Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

David Rasho '07 designs and implements data-based marketing solutions through his company, access2insight.

David Rasho '07

Start Me Up: David Rasho '07

Driven by data, how one entrepreneur beat the odds

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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.”

Adam Louras '11

Start Me Up: Adam Louras ’11

12/01/14 – With Koa, Adam Louras has created a nutrient-rich beverage that is good for you

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40 Under 40

12/01/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
The 2014 list includes Professor David Schonthal, who co-founded a health-tech incubator that will open in Merchandise Mart in early 2015. Quotes Professor Carter Cast, who said, “He's got a ton of talent and a ton of bandwidth. He's very effective.

James Mault

3 lessons for the future of hospitals

11/17/14 – Qualcomm Life Chief Medical Officer James Mault discusses the business lessons hospitals can take from taxicabs, airlines and coffee shops

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From Gross To Gourmet: A Tale Of Entrepreneurial Reinvention

11/15/14 – Forbes
Article reports on the story of Levy Restaurants that Professor Lloyd Shefsky tells in his book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.

Founder Equity tries new twist on venture fund model

11/11/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Andrew Razeghi, who said that Lecturer Joe Dwyer and Lecturer Sean Johnson’s new company, which is part venture fund and part incubator, is innovative, relevant and helpful.

Larry Gies '92

Growth Solutions: Larry Gies '92

11/10/14 – In the first of a new series, Madison Industries' CEO and president shares his insights on growing organizations

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Kellogg Insight Live

Triggering growth

11/05/14 – Alumni and faculty share their secrets for growing companies

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Luke Tanen '14 and Professor Tom Kuczmarski

The matchmakers

11/03/14 – A professor and a grad match Chicago startups with world-class companies

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Herb Greenberg on Stocks: How Starbucks Is Caffeinating Its Game

11/03/14 – The Street
Article examines Starbucks’s continuous reinvention and mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky’s book, Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.

What College Can Teach the Aspiring Entrepreneur

11/03/14 – The Wall Street Journal
Article quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that undergraduate students can use summer internships to explore different parts of the business cycle. Also quotes Professor Michael Marasco, who said that non-business courses also build skills useful to entrepreneurs.

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Need New Ideas—They Need Problem-Solving Skills

11/01/14 – eNEWSLINE
Article by Professor Linda Darragh argues that entrepreneurs find success by finding a solution to a problem, then following the Discover, Test, Launch process.

When it’s best not to resolve family discord

11/01/14 – Family Business
Article by Professor Lloyd Shefsky argues that, in certain cases, trying to improve bad family business relationships is counterproductive, and everyone would be better off if no such attempts were made.