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Entrepreneurship at Northwestern

The Farley Center is one player in a dynamic ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at Northwestern. Students and faculty across campus are involved in entrepreneurial activities and Northwestern’s vast entrepreneurship and innovation network provides a wide range of resources and support.

Below is a chart that indicates the major and minor focus of various groups on campus, though many may have activities beyond what is noted here. Click on any program or group in the table to learn more.

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Legend: Major focus Minor focus
For credit courses
Non-credit courses
IP Resources
Develop business idea
Create a startup
Get a mentor
Commercialize
Incubate
Get funded
Academic Progams
Farley Center
NUvention Courses
Kapnick Business Institutions Program
Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center
Knight Lab
Segal Design Institute
Medill Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Northwestern Central Programs and Institutional Partnerships
Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)
Innovation to Commercialization Fellows
Innovation and New Ventures Office Practicum Internship
N.XT Fund
N.XT Fund Associates
NUseeds
Chicago Innovation Mentors
1871 Incubator
MATTER 
The Garage
Student Groups
Design for America
Entrepreneurship in Action (EPIC)
Northwestern Univesity Venture Challenge (NUVC)
Wildhacks
Institute for Student Business Education (ISBE)
Northwestern Student Holdings
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