From quick explore® to launch:

Invent@NMU has had a wide variety of ideas come through our doors since 2014. Since our inception, we have helped create nine companies and launch 12 products, as well as provided support for various existing local businesses. 

 

 

Clients:

Click on the clients below to learn about their success stories and how Invent@NMU helped in their process.

Invent@NMU Graduated Employees

Did you know nearly 100% of our student employees obtain jobs in their field within six months of graduation? Our alumni are off doing great things! Click here to read more from our Where Are They Now series. See below for the student employees who have made Invent@NMU possible.

  • Abby Fifarek

    Abby Fifarek

    Abby Fifarek

    Marketing Specialist

  • Alexa VanderWyst

    Alexa VanderWyst

    Alexa VanderWyst

    Graphic Specialist at the Elite Group

  • Alyson Matkovich

    Alyson Matkovich

    Alyson Matkovich

    Graphic Designer at Bennett Media Group

  • Alyssa Chomiczewski

    Alyssa Chomiczewski

    Alyssa Chomiczewski

    Marketing Specialist

  • Austin Morris

    Austin Morris

    Austin Morris

    Mechanical Engineering Technologist

  • Chad Leisenring

    Chad Leisenring

    Chad Leisenring

    Event Coordinator

    Chad is a Math and Computer Science guy with a love for the arts and the outdoors. An NMU grad, Chad is hoping to work on his Masters and would love to one day be a college math professor. In his downtime, Chad explores Marquette and the surrounding wilderness with his fiancé and two guinea pigs, Ludo and Luna.

  • Charlie Tyson

    Charlie Tyson

    Charlie Tyson

    Project Specialist at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  • Chelsey Bassett

    Chelsey Bassett

    Chelsey Bassett

    Industrial Designer

  • Emma Finkbeiner

    Emma Finkbeiner

    Emma Finkbeiner

    Integrated Marketing Coordinator at the Chicago Cubs

  • Ethan Hall

    Ethan Hall

    Ethan Hall

    Gap Year

  • Hannah Kangas

    Hannah Kangas

    Hannah Kangas

    Freelance Product Designer

  • Heather Cook

    Heather Cook

    Heather Cook

    Marketing Communications Writer

  • Jon Slack

    Jon Slack

    Jon Slack

    Assistant Project Manager at Kraus-Anderson Construction

  • Jon Walsh

    Jon Walsh

    Jon Walsh

    Manufacturing Engineer at Stolle Machinery Company

  • Justin Minor

    Justin Minor

    Justin Minor

    Industrial Designer

  • Katelyn Tessin

    Katelyn Tessin

    Katelyn Tessin

    Marketing Assistant

  • Lordia DiPiazza

    Lordia DiPiazza

    Lordia DiPiazza

    Marketing Assistant

  • Pavel Vasin

    Pavel Vasin

    Pavel Vasin

    Facility Manager at Residences at the Falls

  • Pierson Boyer

    Pierson Boyer

    Pierson Boyer

    Project Manager

  • Rachel Griep

    Rachel Griep

    Rachel Griep

    Product Engineer at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

  • Rebekah Matuzak

    Rebekah Matuzak

    Rebekah Matuzak

    Industrial Designer

  • Sam Cassidy

    Sam Cassidy

    Sam Cassidy

    Mechanical Engineering Technologist

  • Sam Chowanec

    Sam Chowanec

    Sam Chowanec

    Product Designer at RS Owens

  • Samantha Cretens

    Samantha Cretens

    Samantha Cretens

    Merchant Development Representative at Groupon

  • Sarah Nixon

    Sarah Nixon

    Sarah Nixon

    Product Development & Packaging Design at E-Filliate, Inc.

  • Stefani Vargas Harlan

    Stefani Vargas Harlan

    Stefani Vargas Harlan

    Academic Accelerator Researcher

    Stefani is Invent @ NMU’s graduate researcher. She is a second year graduate student in the Higher Education & Student Affairs program. In her free time, Stefani enjoys running Marquette’s only LGBT+ community organization for youth and hanging out with her fiancé and their dog Millie. After graduation Stefani hopes to continue her work with rural LGBT+ college populations by serving in an administrative position.

  • Taylor Keling

    Taylor Keling

    Taylor Keling

    Graphic Designer

  • Trevor Pianga

    Trevor Pianga

    Trevor Pianga

    Mechanical Engineering Technologist

  • YuFeng Zhuo

    YuFeng Zhuo

    YuFeng Zhuo

    Associate Consultant at Intellipro Group