Resources at Your Fingertips

Take your idea beyond the classroom.

Our network of resources will provide the support you need to realize your business vision, whether you’re launching a startup, growing and scaling an existing enterprise, or leading an innovation team within an established corporation. If you’re looking for mentorship, funding, networking, real-world experience or ways to deepen your knowledge, explore all that Kellogg has to offer.

Fellowships & Funding

At Kellogg, you’ll have access to a wide range of opportunities to gain real-world experience while completing your MBA. Our fellowships, funding and networking opportunities cover interests in entrepreneurship, growth and scaling, and corporate innovation.

Internships

Kellogg students have the opportunity to learn while doing. We offer internships in entrepreneurship, growth and scaling, corporate innovation, venture capital, private equity, real estate, family enterprise and more.

Competitions

Competitions give you practical, real-world experience pitching a business concept while you’re still at Kellogg. They also allow you to present your ideas before industry experts and venture capitalists while potentially earning funding for your new venture.

A Campus Startup Ecosystem

KIEI works in close collaboration with schools, centers and programs across the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Learn more about curricular and programming offerings from our university partners, including The Garage, Northwestern University’s startup hub on the Evanston campus.

Kellogg Connections

Galvin Family Design Wing
The Galvin Family Design Wing is on the first floor of Kellogg’s new flagship building, the Global Hub. This prominent, cutting-edge space will help catalyze idea generation, providing a space for entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate and create.

Larry Levy Entrepreneurship Studio
At the end of the Galvin Family Design Wing, the Larry Levy Entrepreneurship Studio is the entrepreneurship information hub at Kellogg.

Phil Kotler Innovation Lab
Housed within the Global Hub, the Innovation Lab invites students to collaborate in a space dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. Students can develop, build and launch their startups among other entrepreneurs and innovators.

Kellogg Education Technology Incubator (KETI)
Founded by a group of entrepreneurial students, KETI has evolved into a fully funded incubator that provides support for students to change Kellogg with big ideas. Access to the incubator is determined by a pitch competition that begins in October and ends in November. Unlike most pitch competitions, KETI winners receive the backing of the Dean’s Office along with funding. Winners also get to pilot their idea during the winter and spring quarters.

Northwestern University Resources

The Garage at Northwestern
The Garage is the place on campus for Northwestern students to experiment, collaborate, innovate and build new ideas. Students are supported by a diverse community of Northwestern faculty, staff and alumni who share a passion for entrepreneurship. The 11,000-square-foot space located in the university’s North Campus Parking Garage is currently home to over 60 student-founded startups. Twice a year, The Garage runs a pre-accelerator program, Wildfire, designed to prepare student teams for the next stage of their startups, be it an accelerator program, raising capital or bootstrapping their way to success. Over 1,000 students, faculty and staff visit The Garage each month for classes, office hours, events and workshops on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Innovation & New Ventures Office (INVO)
INVO catalyzes the translation of Northwestern innovations to benefit the public and promote economic growth. INVO offers resources for new ventures including fellowships, mentorship, workshops, pitch preparation and more.

Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI)
FCEI supports the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations. It brings together faculty from an array of disciplines to develop a unique curriculum in which students experience the entire innovation/business lifecycle, from ideation to prototyping to business plan development.

Segal Design Institute
The McCormick School of Engineering’s Segal Design Institute focuses on educating the next generation of design innovation leaders. They offer courses and programming for designers, engineers, scientists, writers, doctors, performers, artists, managers and more.

Entrepreneurs, Pioneers, Innovators & Creators (EPIC)
EPIC is a student-led organization on Northwestern University’s campus. It partners with schools and centers across the university to provide events and programming for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center (Chicago Campus)
This nonprofit, student-based clinic provides assistance to entrepreneurs who are making critical legal decisions. The Entrepreneurship Law Center is one of the first U.S.-based programs to provide intensive, hands-on training for students who want to be transactional lawyers or founders of startup companies.

Chicago’s Startup Community

Kellogg is closely tied to a number of top incubators, accelerators and online communities based in Evanston, Chicago and beyond.

1871 Chicago
Northwestern students can apply to gain access to work within 1871, Chicago’s largest startup incubator that’s located in the Merchandise Mart. Engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs building Chicago’s next tech ventures work within the large space, and students can attend programming and events sponsored by 1871 as well.

MATTER
Co-founded by three Kellogg entrepreneurial alumni, MATTER is a startup incubator for medical innovation companies. MATTER offers office hours, mentorship, programming, events and networking opportunities for medical innovators and is located down the hall from 1871 in the Merchandise Mart.

Impact Engine
Impact Engine is a startup accelerator and investment fund for social enterprises, located within 1871 in Chicago. Impact Engine was co-founded by two Kellogg professors, and Kellogg lecturers and alumni serve on the accelerator’s board and staff.

Online Tools

Kellogg Students and Kellogg Alumni are encouraged to reference the following online tools when navigating their entrepreneurial, scaling and innovation careers.

Kellogg Career Management Center (CMC)
The Career Management Center has a wealth of entrepreneurship resources available to members of the Kellogg community. Log in to the CMC website to search its Research Guides or contact a librarian or staff member.

Kellogg Research Support Databases
Primary data sources are available to Kellogg students on the Kellogg Research Support website. Select “Kellogg,” “Northwestern,” and “Public” under access. Specific access restrictions are then detailed on each page. The Northwestern Library manages most of the university subscriptions.

Northwestern University Research Guides
Arranged by subject, these research guides are available to members of the university community.

Publications & Faculty Blogs

Publications

Kellogg publishes Kellogg magazine, the school’s alumni publication, Kellogg Insight, the faculty thought-leadership publication, business cases and more.

Faculty Blogs

Kellogg faculty members regularly share insights on their personal blogs.

The Best Next Thing Professors Carter Cast and David Schonthal talk entrepreneurship.

Mohan Sawhney Professor Sawhney discusses marketing, storytelling, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

Strong Brands Professor Tim Calkins covers topics related to the launching, management and evolution of brands.

Cheap Talk Professors Sandeep Baliga and Jeffrey Ely discuss economics, politics and more.

Everything Finance Kellogg professors from the Finance Department discuss all things finance.

The Operations Room Professors Marty Lariviere and Jan Van Mieghem discuss operations.

More blogs by Kellogg faculty

Faculty Books

Kellogg faculty members publish books on topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, management, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, family enterprises and more.
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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.