The Kellogg School of Management is partnering with JPMorgan Chase to offer ASCEND@Kellogg, a four-day residential management education program (June 10-14, 2018) focused on entrepreneurial growth. The program will engage a cohort of 13-15 minority-owned and other businesses that have a significant percentage of employees from Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods. We seek firms with revenues of $1 million+ or 50+ employees, although smaller, high-growth potential companies will be considered.
This partnership between Kellogg and JPMorgan Chase aligns management education, market access, and capital access to grow businesses and jobs in low and moderate income (LMI) communities in Chicagoland, and to develop a network that links business schools, market access organizations, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and Chase small business banking.
This partnership with JHLA links the Kellogg School with diverse business and nonprofit communities; helps businesses scale, retain and create jobs; stimulates innovative economic development; and expands students' knowledge about how to address issues in LMI communities.
The collaboration of Kellogg, JHLA, CDFIs, JPMChase, and major enterprise will enhance economic development in LMI communities which will increase employment while decreasing violence and related societal ills in the targeted (under-resourced) area neighborhoods.
The focus is on minority-owned businesses and businesses that employ a high percentage/number of residents from neighborhoods with lower employment. Primary targets include community areas such as Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Washington Park, and Woodlawn.
Kellogg Ascend seeks to partner with minority business owners, and those who are based in and/or hire from underserved areas interested in growth through management education, access to potential funders and access to potential new business. The ideal firms meet the requirements listed below.
The curriculum will address business principles and examples that enhance successful company growth.
Kelly Richmond Pope
Each participant submits a $1,500 registration fee for this 4-day program. (JPMorgan Chase sponsors this program).
Location & Accommodations:
The Kellogg Ascend Program is held at the James L. Allen Center on Northwestern University's Evanston Campus.
James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
*A limited number of accommodations are available at the James L. Allen Center, and are included with registration. Late registrants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay.
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The deadline for registration is 10:00 am on June 7th.
Participants must notify the Program Manager three business days in advance of the program start if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants forfeit the program fee.
When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to roll over their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.
*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.