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.
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
Below is a list of available discounts for resident startups tools and services.
- Core Facilities
Learn about the Northwestern core facilities discounts available to startups or apply for core facilities benefits.
- Cloud Computing
Learn more about available discounts and credits for cloud services.
- Lab Vendors
Access discounted rates with select lab vendors.
Funding for Resident Startups
Below are available funding for resident startups.
- N.XT Fund
Visit the N.XT Fund, a $10M gap fund for early stage Northwestern startups.
- Startup Toolkit
Learn about credits that early startups can leverage in launching their new venture. Submit the toolkit application to request reimbursement.
The 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.
We’ve collected books and created videos as resources for startup founders. We’ve now consolidated them here in our lab library.
Borrow informative books on entrepreneurial topics. Our library includes this list.
Watch previous Northwestern seminars on topics spanning commercialization and non-dilutive funding as well as a curated library of helpful videos selected by the InQbation Lab team.
- Helpful Links