Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

Minerva Capital Group Founder and CEO Jocelyn Cortez-Young '07 spoke with Kellogg for the third in a series spotlighting alumni who have stimulated growth in their organizations, teams and markets

Jocelyn Cortez-Young '07

Growth Solutions: Jocelyn Cortez-Young ’07

Minerva Capital Founder and CEO pivots Latin American markets

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Investors look for picks and axes, not unicorns, in health startups

02/23/15 – Chicago Tribune
Mentions that Professor David Schonthal moderated a Chicago Health 2.0 program at his healthtech incubator, Matter.

Mellody Hobson

'World-class' leadership

02/12/15 – Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson talks shareholders, urgency and bravery

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2015 Youn Impact Scholars

Kellogg announces 2015 Youn Impact Scholars

02/11/15 – First two classes to meet this year to discuss opportunities for social change

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2015 Zell Scholars

Kellogg announces 2014-15 Zell Scholars

02/05/15 – Entrepreneurial program fuels student startups with tools and resources

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Jeff Eschbach '14

Start Me Up: Jeff Eschbach ’14

02/03/15 – With Page Vault, Jeff Eschbach captures the Internet as evidence

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Healthtech, the Matter incubator and an appeal to 'redesign' death

02/02/15 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor David Schonthal, cofounder of Matter, who said, “Matter is a place that you should come when you want to stop complaining about what’s broken in health care and start doing something about it.”

Jeff Ubben '87

Winning the long race through activist investing

01/29/15 – ValueAct Capital’s Jeff Ubben ’87 talks investment strategy

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IDEO's Paul Bennett

Design thinking: 'It’s about creating change'

01/28/15 – IDEO’s Paul Bennett delivers knockout talk on design thinking

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Illinois Innovation Index points to strong activity from universities

01/26/15 – Chicago Tribune

Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said, “The whole way we teach entrepreneurship has changed radically in the past few years.” Article reports that Kellogg and Booth offer students close proximity to high-level science breakthroughs and potential business opportunities elsewhere in the universities.

Frank Muscarello

Start Me Up: Frank Muscarello '03

01/20/15 – MarkITx is disrupting the $312 billion market of secondary IT

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Create Your Corporate Values By Design, Not By Accident

01/12/15 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott argues that nurturing corporate values that support long-term success requires vigilance and constant attention from leadership at all levels. Values should be explicit, thoughtful and authentic.

Lisa Earnhardt '96

Growth Solutions: Lisa Earnhardt '96

01/06/15 – Intersect ENT’s CEO shares her insight on growing in the med tech field

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Corporate Reinvention and the Creation (or Destruction) of Value

01/01/15 – American Association of Individual Investors
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky argues that amidst the many signs investors face in decision-making, the ability of a company’s leaders to handle major setbacks is particularly valuable to examine.

Cubs owner Ricketts ventures into social impact investing

12/22/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that she has observed more and more financial institutions becoming interested and involved in impact investing due to client demand.

Medical devices

Interactive: Growing the med tech industry

12/18/14 – Kellogg alumni navigate the FDA’s approval process for medical technology

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David Hegerty '07

Start Me Up: David Hegarty ‘07

12/16/14 – Serial entrepreneur starts Fixed to contest parking tickets

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Innovation In Business: Leveling In A Competitive Market

12/14/14 – Myanmar International TV
Package includes interview with Professor Robert Wolcott, who said, “If you’ve got increase in competition, if you have increasing opportunity, there will be some people who see the opportunity and have the guts, the courage to take the risks and go out and try new things, and some of them will work.”

How Quxsi and other apps are responding to the surge of Uber

12/10/14 – Chicago Tribune
Mohan Sawhney on how one company’s surging popularity can spawn a microeconomy of new companies and why this is a healthy development for consumers.

Consumers Are No Longer Brand Loyal

12/10/14 – Forbes
Quotes Professor Robert Wolcott, who said, “Brands earn trust by being authentic, and by being seen to be authentic. They earn loyalty by creating meaningful experiences across all contacts in ways that matter to customers.”

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