What is The Garage?
We fuel transformation.
We are the heart of innovation, imagination, and collaboration at Northwestern.
We bring together a cross-disciplinary community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who all share a passion for building new ideas. The 11,000 square foot space, carved out of the North Campus parking structure, is home to any Northwestern student building their ideas into reality. At the core, The Garage is startup central at Northwestern. We are a community, space, and network of resources for every Northwestern student to learn, iterate, and grow.
Software Engineer at Google in San Francisco
Co-founder of Unruled. + Jr. Product Design Engineer at The Catch Company in Chicago
CEO at Ryu Blockchain Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco
WE EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS WITH WISDOM AND PROGRAMMING TO BUILD SKILLS AROUND CO-CREATION, LEADERSHIP, AND NETWORKING TO MOTIVATE THEM TO BUILD A FUTURE ALL THEIR OWN.
We live by the following three pillars.
We believe your inherent gifts, wisdom, and strength are already within you. We inspire real power to trust yourself.
DO THE WORK
We nourish the foundational elements of leadership. We invigorate the core of one’s potential to lead with integrity and nurture the ability to be accountable and responsible to ourselves and others.
FORGE YOUR OWN PATH
Live your purpose. Step into your truth. This is your time to champion the wins and failures that shape you for the better. We believe that leadership crafted with intention, compassion, playfulness, and a drive to improve our world is the new frontier.
By the Numbers
Take a Look Under the Hood
- Polina Marinova Pompliano, Founder of The Profile, Shares Her Entrepreneurial Journey with Propel
- Level Up – Testing Your Business Idea Before You Go Broke Recap
- Introducing the Northwestern Student Business Formation Website
- Fall 2020 Startup Matchmaking Recap
- (Virtual) Grad Chat Recap
- Introducing The Garage Opportunity Fund