The Propel Program


Launched in 2018, The Propel Program provides networking, mentorship, and immersive learning experiences that promote diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship. Full-time, female students can apply for the program, which is made possible by generous donors.

Pictured above, Propellers visit the Goldman Sachs office in New York City on a 2018 field trip.

Program

The Propel program includes:

Award

Up to $1,000 to spend on an entrepreneurial project.

Mentorship

One-on-one mentorship with accomplished professionals.

Networking

Invitations to networking events throughout the year.

Showcase

An annual showcase at which select participants present their projects.

Field Trips

A trip to New York City to meet women business leaders.

Background

40% of US businesses are owned by women. However, less than 10% of venture-backed companies have a female founder and only 2.8% of venture capital went to all-female founding teams. The Garage is committed to supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs. In 2018, The Garage launched the Propel program to support female students. In  2020, The Garage launched Blacktivate to promote diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship for Black Northwestern students. 

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