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Startup Mentorship

Tejas Shastry, Alex Smith, and Mike Geier are Northwestern graduate students and cofounders of AMPY, a startup that began in NUvention: Energy and grew in the NU Summer Accelerator program sponsored by Farley. Tejas Shastry, Alex Smith, and Mike Geier are Northwestern graduate students and cofounders of AMPY, a startup that began in NUvention: Energy and grew in the NU Summer Accelerator program sponsored by Farley.

The Farley Center is a tremendous resource for student, alumni, and faculty startups. Whether you are in the very early ideation phase, are ready to start fundraising, or have already launched, our faculty and staff’s collective expertise and network can be instrumental in helping you grow your business.

Support from the Farley Center comes at no cost to the founders – we do not take any equity in the businesses we mentor through Farley. Students who have concerns about University equity in or ownership of their businesses/IP should first consult the Innovation & New Ventures Office (INVO) statement on the University’s stance on IP and equity in student businesses and then schedule a meeting with Farley so we can assist you in clarifying your status and/or obtaining a release.

Advising Expertise

Our advising expertise generally fits into one of the following realms:

  1. I want to start a business, but don’t know where to begin

  2. I need a mentor

  3. I need funding

  4. I need a teammate/cofounder

  5. I’m confused about whether Northwestern owns my IP/has equity in my business.
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