The Garage offers the opportunity for students to match you with venture coaches, expert advisors, and alumni mentors. The Garage Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) are accomplished entrepreneurs and executives, often with ties to Northwestern University. EIRs share many of the same privileges as our Residents, like office space and 24/7 access, in exchange for acting as informal mentors to students and offering weekly office hours at The Garage.
Find a seasoned entrepreneur to be your mentor and guide you through the business and legal aspects of starting a company. Situated at MATTER, CIM is a multi-institution initiative that connects innovating faculty with experienced entrepreneurs, executives and domain experts. The co-founders of CIM include Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with the iBIO® Institute.
PROPEL helps guide the development of formation-stage and early-stage life sciences companies by providing entrepreneurs with access to specialized resources and expertise to prepare them for early-stage funding. Industry, academia, service professionals, entrepreneurs and government agencies connect to create and support a vibrant entrepreneurial community in Illinois and throughout the Midwest through PROPEL programs.
Women in Bio
Women in Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.