Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

Sam Hocking '04 brings investors and hedge funds together through iMatchative and its AltX platform.

Sam Hocking '04

Start Me Up: Sam Hocking '04

Sam Hocking left Wall Street to bring investors and hedge funds together with iMatchative’s AltX

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American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why

04/01/15 – Inc.
Article looks at the decline of entrepreneurship and startup creation in America but notes that millennials are primed for entrepreneurship. An informal Inc. survey of top business schools showed that interest in entrepreneurship programs are steady and in some cases growing substantially, and specifically calls out that enrollment in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses has more than doubled from 2011 to 2014.

Executives' Club event: Divvy, Uber, 'brat kicking' and disruption

03/26/15 – Chicago Tribune
Article notes a panel moderated by Lecturer Dean DeBiase: “The Sharing Economy: Rise of the Collaborative Consumer,” at The Executives' Club of Chicago's Leadership Circle Program at Mesirow Financial. Panelists discussed the roles that disruption and crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter play in the sharing economy.

Economist Innovation Forum tackles disruption among dinosaurs

03/26/15 – Chicago Tribune
Article quotes Professor Robert Wolcott, who served as a panelist discussing the current state of disruption in The Economist’s Innovation Forum in Chicago. There can be drawbacks in being too quick to release a new product or service because it's likely that the first idea is not your best idea, he said.

David Rasho '07

Start Me Up: David Rasho '07

03/24/15 – Driven by data, how one entrepreneur beat the odds

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Kellogg Insight Live

Finding strategies for business growth

03/20/15 – Professor Mike Mazzeo and an alumni panel discuss different ways companies can grow

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In the Age of Information, Specializing to Survive

03/19/15 – New York Times
Quotes Professor Benjamin Jones on the response to the explosion of information that has transformed modern scholarship and innovation: the rise of intense specialization and teamwork.

Bend the Curve

‘Bend the Curve’ gives entrepreneurs straight-talk advice

03/17/15 – Kellogg lecturer Andrew Razeghi’s new book gives advice on accelerating a startup's success

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Kellogg Insight Live

Understanding the complexities of growth

03/13/15 – Alumni from Apple, Align Technology and ServiceSource join Professor Mike Mazzeo for a talk on growth strategies

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Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

03/12/15 – The European Business Review
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky uses examples from across sectors to help executives understand how to better identify and capture opportunities for reinvention in fast-changing global markets.

Jocelyn Cortez-Young '07

Growth Solutions: Jocelyn Cortez-Young ’07

02/26/15 – Minerva Capital Founder and CEO pivots Latin American markets

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The Big Payoff: Are you creative, curious and empathetic? Then you just might make it as an entrepreneur

02/25/15 – WGN
Interview with Professor Linda Darragh, who said that curiosity gets entrepreneurs thinking about better ways to do things and empathy allows them to think about being in their customers’ shoes.

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.