The Garage x Weinberg
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.
In winter 2022, there are over 80 Weinberg students participating in programs at The Garage, working on projects ranging from Authentic Media Ascension, a digital media growth agency to Acorn Genetics, a startup focused on creating genetic testing kits that respect their users’ privacy. Below are a few student stories.
Kate Conner, Weinberg ’22
Kate is a participant in The Garage’s Residency program. She is also a participant in the Winter 2021 cohort of The Garage’s revolutionary leadership development program for student founders, X-Factor.
Gabe Dara, Weinberg ’24
Gabe is a participant in The Garage’s Residency program, where he is incubating his startup with his team. He is also a participant in Activate, The Garage’s program for Black student entrepreneurs at Northwestern to develop their ideas alongside their peers in a small cohort.
Major: Computer Science and Neuroscience
Project / Company: Caped Clinicians is a research publication that works to make scientific breakthroughs by presenting research in a non-traditional way.
Yasmeena Faycurry, Weinberg ’22
Yasmeena is a participant in The Garage’s Residency program, incubating her startup Unfound. She was also a member of the 2019-20 Propel cohort and participated in The Garage’s pre-accelerator program, Jumpstart. Yasmeena also provides peer-to-peer mentorship to other students by offering Office Hours through The Garage.
Adala Makhulo, Weinberg ’23
Adala is a Psychology and Radio/Television/Film double major and a Resident at The Garage incubating her media startup based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Major: Psychology, Radio / Television / Film
Project / Company: 3 Point Productions is a film production company based in Nairobi, Kenya that creates engaging content for the youth, by the youth in which they are represented.