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Execution is Everything

Every invention, product and company starts with an idea. But what ultimately distinguishes good ideas from great ideas is execution, not the idea itself. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a budding entrepreneur, The Garage at Northwestern is the place on campus to build and execute your ideas.

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Student Experience 

"The positive, go-get-em atmosphere here is addicting. The Garage has given me a community of supportive peers as well as the space, mentors and resources to engage in my passion of building meaningful things.” —Ahren, McCormick ‘16

“I’ve been able to jam a lifetime of entrepreneurial learning into a single year by being a witness to the successes and failures of so many other businesses. This is something you couldn’t get without having a space and a community like The Garage, and I am sure it will pay dividends in my career in the future.” —Bobby, Kellogg ‘16

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Beyond Brilliance

The Garage is a community of future leaders and innovators who learn from, teach, and encourage each other as they grow together and forge their own paths. The Garage is committed to helping Northwestern students become the best entrepreneurial thinkers and doers in the world.

On The Magazine

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Working on HotPlate

A little over a year ago, I was sitting in my engineering entrepreneurship class preparing to pitch the idea of HotPlate for the first time. “Why isn’t there anything out […]

Founder Spotlight: Isabel Benatar, Co-Founder of BOSSY Chicago

Who: Isabel Benatar, School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) ‘18 + Co-Founder of BOSSY Chicago Major: Learning and Organizational Change, Minor in BIP Tell us about your major and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Stevie Wiegel, McCormick, ’17

Stevie is a biomedical engineer and rock climbing instructor. Her master’s degree training in biophotonics as well as her professional outdoor background were applied to design the FIRE&LIGHT Multi-Tool. Stevie is an alum of […]

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