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Chris Motley '11 founded a career-management platform uses big data and analytics to match job-seeking professionals with candidate-seeking companies.

Chris Motley '11

Start me up: Chris Motley ’11

Job seekers and companies meet their match at Better Weekdays

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Bucktown Mail Woes? Business Students Find Way to Keep Packages Safe

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.

Kellogg Wants To Be A Top Three Business School For Startups

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.

With an MBA, Students Build Search Funds to be Entrepreneurs

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."

Inside Blommer Chocolate: family & cocoa at 75

05/18/14 – Chicago Tribune

Article quoting Professor John Ward on the 75 years of the Blommer Chocolate Co.

A venture capitalist on the ratio that signals a good entrepreneur

05/09/14 – Blue Sky Innovation
Video interview with Professor Carter Cast, who discusses entrepreneurial traits, the importance of a good team and the significance of questions over statements.

G. Garvin Brown IV

Family spirits

05/08/14 – Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises honors distiller Brown-Forman

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Inside Northwestern University's startup machine

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.

Andrew Youn '06

Meet Kellogg’s first Youn Impact Scholars

05/05/14 – Recipients of the new honor will use business to drive social change

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A Grateful Kellogg

05/01/14 – Alumni are honored at this year’s “With Gratitude, Kellogg” awards

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Chicago: City of makers

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.

Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

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.

Chicago to host first Venture Capital Summit

04/13/14 – Chicago Tribune
Impact Engine, an accelerator for for-profit social enterprises founded by Professor Jamie Jones and Professor Linda Darragh, announced its new CEO.

A patriarch Murdoch should have emulated

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.

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Kellogg's 'Midas' touch

03/27/14 – Three Kellogg alumni have been named to Forbes' yearly list of the 100 top tech investors

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Paige Ponder

Community investment

03/25/14 – One Million Degrees CEO Paige Ponder ’02 advances a new way to support community college students

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Family Businesses Are a Safe Bet for Long-Term Survival

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.”

Northwestern University startup a finalist in cancer treatments competition

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.

Jan Leestma

Expert witness

02/13/14 – Jan Leestma ’86 uses his medical expertise in the boardroom and courtroom

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