Students represent Northeastern at the global finals of the Hult Prize. Five people pose together on a pink carpet.

Northeastern students build space for sustainability-minded entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is not in short supply at Northeastern — just take a look at the number of organizations in the Mosaic umbrella. But the university has recently been recognized for its new focus on social entrepreneurship.

In September, Northeastern placed second for Program of the Year at the global finals of The Hult Prize, a global social entrepreneurship pitch competition where students come up with startup ideas that solve one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Izabella Pivo, a third-year business and communications major and campus director of the Hult Prize at Northeastern, traveled to Paris to represent the university at the ceremony.

“I think what Northeastern has is really unique,” she said. “It was impactful that (that) was recognized on a global scale. Northeastern is an up-and-coming place for social entrepreneurship.”

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