An energetic space and entrepreneurial community where Northwestern students build the knowledge, grit, and network for bringing new ideas to life.
The Garage brings together bright minds from across all corners of campus, creating a lively culture and community – diverse, welcoming, and wildly experimental. The 11,000 square foot space, carved out of the North Campus parking structure, has been home to more than 1,000 student-founded startups and projects.
“The Garage has been immensely helpful in navigating my entrepreneurial pursuits. The programming the Garage provides, like X-Factor, has enhanced my Northwestern experience and prepared me to seek innovative opportunities. From having a workspace to conduct client work to collaborating with my peers, the Garage has become my second home.”
“The Garage has been instrumental in creating my startup, we wouldn’t be where we are today without it. It’s a place that connects you with all the resources you need to build a company and fosters a culture of innovation and success.”
McCormick '23 + Business Analyst at McKinsey
“Above all else, I love The Garage. Here you will find a space that welcomes your ideas, skills, and most importantly YOU with open arms. While at The Garage, you are never alone. There is no better place for accessible resources and programming in entrepreneurship around."”
Students already possess the seeds of their success. We create an environment where students can discover and trust their unique strengths.
We are all responsible for making the world a better place. We encourage initiative, even when success is uncertain. If not you, then who?
People are our best resource. We dispel the myth of the lone genius and expose students to a network they can tap into for insight and support.
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