Robert C. Wolcott, Ph.D. | CureBlindness

Robert C. Wolcott, Ph.D.
Board Member

Wolcott photo KG17 moderating

Wolcott is Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Wolcott is also a managing partner with Clareo, a foresight and growth strategy consultancy serving global corporations.

He serves on advisory boards for ZF, a 40 billion USD German automotive supplier, and H-Farm, the leading technology ecosystem in Italy. He has served on advisory boards for the Nordic Council (Oslo), Kraft Foods and GE.

He is a regular contributor for Forbes on the impact of technology on business, society and humanity. His book, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010) has been published in Chinese and Japanese. Wolcott’s work appears in MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, The Harvard Business Review (online), The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications.

Wolcott is an angel investor in enterprises such as crowd funding leader Indiegogo (, student loan innovator Lumni (, legal documentation platform Page Vault (, transaction security technology firm Magic Cube (, healthcare analytics providers SA Ignite ( and ClearCare Online (acquired by Battery Ventures), international art show, EXPO Chicago ( and a blockchain-based startup in stealth mode.

BA, European and Chinese History; and an MS and Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife, Ada, and their two daughters, Jolie and Sage.