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ENTREP 471: NUvention: Transportation/Mobility

Quarter Offered



None, however prior Farley coursework or practical experience in a relevant field is encouraged. An application is required.


NUvention: Transportation/Mobility  brings students from across Northwestern schools together to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in the transportation/mobility space. Through case studies and guest speakers with real world experience, students will learn about the revolutionary changes in the ways in which people and things move, from electric vehicles to drones. Students will work on interdisciplinary teams to develop a product or service and a business plan. Industry experts will also serve as mentors and evaluate the students’ startup ventures. 

Course Details

Requirements that this course satisfies: Serves as the experiential requirement for the Farley undergraduate minor and fulfills the experiential requirement for the Farley graduate minor in entrepreneurship. 

Duration: 3-hour course sessions, once per week (3-hour courses include regular breaks and are broken into lecture, discussion, and groupwork portions); 1 quarter 

Class size: 30-40 students 

Course Number: ENTREP 471 

Who Should Enroll: Graduate students and advanced undergraduates interested in expanding their knowledge of the intersection of transportation and entrepreneurship. 

Application: Applications are required for this course. 


NUvention advisers are industry experts who bring real world experience into the classroom on a regular basis. They collaborate with the faculty and mentor students, providing feedback as the students innovate. Students often cite their advisers as playing a crucial role in their student journey.

Network of Experts

The Farley Center connects students with a robust network of innovation and entrepreneurship experts. These experts serve as guest judges, attend pitch events, and give talks and seminars.


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