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

Sam Hocking '04

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / AltX

Rebecca Sholiton '16

Co-founder / Wise Apple / Zell Fellow / Techstars Fellow

Nate Cooper '17

Co-founder / Wise Apple / Zell Fellow

Naren Patil '10

Co-founder / StartupWind

Tope Folayan '01

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / Mall For Africa

Stephen Lane '16

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / FlyHomes / Zell Fellow / Pritzker Group Venture Fellow

David Hegarty '07

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer / Fixed, Inc.

Jen Helms '12

Co-founder / Playmation Studios

Adam Louras '11

Founder / Olakalino Technologies, LLC

Scott Mandell '01

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / Enjoy Life Foods

Divya Narendra '12

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / SumZero

Rishi Prabhu '11 and Steven Szaronos '11

Co-founders / Bespoke Post

Andrea Malik Roe '07

Co-founder & Chief Financial Officer / CRH Healthcare

Pat Ryan, Jr. '97

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / INCISENT Labs Group

Mike Sands '96

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer / Signal

Badal Shah '12

Founder & Chief Executive Officer / TurboAppeal / Founder, Dream India Academy

Peter Simmie '78

Founder / Bristol Gate Partners, Inc.

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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