Events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition

    Apr 27, 2016

    Venue SIX10, Chicago

    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.

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference

    Apr 13, 2016

    University Club of Chicago

    This annual event will include keynote and panel presentations, networking opportunities, breakfast and lunch.

  • Startup Career Fair 2016

    Mar 30, 2016

    Norris Center, Northwestern University

    Representatives from startups of all stages will be available to talk with students looking for jobs and internships. Bring copies of your resume!

  • Venture Capital Investment Challenge (VCIC) Regional Competition

    Feb 19, 2016

    Austin, Texas

    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.

  • IoT Panel Discussion (Part Four of Four): Infrastructure and Security

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Garage – Room TBD

    This panel, the final in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around infrastructure and security.

  • IoT Panel Discussion (Part Three of Four): Productivity

    Nov 05, 2015

    The Garage – Room TBD

    This panel, the third in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around productivity.

  • Kellogg Entrepreneurship Club Event: 1871 Kickoff

    Oct 23, 2015

    1871 Auditorium, Chicago

    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.

  • IoT Panel Discussion (Part Two of Four): Smart Home

    Oct 22, 2015

    The Garage – Room TBD

    This panel, the second in a four-part series, will explore trends in IoT around the smart home.

  • Zell Fellows Program Kickoff Event

    Oct 08, 2015

    Donald P. Jacobs Center

    Learn about this unique, multifaceted entrepreneurial experience for a select number of MBA candidates who aspire to create new ventures with lasting value.

  • IoT (Internet of Things) Panel Discussion (Part One of Four): Health Care

    Oct 08, 2015

    The Garage – Room TBD

    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.

  • KIEI Kickoff Event for PTMBAs

    Oct 05, 2015

    Wieboldt Hall, Chicago Campus

    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.

  • KIEI Kickoff and Reception

    Sep 28, 2015

    Atrium

    Start the school year with an overview of KIEI program highlights, special events, career management opportunities and important resources.

  • NU Venture Challenge

    Jun 04, 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • StartupNU and Career Fair

    Apr 01, 2015

    Norris University Center

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.