By Tiffany Smith OrangePrint is a social venture focused on matching returning citizens (formerly incarcerated men and women) with skilled labor and construction jobs via a web-based platform. The inspiration behind the company came from our work during the Social Venture Hub and Hult Prize pitch competitions that took place in Fall 2015.
I co-founded Kheyti in May 2015 with the vision of helping smallholder farmers overcome poverty using the right combination of technology products and services. We designed a “Greenhouse-in-a-box”: an affordable, modular greenhouse bundled with services that can help farmers earn a steady weekly income. By February 2016, the results of our fundraising efforts through competitions… Continue reading
To prepare for the Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition (KRECVC), our team, Envoy Physicians, knew that we needed to fully understand the challenges faced by our target tenants: primary care providers. Based on interviews with physicians, we learned that today’s primary care providers are under an extraordinary amount of pressure to squeeze more patients into… Continue reading
As we began our journey through the Executive Leadership Council Case Competition, our first step was to establish a strong, well-rounded team. The competition centered on devising a talent management strategy for a F100 company, and as we discovered in our research, diversity of thought and cultural background correlates positively with a number of desirable… Continue reading
By Emily Pallotta Imagine a Top 3 Global Food and Beverage company — Kraft Heinz — asking you about a 125-year-old, $1 billion-plus revenue coffee brand that you probably drank the last time you were in your grandmother’s kitchen. How would you position this brand to win with omnipresent ‘millennials’, the same demographic so many… Continue reading
By Ankita Baxi “It’s here!” Our team captain excitedly included that message while forwarding us the case for Kellogg’s Annual Healthcare and Biotech Case Competition. As we all read the topic, we started to share a flurry of ideas, opinions and observations over email. The topic of the case was whether direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing is… Continue reading
By Tim Calkins This weekend, eleven teams of students from nine different business schools will gather at Northwestern to participate in the annual Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition. Many of the teams will travel a great distance to attend: teams are flying in from cities ranging from San Francisco (from Haas-Berkeley) and Los Angeles (from Anderson-UCLA)… Continue reading
Cesare Mainardi ’86, CEO of Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) presented the keynote address at the Executive MBA Commencement on June 13, 2015. Read his full address below, learn more about his Kellogg journey in an exclusive interview. or relive the excitement in the EMBA Commencement Storify. Let me add my own congratulations to the… Continue reading
How did you get comfortable with the replacement value analysis? Why does this business have a more durable competitive advantage than its peers? Why is short interest so low?
These are some of the questions our Kellogg team of Alex Acosta, Anish Pasari and Will Manderscheid received after our final round presentation for Ivey Business School’s Ben Graham Centre International Stock Picking Competition. The competition features 25 teams of MBA students from top business schools around the world who vie for $17,500 in cash prizes.
This past fall I joined three of my MMM classmates in a case competition. Two quarters later, what started as a distraction from studying is blossoming into a real business. We secured more than $16,000 (and counting!) of initial funding, we have a great set of advisors and potential partners and we are planning to launch our first pilot this summer.
So how did we actually get here?
Winning the Wake Forest University Marketing Analytics Summit was an amazing experience. Looking back there are three things I believe my team did well that enabled us to succeed.
Do we build a strong case in our presentation for the short- and long-term social impact of this app?
Do we clearly state the incredible market opportunity?
These were some of the questions we were asking each other on the last night before the MIINT competition, where we would deliver our final pitch in front of an investment committee.
This impact investment journey started in September 2014, when our six-member team (female strong!) was selected to represent Kellogg in MIINT: Duda Cardoso ’16, Ashley Luse ’15, Jamie Lu ’16, Blair Pircon ’16, Rebecca Sholiton ’16 and Alexandra Korijn ’15. MIINT is a program hosted by Bridges Ventures and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative to educate the next generation of impact investors.