KIN Global is excited to announce KIN Challenge 2015!

About the KIN Challenge
The KIN Challenge is an initiative designed to provide the opportunity for KIN thought leaders to engage Kellogg students in solving complex challenges currently facing their industries. Five to six high-profile participants from the Kellogg Innovation Network have been selected to work closely with student teams during the Spring Quarter. The challenge is not a consulting project or business plan competition; instead it is a partnership between student teams and KIN thought leaders to develop thought-provoking innovative solutions to tackle big strategic questions. The theme of this year's KIN Global Summit and the KIN Challenge 2015 is Growth for Good.

KIN Challenge provides a unique opportunity for Kellogg MBA students to tackle big, meaningful challenges with people making change happen in the world. This course is customized to the teams and challenges posed by Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) keynoters.

Who are the 2015 KIN Challengers?

CEO, African Leadership Network

Isaac is the CEO of African Leadership Network. He is also Co-Founder and Board Member of the Sino‐Africa Center of Excellence Foundation, an initiative that promotes the exchange of knowledge and ideas between China and Africa.

CEO and Founder,; former CEO, MTV Films

David Gale is a leader in the entertainment industry and is recognized for launching the careers of some of Hollywood's best-known talent, consistently producing profitable entertainment, and being an innovator where technology and media intersect.

CEO, Rebel Leader Syndicate

Craig is one of the world's foremost experts on sports and digital technology, serving as an independent advisor in various capacities for major professional US sports leagues, and numerous NFL, NBA, and MLB franchises. He's currently working with the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bulls to optimize their respective digital strategies for the 2014-15 season.

CEO and Founder, Learning for Life

Sophie cofounded Learning for Life, an NGO that has established over 250 schools for girls in rural Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and Future Brilliance, an organization dedicated to fostering stability through entrepreneurship and workforce development in post-conflict countries.

CEO, 1871

Howard is a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over 45 years of start-up, management, IPO and turnaround experience. He currently serves as CEO of 1871 (an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups in Chicago), Managing Partner of G2T3V LLC, and the Managing Partner of Chicago High Tech Investment Partners LLC.

Results from the 2014 KIN Challenge
"For states like Colorado that have constitutional constraints on public revenue and spending, private-public partnerships (P3s) are an important tool for financing critical infrastructure needs. So we were delighted to pose this as the focus for the KIN Challenge. The KIN student team that won, helped us identify barriers, refine issues and helped us understand the broader policy landscape and potential for P3s. This work was very important in helping us craft legislation in the last session and was instrumental in the Governor's veto of a bill that would have inhibited the deployment of P3 investment. We intend to build on the KIN team's work on this topic to pursue P3 governance legislation next year."

Alan Salazar, Chief Strategy Officer, The Office of Governor John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado