North East Entrepreneurs Dominate List of Innovators and Leaders on BostInno's '25 Under 25'

North East Entrepreneurs Dominate List of Innovators and Leaders on BostInno’s ’25 Under 25′

Deadlines can bring out the best in people. In Hannah Ung’s case, half an hour before her presentation to a Northeastern class, she decided on a name for her proposed startup: Boxy.

A year later, Boxy is in business, allowing students to rent storage space in private homes for their belongings, such as an Airbnb for their furniture, clothes and other belongings.

Ung’s innovation earned him a spot in BostInno’s 25 Under 25 class of elite young founders, nonprofit leaders, startup employees and students. Five other students or graduates from the North East joined her on the selection list: Rachel Domb, Naren Kolli, Samantha Johnson, Anya Losik and Alex Marley.

photo of Hannah Ung
Hannah Ung plans to turn her startup, Boxy, into a full-time career. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“BostInno is the flagship market for the 45 cities that make up America Inno, and only in a few cities, like Boston, do we have so much under-25 talent,” said Doug Banks, editor-in-chief of BostInno. and the Boston Business. Log. “Northeastern and the other world-class universities in and around Boston are a huge contributor to this young talent.”

Ung understands how entrepreneurs in the North East were able to dominate the list of innovators and leaders.

“I feel the support I get from Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” says Ung, a transfer student who will graduate in business administration in 2023 with concentrations in brand management as well as entrepreneurship and news management. businesses. “One of the reasons I wanted to transfer to the North East was experiential learning; I wasn’t really into entrepreneurship, but coming here and seeing all the resources they have for entrepreneurship in general has been amazing.

Ung, who carries an innovation notebook to jot down ideas on his solo travels, developed Boxy’s premise as part of “Marketing Strategies for Startups,” a course taught by Professor Cheryl Mitteness. Ung realized the need for his service as early as 2018 while preparing for a trip to Japan. Where was she going to put her stuff?

“It definitely has something to do with my upbringing, growing up in a low-income household where we always have to share space in the house,” says Ung, who grew up in Rhode Island. “So I appreciate sharing in general – and that includes space – and that’s a mantra of how I live life: to share it with the people around me and also to make the most of all the resources that are available to me.”

#North #East #Entrepreneurs #Dominate #List #Innovators #Leaders #BostInnos

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *