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"The Garage was where I found my tribe. I truly found what I wanted to do, which I'd been searching for all of college, by being a part of The Garage."
Anand Lal-Tabak, Weinberg ’19 + Solutions Engineer at SkySpecs
"Being part of The Garage was one of the highlights of my experience at Northwestern. I had access to incredible people, programming, and space. I'm so grateful to have been part of such a wonderful organization."
Mary Lewis, Bienen ’19 + Vocal Music Teacher
"My experience working at The Garage provided me the right tools, skills, and mentorship. It was fundamental in landing my job and figuring out what I want to do next!"
Prarthana Gupta, SoC ’17 / Medill ’18 + Product Manager at Wayfair in Massachusetts
"The Garage was the platform for my most meaningful experience at Northwestern. It allowed me to grow as a person, sharpen my professional skills, and make my life better over the course of my four years at Northwestern." 
Daniel Mitrani, Weinberg ’18 + Analyst at D' Angelo Partners in Miami
"I absolutely love The Garage. It's one of the best examples I can come up with of Northwestern actually listening to and then addressing student needs."
Connor Regan, SESP ’18 + Product Marketing Manager at Google in Amsterdam

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We teach essential skills like co-creation, leadership, networking, and building a team. Students at The Garage learn first hand the grit and resilience it takes to start and grow a company.


Through our extensive mentorship opportunities, office hours offerings, and unique programs, we aim to teach Northwestern students to trust their inherent talents and pursue their passion projects.


We equip Northwestern students with the entrepreneurial toolkit and mindset they need to be successful, no matter where they end up after graduation.

Founded by Northwestern Alumni

Innovation and entrepreneurship have always been a core part of Northwestern’s ecosystem.

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Co-founded by Elise Wetzel, WCAS’87, KSM’92

Northwestern Affiliations: A&O Productions, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
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Founded by Andy Dunn, WCAS, BA, Economics and History, ’00

Northwestern Clubs: Sigma Chi Fraternity
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Founded by the Segal Family (Namesake of Segal Visitors Center and Segal Design Institute)

Gordon Segal, KSM ’60; Member of Northwestern Board of Trustees and Carole Browe Segal, WCS ’60; Vice President of Civic Affairs
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Founded by Chuck Templeton, KSM ’06

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