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Welcoming four new members to our Advisory Council.

The Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship is delighted to welcome four new members to our Advisory Council. ➡ Jeffrey Roy is the Head of Category Management at Northeastern University and serves as a member of the board of the National Association of...

The National Association of Educational Procurement and The Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship Announce Educational and Research Partnership

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) and the Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship announced plans to collaborate on a range of research and educational initiatives in support of supplier diversity in higher education.  Building on the...

Doing Business with Higher Education: Module for Diverse Small Businesses

We're delighted to announce a new online resource for diverse small businesses interested in selling products or services to colleges and universities. The higher education procurement process can be complex and difficult to understand. In collaboration with...

The Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship – The Year 2023 in Review

The Lab’s mission is to help diverse small businesses scale. With major support from the U.S. Economic Development Agency and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we’ve made significant progress in actualizing that mission this past year.  Count the ways!  In March...

Colleen Hall and her venture showcased at NEXPO Fall 2023  

One of the main events during Northeastern’s inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week was NEXPO Fall 2023. Sponsored by IDEA, the university’s student-led venture accelerator, NEXPO featured venture spotlights, interactive workshops, and extensive networking...

Takeaways from 2023 NAEP New England Annual Conference and Expo

This year’s National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) New England Conference took place in Newport, RI, from October 22 – 25, 2023. The conference brought together not only higher education procurement professionals in the New England region through 17...

2023 Extraordinary Latinas Award to Inclusive Entrepreneur Fellow Adriana Vaccaro

Congratulations to Adriana Vaccaro, a member of the 2023 cohort of Inclusive Entrepreneur Fellows, for being recognized with the 2023 Amplifying Voices Award. The award is sponsored by United Latinas, a national organization that supports the professional growth of...

NL4IE Advisory Council Member Jerry Epps Honored by GNEMSDC

The Lab's executive director Francesca Grippa attended Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council’s Business Opportunity Conference on October 5 in Providence. A major highlight of the conference was the presentation of GNEMSDC’s Shining Star Award to...

Siddarth Pannir with GenH is the 2023 Cade Prize Energy category winner!

We are delighted to congratulate Siddharth Pannir, one of the Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship’s 2022 cohort of Fellows, for winning the 2023 Cade Prize in the energy category. Siddharth and his GenH team were recognized for their innovative Adaptive...

Promoting Supplier Diversity in Higher Education – Reflecting on a Year of Discovery

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is dedicated to unlocking economic opportunity for all,  awarded the Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship a major three-year grant in the fall of 2022 to continue its work to understand and promote supplier...