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Startup Resources

Want to commercialize complex scientific discoveries?

Northwestern's entrepreneurial faculty and resident startups can take advantage of resources that include mentorship, legal assistance, discounts, funding, work spaces and more.

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There is much to learn about organizing, funding and launching a new company from the experience of others. The best way to access the know-how and wisdom of others is through networking. Connect with our growing network of mentors who can offer advice on various topics in which they are highly experienced

  • Mentor Network
    Visit our mentors-in-residence page to request a a meeting with a mentor.
  • SBIR/STTR Grant Proposal Support
    Pro Bono Office Hours are offered through the FAST Center of IL.  For grant proposal reviews and assistance with writing, there is limited availability for support.  The application may be found here.

Discounts for Resident Startups

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Below is a list of available discounts for resident startups tools and services.

Apply for Core facilities benefits

Funding for Resident Startups

lightbulb with dollar sign in it graphicBelow are available funding for resident startups.

Toolkit Application

Work Spaces

test tube bubbling graphicThe following spaces are open to members of the Querrey InQbation Lab. They include spaces for wet lab work, co-working and prototyping.

  • Shared Lab Spaces
    Access shared life science equipment located on the 5th floor. Learn more about our spaces.
  • Workstations in the Community Space
    Learn more about the open community space on the 1st floor at the InQbation Lab that features workstations and collaborative areas in addition to private meeting rooms.
  • Prototyping Lab
    Visit the Prototyping Lab housed at The Garage to access 3D printers, Makerbot Replicators, woodworking equipment, an electronics workbench, etc.

Lab Library

open book graphicWe’ve collected books and created videos as resources for startup founders. We’ve now consolidated them here in our lab library.

Access to the InQbation Lab and its shared resources accelerated our spinout process and was critical in enabling our initial commercial proof-of-concept experimental work ahead of raising seed capital.”

Jay Rosanelli