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 currently home to more than 60 student-founded startups and projects. At the core, The Garage is startup central at Northwestern. We are community, space, and network of resources for every Northwestern student to learn, iterate, and grow. 

"The Garage by far was the greatest factor in fascilitating my personal growth while at Northwesten."
Jacob Morgan, McCormick ’18 + co-founder of Unruled. + Jr. Product Design Engineer at The Catch Company in Chicago
"Just having a space like The Garage encouraged me to pursue entrepreneurship in my free time which then turned into my first job out of college."
Ross Krasner, Medill ’18 + CEO at Ryu Blockchain Technologies, Inc. in San Diego

Our Manifesto

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.

TRUST YOURSELF

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

1
startups
1
mentors + experts
1
visitors/month

Take a Look Under the Hood