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Entrepreneurship and innovation education open to all

We teach all Northwestern students how to think like innovators and use creative problem-solving skills to help turn their ideas into reality. Explore the Farley Center’s wide range of resources and courses, from foundational classes in leadership, accounting, and marketing to experiential, team-based classes in which startup ideas are developed. The innovative mindset and entrepreneurial skills taught at Farley can apply to any career path.

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Academics and Resources

Coursework, connections, and tools to move your unique ideas into the world

Rooted in the McCormick School of Engineering, our comprehensive, credit-bearing coursework is accessible to all Northwestern students, no matter their area of study or experience level.


Explore a range of exciting courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, including Farley's experiential NUvention courses, without committing to a minor.

Student Resources

Be supported through your entire entrepreneurial journey by connecting with peers, spaces, and mentors.

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We embrace cross-disciplinarity

At the Farley Center, we believe everyone can be an innovator. That means we bring together students from all backgrounds in the classroom for a unique interdisciplinary experience. See how entrepreneurial skills can apply to all paths — including medicine, law, journalism, music, and more.

News & Events


Flipping Over Crypto

Farley graduate Daniel Polotsky is founder of CoinFlip, a cryptocurrency ATM startup that exploded from the dorms of Northwestern to the big time.

Course Spotlight — NUvention: AI Analytics

NUvention: AI Analytics places AI at the center, exploring the intersection between entrepreneurship, data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and AI to help students create commercial technology startups.

Course Spotlight — NUvention: Energy

In NUvention: Energy, Northwestern students confront environmental problems many deem intractable, if not unsolvable, and invent financially and environmentally sustainable businesses at the energy-water-food nexus.

Course Spotlight — NUvention: Arts and Entertainment

In NUvention: Arts and Entertainment (ENTREP 476, MSLCE 545), Northwestern students interested in the arts and entertainment world create new ventures in theater, music, television, and the visual arts, challenging convention and unlocking opportunities for energized, dynamic experiences.


2022 Stephen H. Davis Lecture

May 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Day (no classes)

May 30
All Day

McCormick Dean’s Reception

June 12
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognit...

June 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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