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Northeastern University's Center for Research Innovation Celebrates GEW

Northeastern University and its Center for Research Innovation are hosting a series of events through Friday as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This is the fifth consecutive year that Northeastern has participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week and the theme this year will focus on fostering a strong and engaged community by working across a range of disciplines throughout campus and beyond. “The energy and passion for entrepreneurship is deeply seated at Northeastern and continues to resonate as our alumni create impact around the world,” said Tracey Dodenhoff, the center’s director. Northeastern Global e-​​week kicks off on Tuesday from 1:30–4:30 p.m. in the Curry Indoor Quad with the inaugural B.I.G. Venture Fair, which is co-​​hosted by CRI and Career Services. B.I.G, which stands for business, innovation and growth, will aim to connect start-​​ups from across the Boston area with students eager to build partnerships or pursue a career at an up-​​and-​​coming venture. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, deans from across the university will discuss the role of entrepreneurship in their school or college. Each dean, Dodenhoff said, will speak for five minutes about how their disciplines are engaging entrepreneurs and what the future holds for their fields. Click here for a full schedule of Global Entrepreneurship Week events. The slate of activities includes programs in the fields of health science, music industry, video-​​game design, and pitching for grants, investments and press coverage. The events are sponsored by colleges across the university and student groups including IDEA and the Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club.

What is GEW

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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