David Costello (2Y 2019) shares why his education from Kellogg was essential in helping build his plant-based shoe company, Kengos.
In the second post of this series, hear from Tyler Wanke ’15 (Co-Founder & founding CEO of Innoblative Designs, Inc.) and Lorena Arathoon ’15 (Co-Founder & CEO of Snackerie) on their ventures and paths in entrepreneurship.
In this series, we’ll be checking in with some of our amazing alumni entrepreneurs to see how they and their ventures have developed over the years. Today, we’re featuring Benjamin Hernandez ’13 (Founder & CEO of NuMat Technologies) and Saumya ’17 (Zell Fellow Alumna, Co-Founder of Kheyti).
Marcus Schneider (2Y 2020, Zell Fellow) shares the story of his partnership with Professor Paul Earle to launch again&again, a circular fashion brand “on a mission to provide more comfortable jeans designed to never be thrown out, but instead, upcycled into a new jean and worn again and again (and again and again).”
Michelle Zighelboim’s (2Y 2020, Zell Fellow) ready-to-wear fashion brand, Zéta, enables women “to build a versatile wardrobe that can be easily mixed and matched to create multiple, strong looks.” But with the disruption of COVID-19, Michelle realized her fashion brand was uniquely equipped to manufacture PPE to support the surrounding community and frontline healthcare workers. Here is her story.
Realizing the urgent testing needs presented by COVID-19, Adam Cohen (1Y 2020, Zell Fellow) and his startup, Stemloop, made the extraordinary pivot to apply their sensor technology to create an onsite testing option for COVID-19. Here is the story of that pivot.
In her quest to identify how to be more successful in her fundraising, Brunna Beccaro Seabra (2Y 2020), a Zell Fellow and entrepreneur, learns that making an intentional effort to cultivate relationships and invest in her communities powers a successful business.
Will Zheng’s (E&W 2020, Zell Fellow 2019) startup, Serionix, originally designed air-filtering technology for astronauts’ spacesuits and is now used in smart HVAC air filters. But in response to COVID-19, Serionix made the extraordinary pivot to use its technology to help supply PPE to frontline healthcare workers.
“This is the kind of big problem that Kellogg and its community encourage you to tackle,” say Don Meier and Kristen Johnson (both 2Y 2019) in describing the impetus behind LineShift. Their social-impact business helps manufacturers protect jobs and communities while they innovate.
Alex Eng and Jack Bugas (both MMM 2019) and their team at Slate began their successful startup with one question: Why is there so little information available online for customers who want to get a tattoo?
Wendy Kadon (2Y 2020) shares the story of her colleague’s quest to found a sustainable footwear company, Scoots.