Kellogg Alumni Innovators

Learn more about Kellogg alumni entrepreneurs, growth and scaling leaders and corporate innovators.

The Business of Growth

What does it take to grow and scale a company? Learn more from Kellogg School faculty and alumni.


Saumya ‘17

Co-founder / Kheyti / Zell Fellow

Saq Nadeem ‘05

Founder & CEO / Paws 4 Paradise

Samir Mayekar '13

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer / NanoGraf Technologies

Blair Pircon '16

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer / The Graide Network / Zell Fellow

Stephen Lane '16 and Tushar Garg ’16

Co-Founders / FlyHomes / Zell Fellow / Pritzker Group Venture Fellow

Growth & Scaling Leaders

Steve Greenspon ‘09

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / Honey-Can-Do International

Lisa Earnhardt '96

President & Chief Executive Officer / Intersect ENT

Jai Shekhawat '96

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer / Fieldglass

Jocelyn Cortez Young '07

Founder & Managing Partner / Minerva Capital Group

Larry Gies '92

President & Chief Executive Officer / Madison Industries

Sonita Lontoh '06

Vice President of Marketing, Digital Grid / Siemens

Corporate Innovators

Ben Artis '14

Senior Manager, Corporate Alliances / The Walt Disney Company

Paul Earle '99

Co-founder & Executive Director, Farmhouse / Adjunct Professor of Corporate Innovation, Kellogg School of Management

Zell Fellow Alumni

Kellogg Zell Fellows complete a rigorous program to ready their startup for launch by graduation or prepare to acquire a venture post-graduation.


The startups built and scaled by Kellogg students and alumni cover a broad range of industries and tackle real-world problems with scalable solutions.


Are you a Kellogg alum interested in learning more about the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative?


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


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

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