The Levy Institute and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative provide students interested in entrepreneurship and social impact a variety of opportunities to engage with Kellogg faculty, alumni, and business professionals.

From networking events and conferences to internships, scholars programs and startup funding, Kellogg students are granted access to a network of individuals and organizations in private equity, venture capital, social impact, the startup community and more.

Featured Events

Featured Speaker | Bob Moesta, President, ReWired Group
“The Jobs To Be Done Method of Product Development”
January 21, 2016 | Kellogg School of Management

Bob Moesta, Bob Moesta is the President of The ReWired Group and serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. Along with HBS Professor and Christensen Institute co-founder Clayton Christensen, Moesta was among the principal architects in the mid-1990s of the Jobs to Be Done theory, one of the basic and vital building blocks for helping to make innovation more predictable and successful. Since then, Moesta has taken those insights and continued to develop them in his career as an entrepreneur and innovator in roles as the managing partner at Woodward Equity Partners, vice president of sales and marketing at Lombardo Homes, and, most recently, vice president and general manager at Edutronix, LLC. In recent years, Moesta has turned his Jobs to be Done and demand-side innovation research increasingly toward understanding the world of education with the goal of transforming the public education system into a more student-centric one. He serves as an ongoing thought partner for Innosight Institute in its research and promotion work. An engineer by training, Moesta holds degrees from Michigan State University, Boston University’s School of Management, and the Harvard Business School.

Featured Speaker | Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer, IDEO
“Love, Beauty, Religion, Death & Space: Design’s Next Frontiers”
January 27, 2015 | Kellogg School of Management

Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of IDEO, works with clients, partners and colleagues to bring to market human-centric, commercially successful and socially significant new businesses, products, services and experiences. He is responsible for content excellence across IDEO and is active in developing and publishing new thinking in the field of human-centered and design-led innovation. A bonafide rockstar in the innovation and design world, Paul spoke to students from across Northwestern on the future of design. Topics included how IDEO has harnessed design to foster innovation in health care, education, and communities by focusing on love, beauty, religion, death and space. Learn more by watching the event video below.

The schedule below features a preliminary overview of 2015-2016 activities for students’ exploration and planning. Some opportunities already have confirmed dates, while others will be finalized as the year progresses. The chart includes the probable date ranges of competitions, most of which take place over a period of months, from the initial date that an application is first due, to a final event. Beneath the schedule, additional links offer more information.

If you have questions about these opportunities, please contact kiei@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Kick-Offs Competitions Speaker Series and Events
KIEI Kick-Off Kellogg Education Technology Incubator Kellogg on Growth
Zell Fellows Kick-Off Venture Capital Investment Competition Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference
KIEI Summer Opportunities Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge Kellogg eChats
Pritzker Group Venture Fellows U.S. Cellular Innovation Challenge Entrepreneur in Residence
  Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge KIN Global
  Kellogg Real Estate Conference & Venture Competition Startup Career Fair
  Northwestern University Venture Competition