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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern start-up incubator enables rookie entrepreneurs to take flight

Have you ever left your house and forgotten whether you locked the front door or fed your dog? Or perhaps you can’t remember where you left your wallet… A group of Northwestern students teamed up to help you answer all of those questions, no matter where you are. And their solution to the problem is pretty cool, too. Jackie Wu, the 25-year-old CEO of Eighty Nine Robotics, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern. He first envisioned his “Rook” — a fly-from-anywhere drone for the home — in Fall 2014, when he began his master of Science in Robotics at