About

"NSH is a launch pad for opportunity, a training ground for ideas, and a chance to make your vision a reality."


-Liz Huizenga, Director

What We Are

Northwestern Student Holdings (NSH) is a student-run holdings company that funds and manages a portfolio of businesses serving the Northwestern, Evanston, and Chicago communities. NSH offers a myriad of services ranging from summer storage, to design and advertising, to tutoring. Founded in 2007, NSH serves over 8000 customers annually and earned over $400,000 last year.


We value practice over preaching. We know that to grow, it’s essential to leave one’s comfort zone. With the support of one another, we grow our businesses, our people, and our impact on the community.

Our Mission

Build Businesses

Our unique access to and knowledge of students give us a special opportunity to build businesses that add value to Northwestern, Evanston, and Chicago communities.

Develop People

NSH offers members high-impact roles as soon as they enter the organization, imparts to them business acumen through workshops, and introduces them to a strong community of peers and mentors.

Give Back

We do whatever we can to support philanthropic causes that better local and global communities, because we gain tremendously from the opportunities they afford us.

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    "NSH means empowerment; it's this ridiculously amazing feeling of being 20 years old and having the power to transform this community."

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    "Every day, I’m blown away by the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve shared them with."

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    "NSH is a launch pad for opportunity, a training ground for ideas, and a chance to make your vision a reality."

Our History

Our Connections

NSH Impact Week

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Portfolio Companies

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Innovation and New Ventures Office

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Northwestern University

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Our Team

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