The Garage x Kellogg
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. Kellogg students learn alongside and from the undergraduate community at The Garage, while also enjoying sharing professional knowledge with students. Many Kellogg candidates who incubate their projects at The Garage go on to become Zell Fellows, a point of pride for The Garage.
In winter 2022, there are over 60 Kellogg students participating in programs at The Garage. Below are a few student stories.
Sarah Pinner, Kellogg ’22
Sarah has participated in multiple programs at The Garage as she builds her startup, beni. She participated in Jumpstart, The Garage’s pre-accelerator program, and won second place + $3,000 at the end-of-program Demo Day. Sarah and her team are currently Residents of The Garage, and have raised $1M in capital!
Shanna Traphoner-Liu, Kellogg ’22
Shanna, a Zell fellow, has enthusiastically participated in multiple programs at The Garage including Residency, Propel, The Garage’s program for female student entrepreneurs, and Jumpstart, The Garage’s summer pre-accelerator program.
Project / Company: bekome is a web platform helping Gen-Z, millennials, and people of color find their right therapist based on personality, lifestyle and cultural fit.
Lacey Johnson, JD/MBA ’23
Lacey is a participant in The Garage’s Activate program – developed to create an inclusive community and resources for Black Northwestern student founders.
Project / Company: Legal tech software that guides individuals through the probate process after losing a loved one intestate.
Shivi Maheshwari, Kellogg ’22
Shivi is a participant in The Garage’s Tinker program – a program developed for student entrepreneurs to explore The Garage’s resources and their idea at their own pace. Shivi’s startup recently participated in The Garage’s popular quarterly event, Startup Matchmaking.
Project / Company: Datum is an all-in-one digital service platform that help everyday consumers control, manage, and monetize their personal data assets.