David Schonthal is Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he teaches courses in new venture creation and creativity, and leads the school’s internal startup accelerator - the Zell Fellows program. He is also a Director in the Business Design practice at IDEO, an award-winning innovation consultancy.
David serves as a member of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship council, and is one of the Co-Founders of MATTER, a 25,000 square foot innovation center in downtown Chicago focused on catalyzing and supporting healthcare entrepreneurship. He has been featured as a contributor to Forbes and Inc., writing articles on topics of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation and has received several honors for his work, which recently include a Kellogg Faculty Impact Award for excellence in teaching, as well as being named to Crain's Chicago Business magazine's "40 Under 40" list.
More about the Zell Fellows Program:
The Zell Fellows Program at the Kellogg School of Management is designed to be a unique, applied entrepreneurial experience for a select number of MBA candidates with a passion for entrepreneurship. The program combines resources, mentoring, experiences and community to provide an aspiring entrepreneur with the tools and resources needed to develop, launch and grow a successful venture upon graduation from Kellogg. Zell Fellows are known not just for their intellect, drive and entrepreneurial passion — but also for their humility, collegiality and desire to support others aspiring to create new ventures with lasting value.