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

Transforming buildings of the future

By Rose Jordan Meeting with newly admitted students to help decide if a Kellogg MBA is right for them is one of my all-time favorite extracurricular activities. Those conversations reveal so much about incoming classes, and a common theme has emerged: a lot of prospective students are interested in startups. Am I surprised? No! After… Continue reading

Healthcare in a startup mindset

By Rob Nagel The Kellogg School of Management is known for a number of things, including its team-based approach and growth-focused curriculum. From a 10,000-foot view, at its core, Kellogg has always been known as the marketing school, although more recently it has the distinction as the consulting school. What is less broadly assumed, but… Continue reading

Building bridges between global investors and Israeli startups

Israel has more startups per capita than any other country, yet the thriving startup scene, sometimes referred to as Silicone Wadi, has less venture capitalists and angel investors than its American, European and Asian counterparts. Shelly Hod Moyal ’13 (Kellogg-Recanati), co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform (next generation VC) iAngels, is on a mission to change… Continue reading

What Corporations Can Learn From Startups

By Carter Cast and David Schonthal Organic growth has softened. Purchase frequency has slowed. What to do? When pressed to innovate, many corporations have the same knee-jerk reaction: to hire people and spend money. They create cross-functional task-force teams and launch expensive, time-consuming market research studies, generating mounds of data, but to little effect. Instead… Continue reading