05/30/14 – DNAinfo Chicago
Article reports on DropSpot, a startup created by five Kellogg students as part of the New Venture Discovery course. DropSpot pairs people looking to pick up their packages with local businesses willing to receive them. The deal keeps packages safe until pickup and increases foot traffic for businesses.
05/29/14 – Poets & Quants
Article reports on Kellogg’s recent increased emphasis on entrepreneurship education. It highlights Professor Carter Cast’s New Venture Discovery course and includes a Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship video.
05/27/14 – US News & World Report
Article leads with the story of a Kellogg student who used a search fund to become a CEO. Quotes Professor William Sutter, Jr., who said, “It’s a terrific way to jump-start their career and get into a leadership position much, much faster.” Article also mentions Sutter’s course, "Private Equity: The Human Element."
05/18/14 – Chicago Tribune
Article quoting Professor John Ward on the 75 years of the Blommer Chocolate Co.
05/08/14 – Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises honors distiller Brown-FormanFull Story
05/06/14 – Fortune
Article reports that Northwestern has sent more teams to the finals at the Rice Business Plan Competition since 2012 than any other school. Credits the winning streak to entrepreneurship initiatives like the NUvention class series. The story also appeared in Crain’s Morning 10.
05/05/14 – Recipients of the new honor will use business to drive social changeFull Story
05/01/14 – Alumni are honored at this year’s “With Gratitude, Kellogg” awards Full Story
04/23/14 – Blue Sky Innovation
Article profiles small Chicago manufacturing businesses that are succeeding despite their size due to technology. Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said, startups that fail often try different variations of a product rather than focusing on the version that sells best.
04/18/14 – Chicago Tribune
Increasing expansions by foreign companies are “a sign when others come to your region to invest that there are growth opportunities and attractive elements to the market,” said Professor Benjamin Jones.
03/31/14 – Financial Times
Article reports on Rupert Murdoch’s decision to name his sons as successors to lead News Corp and 21st Century Fox. Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky on the danger companies face when a family business grows past first and second generations.
03/27/14 – Three Kellogg alumni have been named to Forbes' yearly list of the 100 top tech investorsFull Story
03/25/14 – One Million Degrees CEO Paige Ponder ’02 advances a new way to support community college studentsFull Story
03/25/14 – INC.
Discusses a Kellogg magazine article on family businesses in bad economies, quoting Professor John Ward who said, “Our experience with family businesses has confirmed that in down times, family businesses will take advantage of the negative economic conditions to make some seemingly unconventional and courageous decisions.”
03/04/14 – Chicago Tribune
Orpheden Therapeutics, a NW backed student startup, is among 10 finalists in the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, a competition aimed at mining previously unused medical patents. The team is comprised of six students from Northwestern School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg. The CEO of the startup is John Kuelper, who is both a student in the law school and at Kellogg.
02/13/14 – Jan Leestma ’86 uses his medical expertise in the boardroom and courtroomFull Story