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Moran Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing and professor of neuroscience, will speak at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver this February.

Moran Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at Kellogg and a professor of neuroscience at Northwestern, will discuss his research about dreams and behavior change at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver this February.

Moran Cerf to share how to influence people through dreams at TED2016 Conference

Neuroscientist will speak at annual conference alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, scholars and business leaders

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Five Kellogg students and six alumni have been named this year’s Youn Impact Scholars.

Kellogg announces 2016 Youn Impact Scholars

02/01/16 – New awardees to meet with past scholars during Reunion weekend

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As a buyer and builder of urgent care centers, Andrea Malik Roe '08 is redefining what it means to do well and do good

Start Me Up: Andrea Malik Roe ’07

01/12/16 – As a buyer and builder of urgent care centers, Andrea Malik Roe is redefining what it means to do well and do good

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How to Prevent Your New Business From Becoming a Complete Failure

01/11/16 – Fortune
Article by Professor Linda Darragh argues that the decision to keep pressing ahead or shelve an idea for a new business should be an iterative process of testing and gathering feedback, using metrics to gauge the viability of an idea and the appeal of a solution to customers.

Want to end 2015 on a good note? Here's an option with many returns

12/30/15 – Crain's Chicago Business
Op-ed by Professor Linda Darragh, who writes, “At year-end, as people consider reconciling their charitable donations and review what they give to charities, they also may want to consider investing in a venture or fund that targets social impact.”

Kellogg faculty, alumni honored at ChicagoInno’s “50 on Fire” awards

Kellogg faculty, alumni honored at Chicago Inno’s “50 on Fire” Awards

12/23/15 – Startups and professors take center stage at ceremony celebrating Chicago innovation

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The Most Innovative Business School Ideas Of 2015

12/20/15 – Poets & Quants
Article reports on P&Q’s picks for the most innovative moves by business schools in 2015. The list features Kellogg’s growth and scaling curriculum and quotes Professor Ben Jones.

A Northwestern professor explains how to develop in your career without your manager's help

12/19/15 – Business Insider
Article by Professor Carter Cast advises people to develop goals and performance objectives, seek a mentor and increase their C-Suite visibility.

An introduction from the network helped Barry Leslie '08 make an acquisition that more than doubled the size of his firm

Start Me Up: Barry Leslie ’08

12/14/15 – An introduction made through the Kellogg network helped Barry Leslie double the size of his firm.

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The Kellogg School of Management named nine students to the 2015-16 cohort of Zell Fellows, a program designed to help students develop market-ready businesses by graduation.

Kellogg announces 2015-16 Zell Fellows

12/04/15 – Program provides resources and mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs

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Kellogg alumni and student turn polluted brownfields into profitable farms

Fresh Coast Capital brings green to the Rust Belt

12/01/15 – Kellogg alumni and student turn polluted brownfields into profitable farms

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The Kellogg Education Technology Incubator held its third annual pitch competition.

Bringing students together... with an app

11/23/15 – Third annual KETI competition focuses on improving the Kellogg experience

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Patience has been a virtue for Peter Simmie '75, who founded a successful business in his 60s

Start Me Up: Peter Simmie ’75

11/18/15 – Patience has been a virtue for Peter Simmie, who founded a successful business in his 60s

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What Entrepreneurs Get Wrong About Funding

11/14/15 – Fortune
Professor Linda Darragh writes that when choosing where to locate a startup for funding, incubators and expertise, the default answer should not be Silicon Valley, but "where's my customer?"

Kellogg on Growth Forum

Kellogg hosts inaugural growth forum

11/10/15 – First-ever Kellogg on Growth Forum brings together faculty, students and business leaders to discuss ways to inspire growth

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Here's what a hackathon can't do for your startup

11/10/15 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Article written by Professor Linda Darragh discusses the limited benefits of hackathons, saying that ultimately the investment of time is what puts companies on a faster track to success.

Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials With Dating Apps And Vegan Halal Soap

10/27/15 – NPR
Professor Benjamin Jones is interviewed in this piece on the wave of new startups geared towards tech-savvy Muslim consumers.

Scott Mandell '01 followed his father’s advice — and Oprah Winfrey’s — in starting allergen-free snack food company Enjoy Life Foods

Start Me Up: Scott Mandell ’01

10/21/15 – Scott Mandell followed his father’s advice — and Oprah Winfrey’s — in starting allergen-free snack food company Enjoy Life Foods

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The B-To-B CMO: The Time Has Come

10/07/15 – Forbes
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott reports that 35 percent of Fortune 500 B2B companies now have a corporate-level CMO and previews the CMO Charter, developed with Professor Mohan Sawhney, which is a framework to bring clarity and structure to this rapidly evolving role

Pat Ryan '97

Start Me Up: Pat Ryan ’97

10/05/15 – Finding success with his first two startups, Pat Ryan sets his sights on No. 3

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Connected Cars Rev Up For A Revolution

10/01/15 – Forbes
Article reports that Professor Robert Wolcott spoke at the Frankfurt International Motor Show about “a new industrial revolution” whose impact would be “on a par with that of the railroads in the 19th century.”

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