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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.

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

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Student Resources

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

Get to Know Us

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


2023 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies

CNBC unveiled its annual Disruptor 50 list, a look at the fast-growing private companies investors need to know about. Alto Pharmacy, led by CEO and Northwestern Engineering alum Alicia Boler Davis, ranked sixth. The Disruptor 50 Advisory Council included Farley Center director Hayes Ferguson.

Silicon Valley Immersion

The Farley Center Bay Area Quarter program brings undergrads to San Francisco and provides classes in tech ethics, product management and venture fundraising, as well as an experiential seminar that includes externships at a range of tech companies.

Farley Deepens Its Faculty Bench

Farley has welcomed eight new faculty members who bring experience and proficiency in areas such as entrepreneurial leadership, startup financing, and tech product management.

Farley + Medicine

The modern health care field's persistent complexity intensifies the need for thoughtful and inventive solutions. The entrepreneurial skills and knowledge learned at Farley can help medical innovators fuel life-altering results.


No classes - Memorial Day

May 29
All Day

VentureCat 2023: Northwestern's Annual Student Startup Competitio...

May 31
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring classes end

June 3
All Day

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

June 11
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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