Evan Norton is Divisional Vice President and leads Abbott Ventures (AVI) based in Abbott Park, Illinois. He joined AVI in 2010. Previously, he was a Principal with ONSET Ventures focused on medical technology investing. He has a diverse background of operating experience in medical technology including the endoscopy, diabetes and ear, nose and throat markets having worked for Stryker Endoscopy, J&J LifeScan and Acclarent.
In addition to his medical device experience, Evan worked for Compaq Computer Corporation's Strategic Investments group, the Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co and in the consulting practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Evan holds an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University. He currently serves on the Innovation and New Ventures Advisory Board at Northwestern.
The Healthcare Entrepreneurship Lab offers a unique opportunity for students to be part of a local early-stage healthcare company. Students apply the foundational learnings from Kellogg's strategic training to address real and complex entrepreneurial challenges in healthcare. Students are guided by the Kellogg instructors and the company's executive. Instructors bring extensive experience as investors and entrepreneurs in the medical device, health IT, and pharma/biotech areas.
Students work with a startup (medical devices, digital health, biotech/pharma, services) on a mutually agreed project and work plan. The project will be strategically important to the company and will benefit from the students' knowledge and broad perspective gained from their studies at Kellogg.
All projects are selected and uniquely designed to expose students to the challenges of an early-stage health care company and at the same time provide a unique learning experience not fully available in other courses at Kellogg. It is geared towards students with a serious interest in entering the world of early-stage health care companies either as an entrepreneur or early-stage investor and who are seeking real life experiences and industry contacts.
Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter.
Students interested in the Healthcare Entrepreneurship Lab with Profs. Alicia Loffler, Pete McNerney, and Evan Norton should apply to HCAK-498-0 (11) for Spring 2024.
Field Studies include those opportunities outside of the regular curriculum in which a student is working with an outside company or non-profit organization to address a real-world business challenge for course credit under the oversight of a faculty member. This course is for 1 credit unit.