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.
The Propel Program includes:
Up to $1,000 to spend on an entrepreneurial project.
One-on-one mentorship with accomplished professionals.
Invitations to networking events throughout the year.
An annual showcase at which select participants present their projects.
A trip to New York City to meet women business leaders.
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 Activate to promote diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship for Black Northwestern students.
Applications are currently closed.