Robert C. Wolcott is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN); a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; and Managing Partner at Clareo, a global growth strategy consultancy.
Wolcott serves on the global digital advisory board of ZF and as an advisory board member of H-Farm, and is an active angel investor and advisor for enterprises such as Indiegogo, Lumni, Page Vault, MagicCube, SA Ignite, ClearCare Online and EXPO Chicago.
In 2003, Wolcott co-founded the KIN with Kellogg Marketing professor Mohan Sawhney to provide business leaders with platform to share ideas, challenges and solutions. Since 2008, the KIN Global conference has expanded the community to leaders in government, nonprofits, academia, the arts and defense.
A regular contributor to Forbes, Wolcott is also the co-author, with Dr. Michael Lippitz, of Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill), which provides frameworks and tools for new business design and ongoing internal innovation programs.
He speaks frequently at events worldwide on innovation, corporate entrepreneurship and global prosperity.
Wolcott has a BA in European and Chinese History; and an MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.
KIN Global 2017
KIN Global 2016