The Residency Program


For the truly committed entrepreneurs looking to grow their ideas as a part of The Garage community.

The Garage Residency Program is an opportunity for student teams, both undergraduate and graduate, to be core members of The Garage’s entrepreneurial community. Resident teams use The Garage as their office and receive special privileges like 24/7 access, a weekly Family Dinner and priority for Office Hours with mentors and staff. 

Ideas can be for profit or nonprofit, hardware or software, commercial products or artistic endeavors—anything that requires bringing a new idea to fruition. Resident teams are selected on a quarterly basis. To qualify for Residency, the team lead must have spent at least one quarter working on the current venture in The Tinker Program or The Residency Program. Also, any team with new leaders must spend at least a quarter in the Tinker Program.

24/7 Access

Selected Residents get 24/7 access to The Garage, a dedicated desk, and access to reservable meeting rooms.

Mentorship

Resident teams are assigned a dedicated mentor in their industry, to help them on their entrepreneurial journey.

Family Dinner

Residents get an exclusive invite to our weekly Family Dinner, where we hear from a startup superstar.


Apply: 

(open to full-time, degree seeking Northwestern students only)

Fall 2020
Applications open on September 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM CT for early decisions.
Applications close on September 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT for early decisions.
Applications remain open for round two and close on September 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT.
Accepted Residents will be notified no later than September 21, 2020.

Winter 2021
Applications open on November 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM CT.
Applications close on November 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT.
Accepted Residents will be notified no later than November 13, 2020.

Spring 2021
Applications open on February 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM CT.
Applications close on February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT.
Accepted Residents will be notified no later than March 5, 2021.

Questions?

Email us at thegarage@northwestern.edu