Kicking off in January 2010, the Health Sciences Entrepreneurs (HSE) mentoring service is open to all Northeastern University alumni who have ideas about starting new businesses in the health sciences field.

Through hands-on mentoring, HSE’s entrepreneurs learn how to perfect their products and services, identify markets, build business organizations, and seek funding. Whatever their stage of development, all ventures relating to the health sciences are welcome.

The NU connection must be the “entrepreneur” of the venture and be active in the company as a founder/principal. In addition, the entrepreneur and the venture must both be based in the greater Boston area.

Relationships between mentors and potential entrepreneurs are established on the basis of each entrepreneur’s needs and preferences, and the interests of the available mentors. Entrepreneurs are assured impartial and unbiased advice by a code of ethics to which all mentors must adhere.

Ventures must:

  • Be a Northeastern graduate from any program or a current faculty member or graduate student
  • Have a business idea in the health sciences field
  • Have the ability to meet on campus for two hours every 6 to 8 weeks
  • Complete action steps created at mentoring meetings  and submit short notes after each mentoring session.
  • Have enthusiasm for the program and their start up