Faculty & Research

Bradley A. Keywell

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Brad Keywell, 43, is a co-founder and Managing Director of Lightbank, an investment firm focused on disruptive technology. He is a co-founder and Director of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), MediaOcean, a technology firm providing solutions to the media buying industry, Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), an enterprise transportation management firm, and several other technology businesses.

Keywell is the Chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council, appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. He is on the Board of Skills for America’s Future, appointed by President Barack Obama. He is the Founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week. Keywell is on the Board of Trustees of the Zell Lurie Entrepreneurship Institute at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He is on the Foundation Board of Trustees of NorthShore University HealthSystem, and of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a member of the Chicago chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization. He is the founder and Chairman of the Future Founders Foundation, a program which fosters entrepreneurial education, experiences, and inspiration for over 11,000 students in Chicago from grades 3 through 12.

Keywell received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law (1993) and his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan (1991). He studied at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the State Bar of Illinois and the Michigan Bar Association.

A full biography of Brad Keywell can be found at www.bradkeywell.com.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
34201 Building Internet Startups: Risk, Reward, & Failure 2014 (Winter)