Resources to venture further

To complement a cutting-edge curriculum and our innovation-driven faculty, Kellogg offers a breadth of opportunities to meet the needs of launchers, builders, scalers and innovators for a customizable experience to tackle and solve problems in an increasingly complex business world.

With extensive opportunities in internships, fellowships and funding; a strong community with the foundation student clubs and organizations; and opportunities to hone your pitch and receive guidance in rigorous and highly valuable business competitions: Kellogg offers the knowledge, network and resources needed to propel you and your venture forward.

Kellogg students and, in some cases, alumni are eligible to participate in the following opportunities.

The Garage

The Garage at Northwestern University hosts challenges and competitions throughout the year, including Wildfire, a startup accelerator program.

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Entrepreneurship Funding

Student Engagement

Startup Legacy

Zell Fellows

Introduced during the 2013-14 academic year and funded by Sam Zell, the Zell Fellows Program combines resources, mentoring, experiences and community to provide an MBA candidate with the tools and resources needed to grow a successful venture upon graduation from Kellogg.

Pritzker Group Venture Fellows

The Pritzker Group Venture Fellows Program was established by the Pritzker Group Venture Capital in the spring of 2013 with a vision to accelerate Chicago’s next successful startups and receive investment, working space and access to PGVC’s network of entrepreneurial and corporate relationships.


At Kellogg, we recognize that business competitions provide a highly valuable and rigorous learning experience, regardless of whether your career goals include launching a business, growing an enterprise or designing a corporate innovation initiative.

Student Clubs

With 29 clubs and organizations supporting entrepreneurship, Kellogg entrepreneurs, innovators and scalers make the most of every opportunity. Kellogg offers experiential opportunities to maximize your time and build your network.

Internships and Fellowships

Whether you’re looking for financial support, mentorship, networking or opportunities to gain more real-world experience, you’ll find it here. Kellogg maintains a rich portfolio of internships, fellowships and awards to propel you and your venture forward.

KIN Global

The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for ongoing collaboration between the Kellogg School faculty and corporate innovation leaders, nonprofits and the government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation-led growth and build long-term value.

Technical Literacy Workshop Series

This year, KIEI present a workshop series focused on technical literacy in areas of disruption. Experts in fintech, mobile, machine learning, cloud, etc. shared insights on industry trends and future opportunities. Below are a few examples of insights students gained.

Varun Jain '14
Qualcomm Ventures Breaking into Venture Capital

Troy Henikoff
MATH Venture Partners Is Entrepreneurship Really For You?

Jack Philbin '07
Co-Founder and CEO, Vibes

Alan Warms '92
President, Participate Capital

Michael Moliterno
Deta Scientist and Design Lead, IDEO

Brian Mehta '99
CMO, Trading Technologies


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.