The Luminate Program

The Luminate Program creates a space for first-generation and
lower-income students at Northwestern University to
explore entrepreneurship.


Students work hands-on to develop not only their projects, but their positionality in entrepreneurship. Each student has been awarded up to $1,000 to use toward their project,
a personal mentor, weekly workshops, and ongoing office hours.


Thank you to the following generous donors for their commitment to supporting the Luminate program and student entrepreneurs at Northwestern:

  • Mark SoC'88 and Tricia SoC'89 Rothschild

The Benefits

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Students explore entrepreneurship through weekly workshops and office hours.


Up to $1,000 to spend on an entrepreneurial project.

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One-on-one mentorship with accomplished professionals.