Our Innovation Partners

The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative comprises faculty and staff bridging entrepreneurship, growth and scaling, corporate innovation, family enterprise, private equity, venture capital, real estate and technology innovation. Learn more about our affiliate centers within the Kellogg School of Management.


Kellogg School Affiliate Centers

KIEI encompasses three elements: entrepreneurship, growth and scaling and corporate innovation. The institute and centers that comprise KIEI fall under each of these focus areas in the following manner:

Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship affiliate center ecosystem

Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice

The Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice was established in 2003 through an endowment by Larry and Carol Levy. The Levy Institute provides the foundation for entrepreneurship curriculum and engagement activities for Kellogg students. As part of the greater Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Levy Institute works in tandem with like-minded centers, alumni networks and organizations across Kellogg’s network to foster entrepreneurial successes for Kellogg students and alumni.

Heizer Center for Private Equity & Venture Capital

The Heizer Center for Private Equity & Venture Capital focuses on research, education and alumni outreach. The center serves as the home of Kellogg’s educational efforts on private equity and venture capital and works closely with Kellogg’s Finance Department and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Additionally, the Heizer Center conducts alumni outreach to continue to disseminate research and knowledge.

Center for Research in Technology and Innovation

The Center for Research in Technology and Innovation plays a pivotal role in understanding, solving and forecasting the most pressing issues innovators in business world face today, and in the future.

Guthrie Center for Real Estate

The Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research at the Kellogg School of Management has its own advisory committee of prominent individuals in the field. It engages Kellogg faculty and students in research projects that involve real estate markets, public and private finance, project management and development processes. The Guthrie Center assists students in finding summer and full-time employment and sponsors the Kellogg Real Estate Conference and the Kellogg Real Estate Venture Challenge, an international competition for business-school students.

Kellogg Center for Family Enterprise

Established in 1999, the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprise focuses on teaching, research, and case writing on the following topics for family businesses: strategy, governance, succession and entrepreneurship, offices, culture and foundations. The Center’s mission is to build a family-business community among Kellogg students, faculty and alumni.

Events

The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative hosts events year-round for students, alumni, faculty and a strong entrepreneurial network.

News

Our faculty and programming provide real-world insights and solutions to the broader business community.

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