The Garage x Bienen School of Music
The Garage is a community and physical space for every Northwestern student interested in entrepreneurship to learn, iterate, and grow. We offer students resources, programming, and mentorship designed to help build the skills and entrepreneurial mindset they need to succeed in any industry.
Students from across the University bring a wide range of diverse academic and personal experiences that enrich the entrepreneurial environment at The Garage through exposure to new ideas, ways of thinking and skill sets.
In the fall of 2022, there were 3 Bienen students participating in programs at The Garage, working on projects ranging from transparently-sourced coffee to video games for musicians. Below are a few student stories.
Aspen Buckingham, Bienen + Weinberg ’23
Aspen is a participant in The Garage’s Residency program, where he is incubating his startup as founder and CEO of Overture Games. He and his team also participated in The Garage’s summer pre-accelerator program, Jumpstart, and won third place + $2,000 at the end-of-program Demo Day.
Major: Composition, Computer Science
Project / Company: Overture Games develops video games for music students that they play with their instrument.
Alessandra Mariano, Bienen + Weinberg ’23
Alessandra is a participant in The Garage’s Residency program and recently began exploring her own venture in The Garage’s Propel program – designed to create an inclusive community and resources for female student entrepreneurs at Northwestern.
Major: Piano Performance, Computer Science
Project / Company: Amari provides freshly-roasted, transparently sourced, sustainable, and delicious specialty coffee – at locations that fit your lifestyle!
Bienen Students at The Garage
|Aspen Buckingham||Kate Lee||Alessandra Mariano|
The Garage x Bienen News
Bienen student wins big at Jumpstart Demo Day 2022
Overture Games Team Spotlight: Featuring Aspen Buckingham ’23