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Farley Center for Entrepreneurship Mentioned in Businessweek Article

Michael Marasco, director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the McCormick School of Engineering, was recently quoted in a Businessweek article titled, “Startup Fever: College Students Have It Bad.”

The article is part of a series in which BusinessWeek explores “MBAs and undergraduate business students who developed their ideas or launched their businesses while still in school, and the many ways their schools helped them get their new ventures off the ground.”

The article mentions Northwestern’s expanded entrepreneurship class offerings:

“Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., added six more undergraduate classes in entrepreneurship in the past three years (for a total of eight) in response to student demand, says Michael Marasco, director of Northwestern's Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”

The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) is dedicated to evolving engineering beyond the application of the sciences to the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations. Its mission is to help students understand what is involved in starting a business based on the innovation they have developed. The center focuses on four key areas:

  • McCormick and interdisciplinary curriculum development
  • Student, faculty and alumni empowerment
  • Corporate/community outreach
  • Entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation research

Northwestern student publication North by Northwestern recently published an article on the Farley Center's NUvention:Web course, where students design, build, and run software-based businesses in multi-disciplinary teams. Read the article here.

The Daily Northwestern recently published an article on the course NUvention: Energy, where students develop a product or service in the sustainable energy industry. Read the article here.