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NORTHWESTERN RESOURCES


The Heizer Center
The Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is the new home for private equity and venture capital at the Kellogg School of Management.
Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) was endowed in 2008 to help evolve engineering beyond the application of the sciences to the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations. The gift was made by the James N. and Nancy J. Farley Foundation on behalf of McCormick almunus James Farley (EE 1950) and his wife Nancy. The center serves as a resource for students, faculty and alumni from across the university.
Levy Entrepreneurial Institute
Established in 2003 through an endowment by Larry and Carol Levy, the institute is responsible for shaping and managing the entrepreneurship curriculum at the Kellogg School as it relates to applied teaching, conferences, case studies, a speaker series and internship programs.
The Center for Family Enterprises
The Kellogg School's Center for Family Enterprises is co-directed by professors Lloyd Shefsky and John Ward. Established in 1999, the Center's focus is on teaching, research and case writing about family business strategy, family business governance, family business succession, entrepreneurship in the family business, family foundations, family offices and family business culture. We welcome inquiries from all who are interested in enterprising families and are especially eager for Kellogg School alumni to contact us.
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation
The Center for Research in Technology & Innovation (CRTI) serves as a global hub of innovation, connecting and collaborating worldwide with leaders and researchers from corporations, government, nonprofit organizations and academia to advance and share information and to transform it into practical value.
Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK)
The Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) program reflects the converging challenges that managers face today as they strive to be socially responsible global leaders in their chosen fields. Kellogg created the SEEK program in 2005 to provide a rigorous, relevant experience for students interested in the intersection between management and society across all organizations and industries. SEEK is focused on building leadership skills and awareness to help Kellogg graduates be socially responsible global leaders.
entrepreneur@nu
McCormick Entrepreneurship Perspective: Our primary mission is education and research. We want to produce people who will function and thrive in this world now and in the future; we want to produce results with impact, expanding the boundaries of knowledge and addressing the important problems of our world. In this time of rapid change we are interested in enduring concepts and values, in nurturing a system where new ideas are valued, in constant progress, and in innovation at all levels. We see ourselves as the founder and driver for the coordination of educational efforts, such as the NUvention courses. The creation of companies is a byproduct of what we do, not the central objective. However, where there is a desire to start a company that allows our innovators to move their own ideas into practice, we encourage it. With proper oversight, technology-based entrepreneurial activity can help us achieve our primary goals, and a lack of it may bring stagnation. Impact is more important than numbers. Therefore, we encourage best practices that lead to more successful startup companies, companies founded by inventors and skilled lab members instead of non-inventors who seek to commercialize the technology of others solely for financial gain.
Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference
One of the highlights of the PEVC year at Kellogg is the Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference. The conference is organized and run by the students with support from the Kellogg administration, faculty, and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital. It has continued to grow in size and visibility.
Kellogg Alumni in Private Equity
KAPE is a global network of Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University alumni active in the private equity and venture capital industries. KAPE provides a forum for idea generation and the promotion of stronger ties between our alumni, Kellogg, and Northwestern. dd>
Kellogg Venture Community
The Kellogg Venture Community (KVC) was started by Kellogg Executive MBA students interested in launching successful business ventures by fostering mutually beneficial relationships between community members. The community is an opportunity for members with a business idea, whether it is in its infancy or fully developed, who are interested in connecting with community members that have the expertise needed to move the idea forward to a successful launch. Details on becoming a member, submitting ideas, or becoming involved in organizing the community can be found on their web site.
Kellogg Innovation Network
The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders, nonprofits and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value.


CHICAGO RESOURCES

1871
1871 is a co-working center for digital startups. Located in the famed Merchandise Mart, the 50,000-square-foot facility provides Chicago startups with affordable workspace and access to mentors, programming, educational resources, potential investors and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Built In Chicago
Built In Chicago is an awesome community of entrepreneurs and digital innovators working hard to create the next big web or mobile business.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Entrepreneurs: Stop Innovating, Start Minnovating
An interesting perspective on how much of an innovator do you really need to be to become a successful entrepreneur.
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!
VC Confidential
Blog maintained by Matt McCall, co-founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners and Kellogg alumni.
Venture Beat
Blog mostly about tech investments and products
A VC
Blog written by Union Square Ventures principle Fred Wilson
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!


Venture Capital Resources

Entrepreneurs: Stop Innovating, Start Minnovating
An interesting perspective on how much of an innovator do you really need to be to become a successful entrepreneur.
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!
VC Confidential
Blog maintained by Matt McCall, co-founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners and Kellogg alumni.
Venture Beat
Blog mostly about tech investments and products
A VC
Blog written by Union Square Ventures principle Fred Wilson
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!


Private Equity Resources

Entrepreneurs: Stop Innovating, Start Minnovating
An interesting perspective on how much of an innovator do you really need to be to become a successful entrepreneur.
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!
VC Confidential
Blog maintained by Matt McCall, co-founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners and Kellogg alumni.
Venture Beat
Blog mostly about tech investments and products
A VC
Blog written by Union Square Ventures principle Fred Wilson
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!


Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Corner
VentureBeat's entrepreneurs resource
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!
VC Confidential
Blog maintained by Matt McCall, co-founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners and Kellogg alumni.
Venture Beat
Blog mostly about tech investments and products
A VC
Blog written by Union Square Ventures principle Fred Wilson
Good Questions
A list of questions received by the founders of Redfin.com while raising VC capital. Good questions to ask regardless!


Career Resources

Private Equity/Venture Capital Career Resources
Resources from the Part Time Career Mangement Center
Private Equity/Venture Capital Career Resources - jobs
Job Resources from the Career Mangement Center
Recommended Books
Private Equity/Venture Capital Resources - Recommended Books from the Career Mangement Center
Company/Industry Research
Company/Industry Research from the Career Management Center