The Jumpstart Pre-Accelerator program at The Garage seeks to accelerate student teams by giving them additional resources and coaching over a period of 10 weeks in the summer.
$10,000 award per team + $10,000 non-dilutive prize pool, open to all Northwestern students.
Five sophomores are chosen each winter quarter after a rigorous interview process. Each cohort is announced at the beginning of the spring quarter.
$5,000 award, open to undergraduate students.
The Luminate Program creates a space for first-generation and lower-income students at Northwestern University to explore entrepreneurship.
Up to $1,000 award, open to full-time, first-generation and/or low-income students.
NUseeds is Northwestern’s $4M pre-seed/seed investment fund for student founded startups.
$100,000 in exchange for equity, available to founders who have graduated from a degree-seeking Northwestern program in the past 2 years and participated in at least one program at The Garage / VentureCat while they were a Northwestern student.
The Garage Opportunity Fund is for full-time, undergraduate Northwestern students that identify as lower-income and have been accepted into The Garage’s Tinker or Residency program.
Up to $1,000 to cover business expenses, open to undergraduate students who have been accepted into the Tinker or Residency program and identify as lower-income
Some entrepreneurship classes offered through the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provide students with funding for business expenses.
Provides business expense support, open to all Northwestern students.
The Resnick Family Social Impact Program, offered through ISEN, supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy.
Up to $25,000 based on past recipients, open to all Northwestern students
VentureCat is an event and showcase celebrating Northwestern’s most promising student-founded startups. The event culminates with a pitch competition in which over $325,000 in prize money is distributed to student ventures.
$300,000 non-dilutive prize pool, open to all Northwestern students