Northwestern University VentureCat Competition – A spirited spring competition at the Kellogg School at Northwestern

The global hub for the Kellogg School at Northwestern, home of the VentureCat Competition

The global hub for the Kellogg School at Northwestern, home of the VentureCat Competition

A cross-disciplinary approach to endeavors constitutes a core value of Northwestern University, my alma mater.  The mixing of ideas and resulting tensions creates a perfect wavelength for new approaches.  On May 22nd, I will have the pleasure to be a semi-finals judge and meet an enthusiastic support team for the Entrepreneurship program at the Northwestern VentureCat competition.  

All of the various schools have contributed teams to the mix. The Garage at Northwestern serves as a central meeting place for cross-campus entrepreneurial activity.   The magnificent new Global Hub for the Kellogg School of Management served as the scene for the annual Northwestern VentureCat competition.  

This year’s competition will be the 12th such event for NU, with an ever-expanding list of alumni helping the cause.

As a music major, I plan to spend some time at the Bienen School of Music to catch a recital or at least to hear the old familiar strains of scales and orchestral excerpts floating out over Lake Michigan.

Northwestern’s cross-disciplinary has proven itself to be transformative from my experience, having built a community music school (CYM) while applying a multi-dimensional analysis to investments I’ve made along the way.

Thanks to everyone at NU and looking forward to learning more about the startups coming out of the Venture Cat competition.




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