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NUvention: Web + Media

NUvention: Web + Media is a two-quarter capstone course in which students work across disciplines and Northwestern schools to design, plan, and run web-based businesses. Project areas include iPad/Tablet App, Mobile Applications, New Media, Social Gaming, Twitter or Facebook Apps, eCommerce/Deals, Analytics, Cloud, Big Data or ideas from students in the program.

Teams are be able to continue to work on their projects after the completion of the course. Past NUvention:Web teams have gone on to make TechCrunch, PCMag, Rolling Stone and GigaOM headlines and join incubators, while others are bootstrapping and building their businesses to this day. Get more recent details on the class, including the name change, in this PowerPoint presentation.

Quarter Time Location
Winter/Spring Tuesdays
1:15-4:15 p.m.
Frances Searle 1421


View and download the winter/spring 2016 syllabus, which is co-taught by Todd WarrenMike MarascoChris RiesbeckRachel MerseyRich Gordon and Rich Padula

Past Projects

Since NUvention: Web + Media (formerly NUvention: Web) began in Winter 2010, students have brought business ideas to life involving social-network advertising, photo-sharing, professional career tracking software and much more. Explore the projects seeded in the course.


One student called this course life-changing and the best decision made at Northwestern, but don't take our word for it. Take a look at honest feedback from former NUvention: Web students.

Advisory Board

The NUvention: Web + Media Advisory Board is made up of dynamic professionals, including founders, serial entrepreneurs, and capital advisors. View bios and profiles of the NUvention: Web + Media board members.


See faculty for NUvention: Web + Media

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