Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

Pablo Jaramillo '16 presents his startup Grou, an online marketplace for agricultural products in Latin America, during a competition in May. Jaramillo won the Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award.

A trio of Kellogg students won a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their social impact startups through Kellogg’s annual social impact awards.

Kellogg announces 2016 Social Impact Awards winners

Three Kellogg social entrepreneurs will receive a total of $170,000 to launch and develop their startups

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An Easy Act to Follow

02/11/16 – Super Lawyers
Article profiles Professor Lloyd Shefsky, who segued from being a full-time lawyer to being a consultant, educator, adviser, author and occasional partner to entrepreneurs around the globe.

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 talks about influencing people through dreams at TED2016 Conference

02/09/16 – Cerf discussed his research on dreams and behavior change at annual conference

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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.”

Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

12/25/15 – Fortune
Kellogg entrepreneur Erik Severinghaus writes in Fortune on why working less may lead to greater success.

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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