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Entrepreneurship on Campus

94% of students reported The Garage enhanced their overall experience at Northwestern. 200+ students founded startups incubated at The Garage since opening. The Garage: 11,000 sq. ft. of modern co-working space for students across all disciplines. 100+ innovation based courses taught each year, including: NUvention: Medical, consulting for Wearable Tech, Engineering Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise: Designing for Change, Personal Branding, Backable: Building an Innovation Practice.

Student Stories

Hannah Chung


While a student at Northwestern, Hannah Chung co-founded Design for America, a idea incubator for students interested in social innovation. The group has sparked countless ideas and many student companies, including Chung's own, Sproutel.
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With The Garage's help, Ben Weiss started a sports analytics company when he was a junior. By graduation, the company's clients included 13 college football programs; today, it's The Garage's first student-founded company to be acquired.
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E.B Hunter


E.B. Hunter, a Ph.D. candidate in theater and drama, is using cutting-edge technology to develop mixed-reality games. The games let players interact with classic stories by Shakespeare and Aeschylus in new ways.
Read about E.B. Hunter