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Our Impact

See the trajectory of Northwestern discoveries and alumni

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:Wearables, Entrepreneurship Demystified, Global Silicon Valley, Medical Device Commercialization, Human-Centered Product Design, Design Thinking and Communication, Bay Area Immersion Experience, NUvention: Transportation, Growing and Monetizing Your Fanbase, Innovate for Impact, Launching & Leading Startups, Social Innovation: Designing for Change, New Venture Discovery, Designing Your Life, Business of Innovation.

Student stories

Hannah Chung

Design for social good

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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Recruitment revolution

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

Technology and the arts collide

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.
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