Upcoming Events

  • Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of IDEO
    "Love, Beauty, Religion, Death & Space - Design's Next Frontiers"

    Jan 27, 2015

    OLC Auditorium. Jacobs Center, 2001 Sheridan

    As a partner and one of five senior executives, Paul works with clients, partners, and colleagues to bring to market human-centric, commercially successful, and socially significant new businesses, products, services, and experiences. He is responsible for content excellence across IDEO, and is active in developing and publishing new thinking in the field of human-centered and design-led innovation.

  • VCIC Kellogg Internal Competition

    Jan 28, 2015

    Jacobs 160

    This is the local round of the international VCIC, used to name one Kellogg team to advance to the regional round. In advance of the Kellogg VCIC, students receive training on how VC firms conduct due diligence, prepare term sheets, and negotiate with entrepreneurs. Kellogg VC alumni provide practical feedback, coaching, and judging, and then select the winning team by the end of the day.

  • U.S. Cellular Innovation Challenge

    Feb 09, 2015

    Jacobs 1246

    The Innovation Group within U.S. Cellular® is sponsoring a team-based Innovation Challenge at Kellogg. This challenge will provide an opportunity for student teams to work on a real-world issue while leveraging their skills and creativity in solving unique business problems.

  • Energy Conference

    Feb 25, 2015

    James L. Allen Center

    Energy 2.0: Growth in a Post-shale Gas World, will explore business opportunities in a new energy economy fueled by cheap natural gas. The conference will provide insights on the impact of fracking on traditional business models in the energy and utility sectors, as well as implications for policymakers. In addition, the conference will discuss growth opportunities and risks in a global context and how industry leaders and entrepreneurs can best capitalize the benefits of shale gas.

  • StartupNU and Career Fair

    Apr 01, 2015

    Norris University Center

  • Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition

    Apr 27, 2015

    Wieboldt Hall

    The second annual Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition will be held in Chicago on April 27, 2015. The team-based competition will showcase MBA students, who will have the opportunity to pitch to a high-profile panel of judges. The winning team will receive a cash prize of $100,000 and will have the possibility of securing up to $10,000,000 in equity funding.

Past Events

  • PE/VC Lab Speaker: Gordon Pan '98
    Managing Partner, Baird Capital

    Jan 20, 2015

    Jacobs 1246

  • KIEI Summer Opportunities Kickoff

    Jan 16, 2015

    Jacobs G42

    KIEI has a variety of summer funding opportunities and internships available.  Come learn about these opportunities here.

  • U.S. Cellular Innovation Challenge Kickoff

    Jan 14, 2015

    Jacobs G43

    The Innovation Group within U.S. Cellular® is sponsoring a team-based Innovation Challenge at Kellogg. This challenge will provide an opportunity for student teams to work on a real-world issue while leveraging their skills and creativity in solving unique business problems. Come learn about this Challenge here.

  • Kellogg Insight Live: Solving for Growth

    Oct 02, 2014

    The Langham, Chicago

    Please join Dean Sally Blount '92Professor Ben Jones, Professor Mike Mazzeo and an alumni panel including Larry Gies '92 and Scott Dorsey '99, for a discussion about growth.

  • NU Venture Challenge

    Jun 05, 2014

    McCormick Tribune Auditorium, James L. Allen Center

    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 provides valuable educational experience and idea-exchange, thereby fostering commercialization, new venture formation, and hands-on experience in entrepreneurship.  More information is available here.

  • Private Equity Venture Capital Conference

    Apr 23, 2014

    University Club

    Challenges in Middle Market PE and Early Stage VC Investing will focus on new challenges faced by today’s middle-market private equity investors and early stage venture capital investors. Keynotes and panels will explore industries attracting investor attention, how investors are finding new opportunities, and new strategies for deal-making and sourcing.

  • Kellogg Insight Live: Entrepreneurship from the Trenches

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

    A conversation with Dean Sally Blount '92, Professor Carter Cast '92, Tod Francis '83 of Shasta Ventures, and Sam Shank '04 of Hotel Tonight. Register online

  • Kellogg/Aspen Business and Society Leadership Summit

    Feb 27, 2014

    James L. Allen Center

    "Filling the Governance Gap: Aligning Enterprise and Advocacy" The 2014 Kellogg/Aspen Business and Society Leadership Summit: Today’s business leaders must consider the consequences of global governance gaps and the rise of “private politics,” in which corporations and NGOs are collaborating to address these gaps by imposing regulation of their own. The globalization of companies, the pressure of social media channels, and increased activity among advocacy groups have made this topic an especially important one.

  • Energy Conference

    Feb 26, 2014

    James L. Allen Center

    Powering Innovation in a Dynamic Market will explore how advancements in disruptive technologies are benefiting young companies and creating growth opportunities for traditional firms. Speakers will focus on the challenges and risks that come with the changing business environment and how industry leaders are approaching the future of energy.

  • StartupNU

    Nov 09, 2013

    Donald P. Jacobs Center

    All successful startups begin with the same recipe: a good idea, a great pitch, a hardworking team, a business plan. Some take years to get off the ground, but we're giving you two days. That's right—just 48 hours.  We've revised the Startup Weekend blueprint of taking a company from concept to creation in 54 hours into a two-day event where NU student entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers and all-around business enthusiasts will be immersed in the business development process in overdrive. Hear from Michael Marasco, the director of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Linda Darragh, the executive director of the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Plus Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal, co-founders of ContextMedia, will share lessons learned.  Participants and spectators are welcome. Get details on the weekend's events and register online today. This could be the most productive weekend of your life!

  • Innovating Social Change Conference

    Oct 30, 2013

    James L. Allen Center

    As our economy grows increasingly complex, so do the problems facing our planet. To address these issues, leaders must work across sectors to create shared value. Harnessing Markets for Impact will explore strategies for connecting the next wave of business leaders with individuals who are creating social impact across enterprises.

  • 2013 Kellogg Turnaround Management Conference

    Apr 25, 2013

    University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL

    Now in its seventh year, the Turnaround Management Conference continues to grow in strength. Once again, the Kellogg School of Management, in conjunction with the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice, will host the conference to provide executives, managers, investors, and students a forum to learn about factors critical to success in turnaround situations, address current challenges posed by today’s economic environment, and discuss current trends in the industry. Register online

  • The Age at Which People Achieve Great Things

    Nov 29, 2012

    November 29, 2012
    The J.W. Marriott Chicago
    151 West Adams Street Chicago, IL 60603
    7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

    This event explores the entrepreneurial landscape, the age of founders and whether it relates to the long-term success of new ventures. It will feature a panel of influential leaders from Chicago:

    Guillermo Herrera '02, Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Biologics
    Jonathan Miller '08, CEO, Element Bars and Co-Founder, Buzz Referrals
    Frank Muscarello '03 CEO, MarkIT Exchange
    Jai Shekhawat '96 CEO, Fieldglass Inc.

    Please visit the Alumni website for more information.

  • Tech Speak: Chicago Entrepreneurs Commit to Hire

    Nov 07, 2012

    November 7, 2012
    1871 | Merchandise Mart 12th Floor
    6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Mike Evans, Co-Founder, President and COO at Grubhub
    Andrew Sieja, President and CEO at kCura
    Mike Sands, President and CEO at BrightTag, Kellogg '96
    Robert George Chesney, COO at Trunk Club, Kellogg '98

    Please visit the Tech Speak event webpage for more information.

  • Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge Kickoff

    Nov 05, 2012

    November 5, 2012
    Jacobs Center | Room G03
    5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    Reception to follow

    Guest Speaker:
    Daniel Rosenberg ’97, Managing Director, Sterling Partners

    Please visit the KIEI KelloggGroups page for more information.

  • Innovating Social Change Conference

    Nov 03, 2012

    Profit and Purpose: A 360-Degree View on Stakeholder Engagement

    November 3, 2012
    Allen Center
    5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

    The 2012 Conference, Profit and Purpose: A 360° View on Stakeholder Engagement will feature visionaries who are reshaping the way the world views and values social impact, innovators who are leveraging the potential of business to bring about wide scale social change, and leaders who are inspiring the development of new models and new talent to fuel the movement.

    Please visit the Innovating Social Change Conference page for more information.