February 27, 2017 The reason some very successful entrepreneurs simplify could be due to the same reason a cloud of smoke swirls and dissipates in the air or why the universe is expanding—It could be because of entropy.
February 24, 2017 Pitching to a panel of energy innovators at the 2017 Midwest CleantechUP competition was nothing new to Purpled, a Northwestern material science startup championing a compact, convenient, and cost-effective way to disinfect water.
January 24, 2017 If you’re vying for early investment money, what’s said behind closed doors can make or break a deal.
January 23, 2017 Dean Ottino's recent Bernard M. Gordon Prize recognizes his continued support of the entrepreneurship, the Farley Center and our Nuvention courses.
January 18, 2017 A message from the Farley Center in memory of Nancy Jo Farley.
January 5, 2017 The Garage's Pre-accelerator program is pairing with the Farley Center's Radical Entrepreneurship course, to help student entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to the next level.
December 19, 2016 NUvention: Arts (ENTREP 495) shows students what it takes to launch a company in the age of digital disruption.
December 19, 2016 Mary Lou Song is the CEO & co-founder of FuelX, a direct response video targeting company and a Farley Center advisory board member. Song sat down with Medill graduate student, Reedhima Mandlik, to share her ideas on building career paths, on what students should look for to succeed, and on finding happiness in work and in life.
December 19, 2016 NUvention: Transportation (ENTREP 450) professor and Farley Center Co-Director, Mark Werwath, shares his thoughts on disruptive technology and what it needs to succeed in the mass marketplace.
December 19, 2016 This course's focus, from day one, is to strip away much of the tedium and monotony associated with accounting, and provide a unique spin on how accounting fits into the life of an entrepreneur.
November 8, 2016 The 2016 Momentum Awards, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, honored the entrepreneurial momentum that’s been building in Chicago since 1871 - a year that holds significant culture and historical ramifications for the city.
November 8, 2016 Reedhima Mandlik, NU '17, attended the "Explore Your World in VR with CyArk: Exploratorium After Dark" event in San Francisco. Read her review.
November 8, 2016 There has never been a better time than now to become an entrepreneur. Thanks to the growth of the Internet and the power of technology and global connectivity, a great product or idea can come from anywhere, anyone and at any time.
October 5, 2016 Reedhima Mandlik, NU '17, walked, literally, into the realm of virtual reality during her visit to Brit + Co.'s Re:Make expo in San Francisco, California.
October 5, 2016 Northwestern University’s partnership with VentureWell just got stronger. Michael Marasco, director of NU’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has been named a VentureWell board member.
October 5, 2016 Creating custom innovations for his dual-loves, hiking and photographer, led Northwestern Engineer, Jacob Morgan, NU '18, to design a new major that focuses on entrepreneurship.
July 25, 2016 SiNode Systems, one of the most promising spinouts from Northwestern University, got a big shot in the arm from the Big Three.
June 27, 2016 The Farley Center engaged hundreds of students, alumni and faculty through courses and events this past year. Here are some highlights.
June 2, 2016 Two startup accounting veterans give a preview of what to expect from their class. How you crunch your numbers matters hugely to the success of your business, they said.
May 18, 2016 Center co-directors Mike Marasco and Mark Werwath held an information session about the NUvention program's offerings. Applications for these experiential, interdisciplinary, mentor-based courses are now live.
May 6, 2016 Clean energy start-up enables clients to understand their energy usage on a per-appliance basis.
April 8, 2016 NUvention Web + Media students perfect a streamlined new food delivery service, Foodrop, set to debut in May. The service requires no minimum order amount or delivery fee.
March 11, 2016 Ampér, FerraPower among 10 teams that pitched their clean energy businesses on March 8
March 10, 2016 On March 9, students pitched their ideas and business plans
February 25, 2016 Professor Olechowski, CEO of Blinkfire Analytics, harnesses social media to assess the value of sports logos, teams and star athletes.
February 1, 2016 Tillman talks industry trends like saving time, customization, attention as currency, and more.
January 7, 2016 Audrey Cheng, co-founder of Moringa School, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top 30 entrepreneurs in social entrepreneurship under the age of 30.
January 6, 2016 Cary Hayner, co-founder of SiNode Systems, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top 30 entrepreneurs in energy under the age of 30.
November 23, 2015 North by Northwestern covers WildHacks 2015.
November 19, 2015 Read The Daily Northwestern article covering our e@nu Speaker Series with gaming console guru Robbie Bach.
November 13, 2015 Read The Daily Northwestern article covering our e@nu speaker series with HP's Alex Kazim.
October 12, 2015 When Gregg Latterman arrived at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for his first day on the job as a CPA, he had no idea that in just a few years he would be the CEO of his own record label.
October 12, 2015 Founders of SwipeSense and 89 Robotics are recognized as successful entrepreneurs in Chicago under the age of 25.
October 7, 2015 Farley Director, Mike Marasco, chimes in a discussion on why Chicago tech start ups keep getting acquired in an article by Crain's.
October 5, 2015 With the Cubs heading to the offseason, Farley Director, Mike Marasco, talks about why they are so successful right now.
August 19, 2015 "Pete McNerney, a longtime venture capitalist and brother of Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, will be helping to lead the NUvention medical program," Crain's Chicago Business reports.
August 3, 2015 NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski introduces Ullo as a brand new wine purifier that removes sulfites from wines.
July 30, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow Tangai Murangari pares down his six-week journey to four lessons in life and entrepreneurship.
July 30, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow Adrienne Andriantsialonina shares her inspiring experience volunteering with and learning from Chicago youth.
July 29, 2015 Farley Fellow Joseph Moskal is the chief scientific officer of Naurex, which will be acquired by Allergan for $560 million.
July 29, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow Patience Chisanga shares entrepreneurship lessons from Northwestern varsity coaches.
July 15, 2015 Ullo Founder James Kornacki talks to Fox business about his product that removes sulfites from wine.
June 22, 2015 It's been a fantastic year for us and we're so grateful for everyone who joined us. Take a look at some of the highlights of the 2014-2015 academic year.
June 15, 2015 BabyNinja, BarLift among the eight projects presented before NUvention’s board of advisors
June 15, 2015 NUvention: Analytics students delivered their final pitches for business ideas surrounding new analytic technologies.
June 9, 2015 Grand prize-winner OpticentHealth based on research from Professors Hao Zhang and Cheng Sun
June 9, 2015 After 28 classes, NUvention: Web + Media teams delivered final pitches for their innovative startup ideas.
June 5, 2015 Chicago Inno reports on the seventh annual Northwestern University Venture Challenge.
June 5, 2015 Students of the inaugural NUvention: Arts course delivered pitches for startup ideas for the music and fashion industries, education non-profits and more.
June 3, 2015 After two quarters of hard work, the NUvention: Impact teams presented their final pitches. Learn about their innovative ideas for social change and the greater good.
May 29, 2015 Tarik Clarke was a beloved member of the Farley team. It's rare to find such an amiable and caring coworker, and he will be sorely missed.
May 29, 2015 Students to pitch their startup ideas to venture capitalists for money and mentorship
May 27, 2015 Marasco shares his take on troubled Kickstarter campaigns with Crain's Chicago Business.
May 21, 2015 Take a look at this interview of Tejas Shastry, the co-founder and CEO of Ampy. His company makes a wearable device that charges your USB-powered device and they've raised $300,000 on Kickstarter with a goal of $100,000, and have won over $250,000 in competitions around the country.
May 20, 2015 The founders of Tellascope, a NUvention: Web + Media team, talk about their experiences and takeaways on building a media startup.
May 19, 2015 Choudhary, Henry and Isabelle Dever Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the McCormick School of Engineering, discussed how his startup achieved prominence as part of the Farley Fellows Seminar Series, where entrepreneurship-minded Northwestern faculty speak about their efforts to create companies.
May 18, 2015 Our newest Farley Fellow, Alok Choudhary, joined us for a talk on entrepreneurship.
May 13, 2015 Ullo, a NUvention: Nano team from Fall 2014, is taking potentially harmful sulfites out of wine and is gaining widespread attention while doing it.
May 6, 2015 CEO of Avant, one of Chicago's next billion dollar startups, Al Goldstein, joined the e@nu speaker series to talk about the history behind his success.
May 5, 2015 Professors Alok Choudhary and Joseph Moskal will speak about their entrepreneurship experiences during two upcoming Farley Fellow Seminars.
May 5, 2015 The co-founder and CEO of online consumer lender Avant spoke Tuesday at Northwestern about what it means to be an entrepreneur in Chicago.
April 23, 2015 See the Daily Northwestern article on Ben Parr's explanation of the science behind getting people’s attention in the e@nu Speaker Series hosted by the Farley Center.
April 23, 2015 Northwestern alum Ben Parr joined the e@nu speaker series to explain the science behind getting people's attention, the subject of his new book. Check out tweets from his talk.
April 20, 2015 Check out stats on the latest Startup Career Fair.
April 9, 2015 Crain's Chicago profiles Farley Center director Mike Marasco.
April 8, 2015 Our tweetable recap highlights the eager, thoughtful and brilliant perspective of our latest e@nu speaker, the 25-year-old founder and CEO of SBB Research Group, Sam Barnett.
March 27, 2015 Farley's assistant director Caitlin Smith reflects on her first trip to VentureWell Open, a two-day conference for practitioners of technology entrepreneurship in higher education.
March 25, 2015 Students delivered their final pitches of the course in NUvention: Energy. Check out tweets of their presentations.
March 25, 2015 Students delivered their final pitches of the NUvention: Medical course. Check out tweets of their presentations.
March 10, 2015 More than 60 students across 11 teams capped off an intense first quarter of NUvention: Web + Media. Check out our tweets recapping their final presentation day.
February 27, 2015 Brad Morehead is the CEO of LiveWatch, a wireless home security company, which was acquired by Monitronics this week.
February 24, 2015 Professor Mark Werwath brings the influence of NUvention: Impact back home to lead students in local social ventures.
February 23, 2015 EPIC co-president Suzee Han shares tweets from Y Combinators Female Founders Conference in San Francisco.
February 3, 2015 Skokie's Illinois Science + Technology Park introduced its new business incubator in a packed grand opening.
January 27, 2015 NU and University of Chicago accounted for two-thirds of all startups created in Illinois since 2010.
January 7, 2015 NU alums Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina are cofounders of SwipeSense.
January 7, 2015 Farley Center director Mike Marasco comments on whether Chicago is a new coast of VC funding in Crain's Chicago Business article.
January 7, 2015 NU alums Tejas Shastry, Alex Smith and Mike Geier are cofounders of AMPY.
December 9, 2014 Hosted by the Farley Center, entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel spoke to students during a visit on Dec. 8
December 4, 2014 The biopharma startup from Northwestern landed a huge investment for final trials of a drug for severe depression.
December 3, 2014 Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel will visit campus Monday, Dec. 8
December 3, 2014 The NUvention alums of NuCurrent are looking to embed its antenna technology into a growing number of mobile devices
December 2, 2014 Our third e@nu speaker, founder of Plug and Play Saeed Amidi, revealed his best and worst choices as an investor and what he looks for in startups.
December 1, 2014 More than 400 hackers from Midwest universities pulled an all-nighter to prototype ideas and vie for the top prizes.
November 25, 2014 The event had 413 participants from across the United States
November 21, 2014 Crain's Chicago Business reports on the upcoming WildHacks event hosted by the EPIC student group.
November 19, 2014 Shazam's chief scientist, Avery Wang, details the evolution of his wildly popular song identification app from the early call-in days to its present-day ubiquity.
November 3, 2014 The Wall Street Journal article on how to use higher education to get ready to start a business includes quotation from Mike Marasco.
Insight Product Development Gives Northwestern University Students Foundation for Innovation Success
October 30, 2014 As part of a two-hour on-site class, Insight gave master’s program students from the University’s Kellogg school of business, McCormick School of Engineering, medical and law schools an introductory overview of Insight’s approach to aligning business needs with user needs, and developing medical devices from concept feasibility through technology viability.
October 21, 2014 NuCurrent Inc., a Chicago startup that's trying to become the leader in wirelessly charging consumer electronics, just raised $3.5 million.
October 21, 2014 Serial entrepreneur and NU alumna Mary Lou Song reveals why you should work for a startup before you're 30.
October 16, 2014 The NU alums won $60,000 in Microsoft services.
October 16, 2014 AMPY, formerly known as myPower, is celebrating stellar Kickstarter success, reaching its goal in just 3 days!
October 13, 2014 Three runners completed the Chicago Marathon with their very own AMPY (formerly MyPower) and collectively generated over 40 hours of smartphone battery life.
October 11, 2014 AMPY, formerly MyPower, reaches its $100,000 fundraising goal. Three runners participating in this year's Chicago Marathon will be running with their own AMPY prototype.
September 22, 2014 Mike Marasco is recognized for the Farley Center's entrepreneurial success.
September 17, 2014 Blinkfire Analytics, a startup launched by NUvention: Web advisory board member Steve Olechowski, has raised $1 million in venture funding.
September 16, 2014 Zachary Johnson, an alum of the Farley Center's engineering entrepreneurship course and the NU incubator, is taking Syndio Social to the frontier of social data management.
September 15, 2014 Check out our breakdown of the students who explored our entrepreneurship courses in 2013-2014.
September 11, 2014 The Apple Watch could bolster business for NUcurrent, which relies on wireless-charging technology.
September 10, 2014 The program moved up from its seventh place ranking in the U.S. News & World Report for top industrial/manufacturing programs.
September 2, 2014 The Farley Center has been named one of the entrepreneurship centers to watch this fall for its upcoming speaker series.
August 27, 2014 Datascope Analytics, which started in the NU Incubator, shares how its flat organizational structure promotes creativity, leadership
August 18, 2014 As the founder/director of Springboard Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, Lawrence Alaba Afere develops entrepreneurship, jobs & wealth creation and agricultural programs for unemployed and marginalized youth in Ondo State, Nigeria.
July 28, 2014 For six weeks of summer 2014, the Farley Center along with Northwestern’s Program of African Studies and the Center for Leadership hosted 25 professionals of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). We sat down with Kader "Kad" Kaneye, a management consultant from Niger, who shared key lessons from his YALI experience.
July 25, 2014 For six weeks of summer 2014, the Farley Center along with Northwestern’s Program of African Studies and the Center for Leadership hosted 25 professionals of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). We sat down with Khanyi Magubane, a journalist and documentary filmmaker from South Africa, who shared key lessons from her YALI experience.
July 21, 2014 NUvention: Analytics, a course for building businesses around analytics technologies, was offered for the first time this past spring. Twenty-two students enrolled and others audited the inaugural course, which was years in the making.
July 17, 2014 Leadership initiative brings together unlikely University partners.
July 15, 2014 Westin Hatch reflects on changing the way students can take notes at Kellogg.
June 29, 2014 UroProx will receive $5,000 in Stage 1 funding from the NCIIA's E-Team Program.
June 26, 2014 Government program brings promising leaders to Northwestern, other campuses
June 26, 2014 A Chicago startup founded by Northwestern alums is changing the lives of millions of prisoners with tablet-based education
June 23, 2014 Student fellows will work with two NUvention: Medical startups: Innoblative Designs, Inc. and Sintact Medical Systems, LLC.
June 20, 2014 AuraSense Therapeutics, co-founded by Mirkin, has attracted an impressive roster of backers, including Bill Gates and Google's Eric Schmidt.
June 19, 2014 Founder and NU alum Abhishek Ghuwalewala says they're excited about the recent funding and hope to raise additional funds to close the seed round in the near future.
June 17, 2014 Check out the full list of this year's honorees, which includes Farley advisory board members and NU alumni.
June 17, 2014 Sinode is one of 14 small businesses being rewarded a collective $15 million to bring their technologies to market.
June 11, 2014 Highlights from the NUvention: Web course include Divit and VetCompare
June 10, 2014 The founders of Page Vault, a tool for lawyers to securely capture web evidence to use in court, walked off with $26,000 as the winner of the sixth annual Northwestern University Venture Competition (NUVC).
June 10, 2014 MeterGenius brings cleantech to electricity companies and the Midwest
June 10, 2014 After two-quarters of hard work, the teams make their final pitches for their startup ideas.
June 8, 2014 Moskal worked tirelessly for 30 years before finding success in biotech
June 6, 2014 Restaurateur Lawrence F. Levy and digital startup guru Howard Tullman give NU student startups advice.
June 6, 2014 Page Vault, a company that allows lawyers to securely capture, document and preserve content online in a way that makes it admissible in court took top honors at the Northwestern University Venture Challenge business-pitch competition.
May 28, 2014 Alex White's Next Big Sound is bringing its data analytics to book sales, with Next Big Book. It has also struck a partnership with Macmillan.
May 28, 2014 The inaugural offering of engineering and entrepreneurial law will be held this summer and taught by Howard Rockman of Rockman IP.Full Post
May 21, 2014 On Wednesday June 4, McCormick’s Joseph Moskal will discuss his journey of creating a successful biotech company.
May 20, 2014 NUvention: Web startup entered the burgeoning field of expense-sharing solutions for roommates with its release in the iTunes App Store Built in Chicago reports
May 14, 2014 NUvention: Impact students reflect on their experiences around the world and talk about their takeaways.
May 8, 2014 The NUvention: Impact Chicago team took social entrepreneurial ambitions to communities geographically close by, but still a world apart from our comfortable homes in Evanston.
May 7, 2014 Crain's introduces 20 locals who are making their mark on their respective industries – and whose names you should know now.
May 6, 2014 NUvention: Impact students reflect on their time in Panama, working to research and refine their business idea for a resume database for housekeepers.
May 1, 2014 Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley accelerator, teams up with Farley Center director Mike Marasco and Farley faculty member Steve Olechowski to find five Chicago startups to participate in a 10-week class forming in Sunnyvale, Calif.
May 1, 2014 NUvention: Impact students share their experiential learning experience in India, where they worked to identify social/environmental challenges faced in the country and opportunities for a sustainable business that can address these issues.
April 30, 2014 Students of NUvention: Web showcased the latest iterations of their product ideas to Northwestern faculty, students and staff in the Ford Studio Space
April 28, 2014 The Daily Northwestern reports on entrepreneur@nu 2014.
April 28, 2014 Keynote presentations from Ben Parr and Norbert Riedel highlight the characteristics of successful startups
April 28, 2014 Blue Sky covers e@nu keynote speaker Ben Parr.
April 17, 2014 As part of a class project last spring, three Northwestern University PhD students dreamed up a shoe insert that would harvest kinetic energy and charge mobile phones.
April 9, 2014 Two Northwestern trustees are donating $4 million to fund an incubator space for NU startups called the Garage, slated to open next fall.
April 8, 2014 MeterGenius awarded $25,000 McCaffery Interest Prize; myPower awarded $75,000 Clean Energy Trust Consumer Favorite Prize
April 8, 2014 Last year's Entrepreneur@NU conference focused on the theme, 'Pivot to Success.' This year's conference will explore, 'Next Frontiers.' Ben Parr and Norbert Riedel will deliver keynote speeches.
April 8, 2014 Nikhil Sethi, chief executive officer and co-founder of Adaptly Inc., discusses advertising using social media. He spoke yesterday with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)
April 7, 2014 We sit down with Jason Blumberg, the CEO of the Energy Foundry, a venture capital fund established as part of the $3.2 billion smart grid law that aims to invest in technology companies that will transform the energy landscape.
April 6, 2014 A device that uses kinetic energy to recharge smartphone batteries, invented by three students at Northwestern University, won a $75,000 award at Thursday's Clean Energy Trust Competition. Called myPower, the device can generate up to six hours of life for a smartphone battery. Lightweight, it connects with a smartphone via cable.
April 2, 2014 Northwestern scientists engineer living systems to tackle global problems
April 2, 2014 Northwestern held its first ever Startup Career Fair on Wednesday, attracting about 600 undergraduate and graduate students.
March 26, 2014 NUvention: Medical alums Jacob Babcock and Vinit Singh now have a positive revenue stream for their startup, NuCurrent, which designs custom wireless-charging antennas for a flat fee, then licenses them for a royalty on sales of each device that uses them.
March 24, 2014 Students in the Farley Center’s entrepreneurship courses had the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to a range of leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the end of the Winter 2014 quarter.
March 24, 2014 On March 21-22, student leaders from EPIC and faculty members of the Farley Center attended the annual NCIIA OPEN conference in San Jose Calif. focused on entrepreneurship in higher education.
March 19, 2014 Alex Smith, cofounder of myPower, and Hillary Hass of MeterGenius visit CLTV to discuss their innovative startups which are finalists in Chicago’s Clean Energy Challenge.
March 18, 2014 A pair of veteran Chicago tech entrepreneurs are helping bankroll a startup incubator launching later this year at Northwestern University. NU trustees Michael Ferro Jr. and Pat Ryan Jr. each are donating $2 million to help fund the Garage, a space for Northwestern students to turn their ideas into startup companies.
March 13, 2014 Using a technology developed at Chicago’s Northwestern University, SiNode is trying to update the anode material used inside the lithium ion batteries that power everything from power tools, to laptops, cellphones, and tablets, to electric cars.
March 13, 2014 This year's NUvention: Web teams delivered pitches and showcased functional prototypes to more than a dozen venture capitalists and entrepreneurs March 11 in Jacobs Hall on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.
March 12, 2014 Over 50 students completed their first round of pitches Tuesday in front of 15 Advisory Board members (like Steve Olechowski of Blinkfire Labs) as a part of NUvention Web, Northwestern’s entrepreneurship course that turns students loose to build, pitch and launch their own digital companies.
February 27, 2014 Professors Vadim Backman and Larry Birnbaum speak about entrepreneurship at Farley Fellows Seminar
February 25, 2014 Cofounder of The Starter League and Northwestern alum Mike McGee checked in to the eDTC seminar series to share his journey in successfully bootstrapping a startup for people who want to learn to code.
February 19, 2014 The EPIC student group hosted Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit online community. The 30-year-old entrepreneur shared his “personal guidebook as to how other aspiring entrepreneurs can follow in his footsteps."
February 13, 2014 Professors Chad Mirkin and Sarah Petrosko won the People's Choice award in the National Science Foundation's science visualization contest for a video on their work creating spherical nucleic acids, pieces of DNA packed around a nanoparticle core that can be used in gene therapy.
February 13, 2014 Vadim Backman and Larry Birnbaum will discuss entrepreneurship lessons on February 26
February 3, 2014 Congratulations to NUvention: Energy alumni of MeterGenius energy-saving software for their first-place win at the Illinois Clean Energy Student Challenge 2014, a state-level business competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
January 30, 2014 Farley Center director Mike Marasco shares his opinion on Motorola's move from Google to Lenovo. Could it be an upgrade? And for whom? Get his take in Crain's Chicago Business.
January 29, 2014 NU's EPIC student group will be among dozens of entrepreneurial groups chosen to participate in this year's NCIIA conference poster session to network, learn about new projects, and tell people about their work on campus.
January 27, 2014 Engineering, design, and entrepreneurship students have a new gathering place in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
January 13, 2014 NUvention: Web is new and improved with contributions from Medill professors on content strategy for startups.
January 7, 2014 "The lessons learned together as a small startup called SiNode Systems could serve as a weathervane for the winds propelling other innovative materials companies," James Janega writes.
January 7, 2014 Many entrepreneurs think that offering equity in lieu of cash is the right approach—and it is, but how much is fair?
January 6, 2014 Northwestern alums Nikhil Sethi and Garret Ullom are among those named by Forbes for building the media companies of tomorrow.
January 3, 2014 The Blue Sky Innovation Team makes predictions about the brightest ideas of 2014 and features Amy Francetic, CEO, Clean Energy Trust and Samir S. Mayekar, CEO, SiNode Systems.
December 18, 2013 Working with the University’s Center for Leadership and its Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Program of African Studies will host 50 YALI fellows for five summers, beginning 2014.
December 11, 2013 Students of the first NUvention: Nanotechnology class delivered their final presentations after spending a quarter determining viable business models for technologies developed by Northwestern faculty.
December 10, 2013 Serial entrepreneur and Northwestern alum Gary Kremen is "the first online matchmaker."
December 4, 2013 Entrepreneurship courses launch startups into the marketplace—and they’re making it.
November 27, 2013 In addition to all the health-inspired devices, apps and gadgets out there, the NUvention Energy class at the Northwestern University in Illinois has recently invented a gadget called 'myPower' that can be carried around with users while they run.
November 19, 2013 Stay updated on all the latest news and announcements from the Farley Center through our monthly newsletter.
November 15, 2013 Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich present the final Farley Fellows entrepreneurship seminar of fall quarter
November 14, 2013 Catch up on the excitement of StartupNU 2013 where students went from idea to business plan in two days.
November 12, 2013 Farley Center director Mike Marasco helps answer the question are millennials about to fundamentally change companies for the better in an article from The New York Times.
November 11, 2013 On Saturday (Nov. 9) morning, 125 Northwestern students pitched 70 ideas; 48 hours later, three teams were named winners of StartupNU.
November 6, 2013 Former NUvention Energy team myPower wins 1776 Challenge Cup for their device for runners that captures kinetic energy.
November 1, 2013 SwipeSense, a graduate of the Healthbox digital health incubator in Chicago, is leading in audience voting for WSJ's startup of the year competition.
October 31, 2013 Mechanical engineer Ed Colgate, surgeon David Mahvi speak at second Farley Fellows Seminar
October 31, 2013 Nearly two dozen companies received Chicago Innovation Awards last evening in the competition's 12th year. SwipeSense, co-founded by Northwestern alums Yuri Malina and Mert Iseri, was recognized as an up and coming company.
October 30, 2013 American BioOptics, a company cofounded by Farley Fellow Vadim Backman has been spotlighted in a new national report issued this week (Oct. 29) by The Science Coalition
October 30, 2013 Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich to discuss entrepreneurship in November 12 lecture
October 22, 2013 Farley Center director Mike Marasco writes Crain's Chicago Business op-ed on an anti-MBA culture rising in the tech entrepreneurship space.
October 21, 2013 Hannah Chung delivers top pitch at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. Hannah and co-founder Aaron Horowitz, a NUvention web alum, co-created an educational toy for children with diabetes.
October 17, 2013 Gregory Olson, Michael Peshkin discuss entrepreneurship in first Farley Fellows lecture
October 16, 2013 J. Edward Colgate and David Mahvi to discuss entrepreneurship in October 29 lecture
October 14, 2013 Student group EPIC, formerly known as InNUvation, aims to help Northwestern students apply entrepreneurial principles to their own lives.
October 10, 2013 The Farley Center welcomed Patrick Awuah, the founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, to campus Wednesday for a talk on the road to establishing his social entrepreneurship venture in higher education.
October 9, 2013 Bill Pulte was one of the first students to take the Principles of Entrepreneurship course and is now Detroit’s unlikely blight buster as the founder of Pulte Homes.
October 3, 2013 The Farley Center donated $5,000 for new workstations that will improve the design process for Northwestern Formula Racing's latest car.
October 2, 2013 J. Edward Colgate, David Mahvi, Chad Mirkin, Milan Mrksich, Gregory Olson, and Michael Peshkin will share entrepreneurship advice in Farley Fellows Seminar Series
September 30, 2013 Young alumni-led medical startup still a contender in online competition
September 28, 2013 The Farley Center's associate director Mark Werwath and Farley student groups EPIC and LEND led one of One Book One Northwestern's tracks on NU's First Season.
September 25, 2013 Nanoscience pioneer recognized for his contributions to DNA nanotechnology
September 20, 2013 Farley faculty member Verinder Syal makes the ASG Faculty & Administrator Honor Roll 2012-2013.
September 10, 2013 SwipeSense co-founders Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina are on a journey to become The Wall Street Journal's Startup of the Year. Follow along.
August 26, 2013 Made up of Kellogg and McCormick graduates, SiNode Systems caps off a lucrative summer by ringing NASDAQ’s closing bell
August 23, 2013 NUvention Energy alums from SiNode Systems and Brad Burke, the managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, ring the closing bell at NASDAQ.
August 22, 2013 RezEssentials, a new service from Northwestern Student Holdings, sets out to ease move-in day challenges for incoming students.
August 9, 2013 Alumni Jonathan Friedman and Daniel Daks earn high marks for their company TradeUp, which attempts to connect online courses with real jobs.
August 7, 2013 Huffington Post blogger Michele Hunt spotlights Sinode Systems in her piece on "young DreamMakers ... emerging in record numbers around the world."
August 5, 2013 Catch up on your startup news with these four reads from around the Web. Investment habits of angel investors, the 20 fastest-growing mobile startups, and more revealed.
July 31, 2013 Northwestern and other universities across the U.S. "are learning to extract the genius from their labs and classrooms and translate it into viable commercial products and businesses," writes Forbes contributor Natalie Burg.
July 25, 2013 Built In Chicago blogger Carlin Sacks caught up with these five NUvention teams that are continuing to work on their startups beyond the 2013 school year.
July 22, 2013 With the summer heat in full swing, you may run into a few young entrepreneurs with a staple product to sip and cool down. Farley program manager Betsy Gill connects new business ventures to the age-old lemonade stand.
July 22, 2013 Searching for online business tips? Wondering which collaboration apps really work? Check out our latest roundup of news and advice to help you start off and stay on the right track in your startup venture. Plus, getan invaluable history lesson on startups from "The Startup Universe."
July 10, 2013 We've got a roundup of news, infographics and advice to help you start off or stay on the right track for your business idea. Learn six ways successful people get out of their comfort zone, why you haven't been able to find a developer to take on your project, and more.
June 21, 2013 Entrepreneurs need a level of ambition and perseverance that outshines the norm to climb to success. They gotta have moxie. The Second Annual Moxie Awards, hosted by Built In Chicago, celebrated digital startup leaders whose force of will and spirited drive propelled them to the top of the city's current startup scene.
June 21, 2013 The Second Annual Moxie Awards, hosted by Built In Chicago, celebrated digital startup leaders whose force of will and spirited drive propelled them to the top of the city's current startup scene. Find out what ties the competition has to Northwestern.
June 17, 2013 Northwestern University’s SiNode Systems, a clean-tech startup that develops lithium-ion battery anodes that significantly increase energy capacity and charging speed, has won the second annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.
June 17, 2013 For Northwestern students, June brings exams, final papers, and gearing up for summer. For students in Northwestern’s NUvention: Web course, June brings the launch of a company.
June 17, 2013 When Gregory Olson bought a $60,000 final edition red Lotus Elise SC, it wasn't merely a post-retirement-age man trying to recapture his youth. The 66-year-old entrepreneur and Northwestern University professor of materials science and engineering was celebrating the sale late last year of the technology developed by QuesTek Innovations LLC, a new-materials design company he co-founded in 1996.
June 13, 2013 NuMat, a materials technology company "changing the way the world stores, separates, and transports gases," raised $2 million in seed funding, primarily from investors in Texas and California.
June 6, 2013 Challenge recognizes exceptional student research
May 13, 2013 Kremen (McCormick ’85) delivered a keynote address at the May 8 event, the third annual entrepreneurship conference hosted by Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The event featured insightful talks from successful entrepreneurs, panels on topics related to starting a business, and one-on-one advice for budding entrepreneurs.
April 15, 2013 SiNode and BriteSeed, teams founded in Northwestern's NUvention courses, win more than $1 million combined in cash and investments. It is the second straight year that Northwestern teams have won the competition.
April 11, 2013 Entrepreneur@NU, Northwestern University’s third annual entrepreneurship conference, will bring together hundreds of business leaders and budding entrepreneurs on Wednesday, May 8. Two notable Northwestern alumni, Match.com founder Gary Kremen and Adaptly co-founder Nikhil Sethi, will give keynote speeches. This year’s conference will focus on the theme, “Pivot to Success.”
March 29, 2013 At the McCormick School of Engineering’s Segal Design Institute, students often work to solve problems they’ve never considered for people who need them most. But when the projects involve clients at one of Chicago’s most revered institutions, the challenges go beyond the realm of humans.
August 23, 2012 James Farley (’50), an electrical engineering alumnus who turned a small manufacturing company into an international corporation and in retirement used his earnings to better the lives of McCormick students, died August 22 at age 84.
August 23, 2012 James Farley, an electrical engineering alumnus who turned a small manufacturing company into an international corporation, then spent his retirement using his earnings to better the lives of McCormick students, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22. He was 84.
July 21, 2012 College campuses are becoming incubators for startups, offering encouragement in the form of classes to nurture young dreamers.
June 27, 2012 BriteSeed, a start-up developed by students in Northwestern University’s NUvention: Medical Innovation course, won first place in the 2012 TechWeek Launch competition, walking away with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
June 14, 2012 Reducing the amount of x-rays and time in the operating room: that was the goal of Christopher Walsh, MD ’10, and his group during their NUvention: Medical Innovation class.
April 23, 2012 At McCormick, we educate whole-brain™ leaders who thrive at the intersection of global challenges and the knowledge required to solve them.
October 28, 2011 A popular entrepreneurship course at Northwestern University has spawned three promising companies in its first two years: the first personalized music magazine for the iPad, custom apps offering “sweet” deals from retailers and an easy method for buying ads across social media.
October 28, 2011 A popular entrepreneurship course at Northwestern University has spawned three promising companies in its first two years: the first personalized music magazine for the iPad, custom apps offering “sweet” deals from retailers and an easy method for buying ads across social media.
June 22, 2011 SweetPerk, a new smartphone shopping application available on Android and iPhone platforms, helps residents and visitors discover great perks at more than 75 participating downtown Evanston businesses. The product of a partnership between students in Northwestern’s NUvention: Web course and the business association Downtown Evanston, the app also provides a downtown business listing complete with maps, store and restaurant information, and phone numbers.
April 23, 2011 NUvention is featured as a best course in Inc. Magazine in 2011.
April 6, 2011 The NUvention courses, where students from across Northwestern work together in teams to form businesses, were featured as the best new courses of 2011 in the April issue of Inc. magazine, a monthly magazine for people who run growing companies.
March 31, 2011 McCormick launched the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2007 with the goal of taking ideas in engineering and turning them into successful businesses. The need at Northwestern was clear: the few entrepreneurship courses offered at the time were continually oversubscribed ...
February 1, 2011 A unique two-quarter course, NUvention: Medical Innovation joins graduate students from Northwestern University's Chicago and Evanston campuses to collaborate on the creation of new medical technologies. The interdisciplinary program breaks students into ...
October 22, 2010 Michael Marasco, director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the McCormick School of Engineering, was recently quoted in a Businessweek article titled, “Startup Fever: College Students Have It Bad.”
November 4, 2009 Northwestern programming on the Big Ten Network is highlighted in November by a program on the making of the 2009 Waa-Mu Show, "One for the Books." Go behind the scenes ...
October 23, 2008 Entrepreneurship — the spark of an idea, the excitement of innovation, the labor of love, the satisfaction of accomplishment — is central to any society, any future. At McCormick, where ideas and innovation abound but often need a little push, entrepreneurship recently got a big boost when Jim and Nancy Farley offered a significant donation to endow the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
September 1, 2008 Modern medicine relies on technological innovation, and one cross-disciplinary class of Northwestern students is addressing the challenge of discovering and developing new medical devices.
July 1, 2008 When Marc Lim first came to Northwestern, he found the Hispanic and Latino community in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science to be welcoming and familial but also limited in size.
April 23, 2008 NUvention: Medical Innovation is the inaugural course offered by a new visionary academic partnership. The course, conceived by students and brought to life by motivated faculty, brings together four Northwestern University schools — McCormick, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Kellogg School of Management, and the School of Law — to teach students how innovation goes from the lab to the patient.
August 23, 2005 Retired as chair and chief executive officer of the multinational corporation SpeedFam-IPEC, James N. Farley still travels around the world. His global perspective helped his company grow from a small U.S. firm in Des Plaines, Illinois, selling lapping and polishing machines, to a manufacturer of equipment for the semiconductor industry with outposts throughout Europe and Asia.