The Garage’s reach is far and wide. We’ve met some extraordinary people, had dinner with established founders, and visited some of the most talked about offices in the country.
People We Know
Through alumni connections, field trips, and more, students at The Garage have been offered exciting opportunities for conversations with some of their favorite people, including:
Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO at SpaceX
Katrina Lake, Co-founder and CEO of Stitch Fix
Maye Musk, Model and Author (Elon’s mom)
Brian Chesky, Co-founder of Airbnb
Ann Crady Weiss, Co-founder of HatchBaby
Gwyneth Paltrow, Founder of goop
Family Dinner Speakers
Every week during the academic year, The Garage holds Family Dinner for our Resident students. With an exclusive invite, students hear frank talks from accomplished founders and storytellers in an intimate and casual environment.
Places We’ve Been
In addition to quarterly field trips to innovative Chicago-based offices, we’ve taken students on treks to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, where we’ve spent time with accomplished alumni. We’ve stopped by the Northwestern spaces in NYC and SF, and visited amazing places like the New York Stock Exchange and Uber’s headquarters.
The floor of the NY Stock Exchange
Visiting SpaceX in LA
Visiting RXBAR’s new offices in Chicago
Stopping by Cards Against Humanity’s secret Chicago location
Other Places We’ve Visited
The New York Times