The Garage San Francisco is an initiative to build a community of Northwestern alumni working in tech in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s an extension of The Garage at Northwestern. The Garage SF provides programming, resources, and support for founders, operators, and investors in an effort to increase the visibility and accessibility of the 16,000+ Northwestern alumni who call the Bay Area home.
Our goal for The Garage SF is to create a “platform for serendipity” for alumni to support each other professionally and connect with others who have similar interests, job functions, and ambitions. To learn more, sign up for The Garage SF weekly newsletter here.
The Garage SF operates out of Northwestern University’s academic space at 44 Montgomery Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco. While the facility is primarily used for Northwestern’s immersive academic programming, it also serves as a world class venue for events and gatherings organized by The Garage SF.
Jon has founded and scaled six companies, led teams creating tens of thousands of jobs and delivering multi-billion dollar returns for investors. Jon was President at Tesla from 2015 to 2018, before becoming the COO at Lyft in 2018. He serves on the boards of Lululemon, TruMotion, and the Brigham & Women’s hospital in Boston. Jon is a graduate of Northwestern University.