At HSE, there are many ways to get involved! We seek mentors, ventures and entrepreneur members to join us as we work with alumni, students, faculty and staff ventures.


We are seeking mentors with strong professional backgrounds and experience, who will adhere to the mission and the principles of the program. “We would like to involve new mentors in our program. Having good listening skills and a entrepreneurial mindset is a must for a mentor,” said mentor Chris Ford, DMSB ’73. Our mentors represent a wide range of experiences as founders, CEOs, chief technical officers, chief financial officers, directors or advisors of successful companies in health sciences or other industries. Mentors need to have strong business expertise and enthusiasm for the program.

Mentors must also:

  • Have enthusiasm for the program
  • Possess good listening skills
  • Have the ability to advise
  • Have no personal agenda
  • Have the ability to meet on campus for two hours every 6-8 weeks
  • Can be an Northeastern University alumnus/a or friend of Northeastern


The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs (HSE) mentoring service is open to all Northeastern University alumni, students, faculty or staff members who have ideas about starting new businesses in health or life sciences. 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 Northeastern connection must be the “entrepreneur” of the venture and be active in the company as a founder/principal. 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 or staff member or graduate student
  • Have a business idea in health or life sciences
  • 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