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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:

A History of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern University

Northeastern University is an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Its history is grounded in a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Northeastern evolved from the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA which was established in 1896 to provide night classes to men who worked during the day. Business classes were first offered in 1907. In 1909, Northeastern initiated its cooperative education program. In 1958, Northeastern was one of the first universities to establish an entrepreneurship program.
Northeastern has been a leader of innovation in education since its inception.
That legacy continues on today.

This exhibit traces the history of entrepreneurship at Northeastern, from the evolution of the D’Amore McKim Business School to the cooperative education program to entrepreneurial student organizations. The exhibit specifically highlights the strive for inclusivity in Northeastern's entrepreneurship community by women and Black students.