Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Game Changing. World Changing.

The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI) equips leaders to drive the kind of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth that matters in today’s world.

Our Entrepreneurship, Growth & Scaling and Corporate Innovation programs deliver the requisite skills, support and resources you need to achieve your ambitions — whether that means launching a startup, joining a scaling venture, driving corporate innovation or reigniting growth within a company. Kellogg can help you bring your innovative ideas to life and successfully scale your business.

Like any successful startup, Kellogg programming has the agility to evolve with the business landscape and the flexibility to meet your specific needs.

Designed to support entrepreneurs, innovators and growth leaders as they face challenges at every stage of the business life cycle, our programming is tactical and practical, yet steeped in a culture of collaboration. Students are equipped with the training and tools to become the next great disruptor.

Discover. Test. Launch.

How we teach students to build viable businesses

The Kellogg Difference

Get an education customized for innovators and growth leaders.

If you’ve got a bold vision, Kellogg can help you bring it to life. Customize your experience by choosing from more than 50 courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth and scaling, which all evolve to accommodate the changing needs of students and the marketplace.

Kellogg offers distinct pathways designed to give you an in-depth, cross-functional study of the following areas of business:

Learn more about the Kellogg pathways
Entrepreneurship initiatives at the Kellogg School of Management


Our Entrepreneurship Pathway leads students through discovery, testing and launch phases of business, providing support at every stage of the innovation life cycle.
Corporate innovation at Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Corporate Innovation

Our Corporate Innovation classes provide students with the opportunity to develop innovation strategies directly with companies to develop innovation strategies.
 Growth and scaling at Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Growth & Scaling

Our Growth & Scaling Pathway equips students with the skill set to successfully scale or reignite growth in any startups, growing companies or corporate divisions.
Venture Capital & Private Equity pathway

Venture Capital & Private Equity

This pathway equips students with the ability to identify sources of value within private, public and closely-held firms.
Family Enterprises at Kellogg

Family Enterprises

Kellogg offers curriculum and programming designed to support leaders of family businesses.
Real Estate Management at Kellogg

Center for Science of Science & Innovation

CSSI uses big data and AI to unearth how ventures, individuals and teams innovate. The center’s focus is on scientific discovery and innovation with broad applications across a variety of business and societal challenges.


Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Kellogg

World-class thought leaders

Our esteemed faculty bench includes serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators, growth and scaling experts and world-class scholars. As teachers, researchers and mentors, they balance sophisticated knowledge from the academic world with practical experience from the startup world.


Tap into the innovation and entrepreneurship resources you need

Tap into the resources you need

Whether you’re looking for mentorship, funding, incubator space, competition information or other resources, we can help you make the right connections at the right time.

Kellogg Alumni Innovators in Action

Kellogg alum Jai Shekhawat '96

Jai Shekhawat '96

Shekhawat is the founder of Fieldglass, the largest provider of vendor management systems in the world. It was also recently valued at more than $1 billion.
Kellogg alum Blair Pircon '16

Blair Pircon '16

Pircon is the founder and CEO of The Graide Network, an online platform that connects teachers to qualified teaching assistants.
Kellogg alum Samir Mayekar '13

Samir Mayekar '13

Mayekar is the co-founder and CEO of NanoGraf Technologies, which secured a $4 million deal to create electric car batteries for top auto manufacturers.


Get to know our innovative faculty.

Student Experience

Explore programming designed to support student innovators.


Get to know the startups launched by Kellogg students and alumni.


The Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative hosts events year-round for students, alumni, faculty and a strong entrepreneurial network.


Our faculty and programming provide real-world insights and solutions to the broader business community.
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