NUvention: Web + Media

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NUvention: Web + Media is a two-quarter capstone course in which students work across disciplines and Northwestern schools to design, plan, and run web-based businesses. Project areas include iPad/Tablet App, Mobile Applications, New Media, Social Gaming, Twitter or Facebook Apps, eCommerce/Deals, Analytics, Cloud, Big Data or ideas from students in the program.

Teams are be able to continue to work on their projects after the completion of the course. Past NUvention:Web teams have gone on to make TechCrunch, PCMag, Rolling Stone and GigaOM headlines and join incubators, while others are bootstrapping and building their businesses to this day.

Get more recent details on the class, including the name change, in this PowerPoint presentation.

**This course is by-application. The application for NUvention: Web + Media for winter/spring 2015 is now closed.


View and download the latest syllabus for NUvention: Web, which was instructed by adjunct professor of the McCormick School of Engineering Todd Warren.

Past Projects

Team members of Vet Compare, the price comparison service for veterinarian costs, deliver their final pitch in June 2014. 

Since NUvention: Web + Media (formerly NUvention: Web) began in Winter 2010, students have brought business ideas to life involving social-network advertising, photo-sharing, professional career tracking software and much more. Explore the projects seeded in the course.


One student called this course life-changing and the best decision made at Northwestern, but don't take our word for it. Take a look at honest feedback from former NUvention: Web students.

Advisory Board

The NUvention: Web Advisory Board is made up of dynamic professionals, including founders, serial entrepreneurs, and capital advisors. View bios and profiles of the NUvention: Web board members.


The NUvention: Web faculty is comprised of distinguished members of Northwestern's academic community. 

Mike Marasco
Michael Marasco
Steve Olechowski
Steve Olechowski
Chris Riesbeck
Chris Riesbeck
Todd Warren
Todd Warren
Rich Gordon
Rich Gordon
Rachel Mersey
Rachel Mersey

Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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