Press Kit

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For all press and media inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Wright, marketing manager for The Garage, at wright@northwestern.edu.

Press Assets

The Basics

One liner: The Garage is startup central at Northwestern.

About The Garage: The Garage is idea central, offering Northwestern students interested in entrepreneurship the resources, space, and mentorship they need to thrive in any career. Through The Garage’s programming, students build an entrepreneurial toolkit, experience personal growth, and gain access to a supportive network of like-minded individuals who share their passion. Students develop essential skills like leadership, networking, and creativity, and are encouraged to build a future all their own. The 11,000 square foot co-working space, carved out of the North Campus parking structure, is home to more than 60 student founded startups per quarter and welcomes more than 1,000 visitors per month.

Our name: The Garage. When referring to The Garage, both the T and the G are capitalized.

Our mini story: The Garage opened in June 2015 and Academic Year ‘15/’16 was our first year in operation. The Garage is for ALL Northwestern students with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Resident Teams, incubating their ventures at The Garage, build companies and products that are for-profit or not-for-profit, hardware or software, commercial products or artistic endeavors—anything bringing a new idea to fruition is welcome.

Our location: We are located on the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois at 2311 Campus Drive, Suite 2300, on the second floor of the North Campus parking garage.

Our staff: We are a small, dedicated staff aiming to enhance the overall Northwestern experience for students interested in entrepreneurship. To see our staff, click here.

Our students: Interested in what our alumni are up to after they leave Northwestern and The Garage? Click here.

Key Stats

300
TEAMS INCUBATED
200
Mentors in our network
94 %
students who said we enhanced their northwestern experience
11000
square feet of collaboration and co-working space
8
professional meeting rooms
3
3D printers in our makerspace

Social Media

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