Leveraging Kellogg’s academics, alumni networks and more to launch a successful startup

When Steve Lane ’16 set out to choose a business school, he had one essential question in mind: Which school can get my startup off the ground? After carefully weighing his options, Steve decided that Kellogg was the best choice for developing his startup FlyHomes. “Kellogg’s resources are amazing for startups,” Steve says. “FlyHomes would… Continue reading

My path to winning the 2016 CommonBond Social Impact Award

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

Faculty podcast: Growing a company from startup to sale

In this month’s special three-part Insight In Person podcast series, Kellogg School professor Linda Darragh and lecturers Daniel Weinfurter and Joe Dwyer join Enjoy Life Foods founder and CEO Scott Mandell ’01 to look at how he founded a company that was instrumental in creating the allergen-free foods category, how he scaled the business and how Enjoy Life was financed from startup to sale.

Spending my summer starting a business

The best way for work to not feel like work is to own what you do. I think that’s why the best organizations and managers seek to instill a sense of ownership in their employees. The entrepreneurial endeavor takes ownership to the extreme by combining intense personal responsibility with complete impact. Everything that is accomplished depends, in large part, on you.

This summer, I led the launch of an edtech startup, The Graide Network, and discovered that deep sense of ownership for myself, along with many other lessons about business. And I got hooked.

Advice for joining a startup

Are you looking to join an up-and-coming startup? Considering building a startup of your own? Hearing advice, tips and lessons from startup founders and representatives can be an invaluable tool for you, no matter where you are in your thought process.

More than 50 startups were at Northwestern University yesterday for the 2015 Startup Career Fair. We turned to many of those companies to get their thoughts on things people should think about as they consider joining a startup, or potentially building one of their own.

5 tips for recruiting the best startup talent

More than 50 startups will be at Northwestern University on Wednesday, April 1 for the 2015 Startup Career Fair. As students from across the University prepare to meet with entrepreneurs and startup recruiters in hopes of landing a position, we turned to Linda Darragh, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, for tips for entrepreneurs looking to hire the best startup talent. Even if you are not attending the fair, the content can be applicable to all entrepreneurs looking to hire top talent.

6 things to think about before interviewing with a startup

More than 50 startups will be at Northwestern University on Wednesday, April 1 for the 2015 Startup Career Fair. As students from across the University prepare to meet with representatives in hopes of landing a position at one of these startups, we turned to Kellogg’s Career Management Center for tips and advice that students should keep in mind for the event. Even if you are not attending the fair, the content can be applicable to anyone pursuing a new job.