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Entrepreneurship Evolved
Propelling the next big business ideas through interdisciplinary learning

The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation evolves engineering beyond the application of the sciences to the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations. We bring together faculty from an array of disciplines to develop a unique interdisciplinary curriculum in which students experience the entire entrepreneurial life cycle—from ideation to prototyping and business plan development.

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Farley at a Glance

Farley at Northwestern

The Farley Center is a key player in a dynamic ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at Northwestern.

Our entrepreneurship and innovation courses

  • NUvention is an experiential learning program designed to expose students to the entire product and business development life cycle in a variety of specialized fields
  • Farley Center Courses are designed to create lifelong entrepreneurs while teaching essential skills needed for the business world and beyond

Farley Center offers a variety of courses that provide unique learning opportunities for students who wish to explore entrepreneurship and innovation in a classroom setting.

Our NUvention course program forms the cornerstone of the center's goals and exposes students to the entire innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle and to help them understand how innovations become viable business.

Our general courses teach the fundamentals needed for lifelong entrepreneurship as well as provide a deep dive for students wishing to explore all facets of entrepreneurship education, including personal branding, product management, and human-centered entrepreneurship, to name a few.

Both NUvention and Farley Center courses may be taken in pursuit of a Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Mentors and Advisors

Each NUvention course has an advisory board with members who serve as liaisons to their industries. Our board members are committed to guiding our curriculum and mentoring our students. Farley Center staff also provide year-round mentorship to interested students and startups.

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