“As students at Northeastern, Lyle Stevens and Sean Naegeli filled notebooks with one business idea after another, planning their future careers as entrepreneurs before they even graduated.
Today, the two alumni — Stevens graduated in 2009 with a business administration degree and concentrations in entrepreneurship and management information systems, and Naegeli graduated in 2011 with a degree in industrial engineering — are moving those ideas from paper to practice.
The duo recently founded Apifia, a web-based social application development company. The young entrepreneurs are currently developing their first venture for Apifia called SplashScore, a Facebook application that measures online social influence and pairs leading users with companies that want to promote their businesses.
Stevens and Naegeli received financial support for Apifia from IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, which helps students and alumni create, develop and accelerate new businesses through coaching, mentoring and gap funding. To date, the program has awarded more than $130,000.”