Co-Presidents of Kellogg’s Data and Analytics Club, Michael Ng and Patrick Donovan (both 2Y 2021), speak to the value of leveraging data, analytics and AI.
“Sneakers are icons of signaling. They are a cultural starting point for sharing our identity. From the brand to the style to how they are worn, every detail of a sneaker tells a story about us.” Ariel Bacal (EMBA 2020) and Alfredo Cottin (EMBA 2016) share the co-founding of Blanx.
As the business world ponders what will remain virtual following COVID-19, Connor Pera (2Y 2020) takes a moment to reminisce about the value of an in-person meeting.
“We didn’t create a machine learning powered virtual agent solution. We created a mechanism of hope.” Dave Chookaszian (2Y 2013) and Raj Karan Singh (E&W 2019) share the extraordinary pivots they’re making at Quantiphi during COVID-19.
Early in NuMat Technologies’ founding, Benjamin Hernandez (JD-MBA 2013) and his co-founders entered a business plan competition in Chicago. “We ended up winning the competition, at which point we decided to enter every other business plan competition in the U.S. where prizes exceeded $100,000. We won every single one.”
In the early stages of his startup, Varun Goyal (E&W 2011) and his co-founder were conducting a review of “what’s out there around statistics of adverse events and medication problems…truly thinking about what a patient needed to feel confident and empowered in taking their medication.” And that’s how Illuminate Health was born.
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.
Juan Rocha (EMBA 1995) and John Rocha (EMBA 2020) share how they built their family enterprise, DynaTrap, by leveraging the skills they both gained from Kellogg.
Nathan Evans (EMBA 2011 and co-founder of fulfin) shares his experience leading his fintech startup during the COVID-19 crisis, and the three pillars he relies on to be an effective leader.
Veronica Reaves (1Y 2020) found the disparity of women and people of color in VC to be staggering. But rather than give up, she leveraged the Venture Capital Lab and Kellogg’s San Francisco Immersion Quarter to effect change. In this post, she shares her drive for creating a more equitable entrepreneurship ecosystem in the near future.