office hours
  • 40+ Technical panel office hours
  • 8+ Practice auditions hours
  • 10+ Demo Day prep/auditions/miscellaneous hours
  • 20+ Hours of tabling
  • 18+ teams made it to the final auditions
  • 12 teams pitched during Demo Day
  • 19 ventures + NEXPO team tabled for venture showcase
  • 15 ventures pitched for prize money
The NU Entrepreneurs Club family (in picture from left to right: Keith Corso, Shivank Taksali, Eric Gift, Mia Nyugen, Spencer Singer, Eliana Berger, Mircale Olatunji, Sabrina Kite, Emma Boutcher, Ian Smith, Hannah Meiseles and Karan Kishorepuria). Missing from picture: Hiren Patel and Jeanette Baumgartner
HSC Directors (in picture from left to right: Eric Gift, Mia Nyugen and Karan Kishorepuria) posing for a quick photo before Demo Day
A video summarizing Demo Day Fall 2018 directed by Hannah Meiseles.




Finance and Nutrition Student. Venture Director @IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator, Investing @NUImpact: Impact Investing Fund

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Karan Kishorepuria

Karan Kishorepuria

Finance and Nutrition Student. Venture Director @IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator, Investing @NUImpact: Impact Investing Fund

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