Funding and Networking Opportunities - Post Graduation
FOUNDER.org 8D Program
Do you have an idea for building a high impact venture? Benefits of participation in the FOUNDER.org 8D Program include: funding ($10k - $100k in grant money), eligibility to apply for additional investment opportunities ($250k - $3M), weekly office hours, virtual mentors, one on one coaching and support by industry innovators and social entrepreneurs, and quarterly forums.
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.
NewDay Social Entrepreneurship 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 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.
Pritzer Group Venture Capital's LaunchU
Do you have an idea for a new business startup? Applications will be taken in the spring for Prizker Group Venture Capital'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.
Youn Impact Scholars
This elite group of Kellogg students are positively changing our world through the application of business practices. They are highly regarded in all sectors for their intellect, passion, and drive but most importantly for their willingness to help and support others. They are launching new enterprises, influencing policy decisions and leveraging the private sector for positive social change. They embody the Kellogg spirit and Think Bravely about how to address the world’s toughest challenges. Each year, graduating Kellogg students will be eligible to apply to be named a Youn Impact Scholar. Only a handful of recipients will be named Youn Impact Scholars, an elite title entrusted to only the most innovative and creative Kellogg students passionate about social impact.