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Student Resources

The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation supports Northwestern students beyond the classroom through connections to student groups, mentors, and spaces on campus, and resources available in the local Chicago entrepreneurship and innovation community.

Student Groups



EPIC is a student group that supports entrepreneurs and innovators through events, field trips and more. EPIC is advised by staff from the Farley Center and The Garage.

Incubators and Spaces

The Garage

The Garage at Northwestern is a community and physical space for every Northwestern student to learn, iterate and grow.


Northwestern students can apply to gain access to work within 1871, Chicago’s largest startup incubator. Engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs building Chicago’s next tech ventures work within the large space located within the Merchandise Mart. Through Northwestern’s partnership with 1871, students can request access to the following 1871 resources:

  • Events and Workshops
  • Pyros curriculum
  • Onsite Access (General Area and Conference Room Space)
  • 1871 Mentors

If you are interested in applying for access to 1871, please complete this form.


Northwestern students working on entrepreneurship and innovation projects have access to resources at mHUB, the Midwest's leading independent physical product innovation center. Learn more by contacting us at

Farley Student Ambassadors

Farley student ambassadors are available to answer questions about Farley classes, offer advice, and network with peers.

Book a meeting with a student ambassador

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