Summer Quarter (1Y's only, 1st summer)
1Y Design Thinking Bootcamp
As firms continue to search for competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace, design thinking is emerging as a framework for innovation. The 1Y Design Thinking Bootcamp will introduce you to the design thinking process emphasizing ethnographic research and consumer empathy, ideation and concepting, prototyping and rapid-iteration. The three session program walks you through Discovery, Development and Delivery equipping you with a problem-solving approach that can be utilized across industry, sector or functional area. More information, including a schedule, syllabus and registration, is available here
. Fall Quarter
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Inspiration (SIEI) Days
(before Fall Quarter)
A Northwestern student uses a design research method to understand the motivations of farmers in Candelaria, Honduras. Photo @ Galen Macluskey
Passionate about using your MBA to positively impact the world? Eager to chart your social innovation path at Kellogg? Seeking fellow classmates that share your interest in food security, health/wellness, clean energy, water access, social justice, poverty mitigation, etc.? Over the course of a day and a half, we will help you find classmates who share your social innovation interests and prepare you to use your time at Kellogg to maximize the impact you’ll have on the issues important to you. You will hear from Kellogg social entrepreneurs about how they’re using their MBAs to start world changing businesses and from Kellogg faculty and staff about opportunities you will have throughout your time at Kellogg. More information is available here
. Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab Launch Awards
The Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab Launch Awards are designed to provide students with a small amount of financial support to pilot a concept in an effort to determine whether a concept will work. The Carol and Larry Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab understands that the best way to determine whether a concept will work is to test it. More information, including information on the application process and timeline, is available here
.NewDay Innovating for Chicago Speaker Series
Read about the Chicago-based speakers who will speak on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you are looking for your "Big Idea" then speakers will help point you to areas that are ripe for disruption.Startup NU
Startup Weekend will take place on November 9-10, 2013. More information is available here
. Zell Scholars Program
The Zell Scholars Program is designed to be a unique, applied entrepreneurial education for a select number of Kellogg MBA students with a passion for new business creation. The program combines classwork, fieldwork, experiences, coaching and services to provide an aspiring entrepreneur with the tools and resources they will need to develop, launch and grow successful ventures. KEO
Kellogg Entrepreneurs Organization is a group of Kellogg students, in both the full-time and part-time programs, who are active with existing entrepreneurial ventures. Participants meet monthly in a structured forum to address entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities. An application is necessary, and the number of participants is limited. Winter Quarter Venture Capital Investment Competition
Pictured here are students and volunteer entrepreneurs and judges just after the winning Kellogg VCIC team was announced: Robbie Salter JDMBA '13, David Fischer '13, Guest VC Judge Robert Zierserl of KB Partners, Guest Entrepreneur Mikah Mackison of NexHand, Guest VC Judge Gabe Greenbaum of New World Ventures, Viren Tellis JDMBA '13 and Adam Hopson JDMBA '13. Not pictured: Rushi Sheth '13
The team later went on to capture the Mountain regional title. Photo @ Adam Hopson, JDMBA '13
The Kellogg Venture Capital Investment Challenge (VCIC) was first introduced during the 2012-2013 academic year, and is sponsored by the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI). The purpose of the challenge is to select the team that will represent Kellogg in the national VCIC
, run by the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina.
The Kellogg VCIC during the 2013-2014 academic year will be held at the end of January. In advance of the Kellogg VCIC, students will receive training on how VC firms conduct due diligence, prepare term sheets, and negotiate with entrepreneurs. Kellogg VC alumni will provide practical feedback, coaching and judging for the Kellogg VCIC.
The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders, nonprofits and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value.
The KIN Global Summit is a flashpoint for innovation and action that fosters global prosperity. We unite top leaders from myriad professions, countries and industries to define what it means to build and sustain a prosperous global society. Read more about KIN here
. NUVenture Challenge
NU Venture Challenge is Northwestern’s largest business pitch competition, open to all of Northwestern’s schools and disciplines. It seeks to provide capital to the best student startups. It also seeks to present these terrific start-ups to the Northwestern, Evanston, and Chicago community at the annual Entrepreneur Conference. NUVC is the cornerstone event of Northwestern’s entrepreneurial community, as it provides valuable educational experience and idea-exchange, thereby fostering commercialization, new venture formation, and hands-on experience in entrepreneurship. Summer Quarter (between 1st and 2nd years for 2Y's)
Kellogg Entrepreneurship Internship Program
Summer internships with entrepreneurial firms provide students the opportunity to ‘test’ entrepreneurship. Students can expect to undertake market research, analyze new pricing models and potential channels, explore exit strategies and more. Internships are 10 weeks and can be located anywhere in the world.
Students are encouraged to identify firms for which they would like to work. Kellogg also has a list of companies that are seeking MBAs for the summer. Applications for summer internships are due in February. If accepted, students will receive a stipend that will supplement their entrepreneurial salaries. NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Internship Award
Do you have an idea for a new impact venture? Apply now for the NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Internship Award! Business ventures with an integrated social and/or environmental mission (nonprofit or for-profit) that are located in or benefit the Chicagoland area and have piloted or have some demonstrated market traction are eligible for this award. Involvement of Northwestern students outside of Kellogg, particularly undergraduates, is encouraged and recognized during the evaluation process. New World Venture's LaunchU
Do you have an idea for a new business startup? Applications will be taken in the spring for New World Venture's LaunchU summer fellowship. Selected winners will participate in the LaunchU program, designed to help launch Chicago's next successful startups. One or two teams will be chosen to receive a monetary prize to help cover rent as well as living and business expenses.Social Enterprise Internship Award
Kellogg provides a limited number of matching stipends to qualified students interested in exploring career options in the social enterprise field through a summer internship in nonprofit, public or social entrepreneurial organizations. Summer Quarter (post-graduation) Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award
Are you committed to using your business knowledge to make a positive social impact? Do you have an idea for a sustainable solution to one of today’s most pressing social challenges, but need some help getting it off the ground? If so, the Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab and the Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Fellow Award are here to help. New World Venture's LaunchU
Do you have an idea for a new business startup? Applications will be taken in the spring for New World Venture's LaunchU summer fellowship. Selected winners will participate in the LaunchU program, designed to help launch Chicago's next successful startups. One or two teams will be chosen to receive a monetary prize to help cover rent as well as living and business expenses. NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Launch Award
Do you have an idea for a new impact venture? Have you piloted your business concept and demonstrated some level of market traction? Apply now for the NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Launch Award! Business ventures with an integrated social and/or environmental mission (nonprofit or for-profit) that are located in or benefit the Chicagoland area and have piloted or have some demonstrated market traction are eligible for this award. Involvement of Northwestern students outside of Kellogg, particularly undergraduates, is encouraged and recognized during the evaluation process.