Kellogg on Entrepreneurship
Kellogg is committed to helping entrepreneurs achieve success through innovation and new business ventures.
Here, we present a collection of Kellogg faculty research and advice for those looking to make an impact by starting a new company, growing an existing business, or driving innovation at an established organization.
5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors
“Make your first 30 seconds count,” and other advice from a seasoned venture capitalist.
January 6, 2020
How to Talk About Selling Your Startup without Causing Everyone to Panic
An excerpt from the new book Exit Right explains why you should have the “exit talk” early and often.
Mark Achler and Mert Iseri
February 3, 2022
Private-Equity Firms Are Back at the Deal Table. Here’s What to Expect.
Funds are flush with cash and ready to buy. But they’ll have competition.
July 1, 2021
Podcast: How Can We Ramp Up Innovation?
On this episode of The Insightful Leader: what the data say about successful entrepreneurs and the types of policies that best support them.
Benjamin F. Jones
March 3, 2021
Entrepreneurs, Don’t Let Branding Become an Afterthought
Start defining your brand strategy on day one. Your future self will thank you.
Neal J. Roese
November 4, 2019
Uber and Airbnb Outpaced Regulators by Becoming Indispensable. Parking App Haystack Met a Very Different Fate.
The startup had a popular business model and positive press. Its founder explains why it still failed.
Nicola Persico and Eric Meyer
June 3, 2019
Sure, Industry Outsiders Can Bring Fresh Ideas. But Are They Better Entrepreneurs?
New insights from a definitive study on what successful startup founders have in common.
Benjamin F. Jones
December 6, 2018
4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur
A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.
December 3, 2018
Podcast: Why It’s Crucial for Startups to Define Their Identity Early
Plus, dispelling a pervasive myth about successful entrepreneurs.
Benjamin F. Jones and Rick Desai
November 8, 2018
How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?
A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda
May 15, 2018
Three Questions All Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves
Running your own business isn’t for everyone. Here is how to tell if it is right for you.
Justin B. Craig and Leon Schjoedt
July 5, 2018
Take 5: Make Your Big Idea a Success
Kellogg faculty share what it takes to find, foster, and sell innovation.
Benjamin F. Jones, Mark McCareins, Pete Slawniak, Brian Eng, Jeffrey Cohen, Bryony Reich and Loran Nordgren
January 4, 2018
Finding the Right Partner Can Make or Break Your Startup
A Q&A on why you should “date before you marry” with an entrepreneur who took the plunge.
Benjamin F. Jones and Nicole Staple
February 3, 2017
Waiting to Protect Intellectual Property Could Doom Your Startup
Patent attorneys offer four tips for entrepreneurs on safeguarding ideas from the get-go.
Mark McCareins and Pete Slawniak
August 3, 2017
Four Ways Innovators Can Use Time to Their Advantage
For creative success, here’s when to hustle and when to reflect.
January 4, 2017