Kellogg Spark, the annual private equity and venture capital conference, brings industry professionals, alumni, students, and Kellogg faculty together for a day of discussion on the current state of the industry and the most pressing issues. This year will feature Monique Woodard of 500 Startups as the keynote speaker in addition to a variety of panels, fireside chats, and networking opportunities.
Teams of students from top business schools will compete for a $25,000 cash prize and will have the possibility of securing up to $10,000,000 in equity funding. The event will encourage entrepreneurial real estate ventures and will showcase student talent before a panel of world-renowned professionals.
This annual event will include keynote and panel presentations, networking opportunities, breakfast and lunch.
Representatives from startups of all stages will be available to talk with students looking for jobs and internships. Bring copies of your resume!
Kellogg is among 42 universities competing in this international, three-round competition sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina.
This panel, the final in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around infrastructure and security.
This panel, the third in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around productivity.
The eClub, one of the largest and most active clubs on campus, promotes entrepreneurship and innovation by inspiring, connecting and empowering the full-time Kellogg community. Enjoy food, drinks and networking at this year’s opening event, held at 1871, a downtown co-working space for digital startups.
This panel, the second in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around the smart home.
Learn about this unique, multifaceted entrepreneurial experience for a select number of MBA candidates who aspire to create new ventures with lasting value.
The Garage is hosting a series of panel discussions focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) this fall! This panel will explore trends in IoT around health care.
Students in the Part-Time MBA Program start the school year with a look at KIEI program highlights, special events, career management opportunities and important resources.
Start the school year with an overview of KIEI program highlights, special events, career management opportunities and important resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KIEI has a variety of summer funding opportunities and internships available. Come learn about these opportunities here.
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.
Please join Dean Sally Blount '92, Professor Ben Jones, Professor Mike Mazzeo and an alumni panel including Larry Gies '92 and Scott Dorsey '99, for a discussion about growth.
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.
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
"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.
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.