Elizabeth Ziegler

Board Member

A lifelong problem solver, people leader, and learner, Betsy is the CEO of 1871, the #1 ranked private incubator in the world inspiring and supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators solving some of the world’s most important problems. Before joining 1871, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer, and the Associate Dean Degree Programs and Dean of Students at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to Kellogg, she was a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office. She is a leader on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards and is an investor in many young tech companies.


Every day for the last 20+ years, Betsy has had the opportunity to help other people be successful - clients, students, and now entrepreneurs and innovators. She is often described as a dot connector and her favourite thing to do is help people unlock their own potential.


Elizabeth Ziegler