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Alumni & Mentors

300+ professional mentors work with students through officially sponsored school programs a year.  Northwestern is ranked 8th in the country for number of MBA serial founders. Founded by Northwestern alumni: Zico, Crate & Barrel, Match, OpenTable, Bonobos.* Fifty-two alumni from Kellogg School of Management founded two or more separate companies garnering venture financing between 2016 and 2017. Learn more about Kellogg student and alumni startups.

Alumni stories

Andrew Youn

Growing a way out of poverty

While studying at Kellogg, Andrew Youn devised a business solution to poverty in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. His nonprofit, One Acre Fund, provides smallholder families with equipment, training and market facilitation.
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Engineering solutions for the elderly

Alumni Matthew Wilcox and Donovan Morrison founded Luna Lights while they were engineering students. The company uses a variety of technical solutions to prevent and respond to falls by senior citizens.

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1871

Building local Entrepreneurship

Howard Tullman made a name for himself as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In addition to starting more than a dozen businesses, he was the CEO of 1871 incubator space, a hub of Chicago's entrepreneurship ecosystem.
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