Events/Speaker Series

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Zell Lurie Institute Information Sessions

6:30-7:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R0240

Overview of the portfolio of programs, resources and services that the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies offers students seeking to further their business development and investment experience, fund a business idea, or participate in business development workshops.

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Wolverine Venture Fund Information Session

​7:30-8:30 a.m., Ross School of Business room R1220

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Institute's $7M Wolverine Venture Fund for Ross graduate and dual degree students. The fund invests in early-stage growth companies located throughout the United States. It is both a real world experience for students and an action-based-learning course, with students active every step of the investing process.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Wolverine Venture Fund Information Session

5:30-6:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1220

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Institute's $7M Wolverine Venture Fund for Ross graduate and dual degree students. The fund invests in early-stage growth companies located throughout the United States. It is both a real world experience for students and an action-based-learning course, with students active every step of the investing process.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Social Venture Fund Information Sessions

1:00-2:00 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1210
6:30-7:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1210​

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Institute's Social Venture Fund for undergraduate and graduate Ross and dual degree students. The Fund is an impact investment fund that invests in sustainable, innovative, for-profit companies that place the generation of a significant social impact at the heart of their mission and way of doing business.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund Information Session

5:30-6:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1220
7:30-8:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1220​

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Institute's Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund for Ross graduate students. The Fund is a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of great ideas generated within the University community and the surrounding area.

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Zell Lurie Institute Information Sessions

​5:30-6:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room R1210

Overview of the portfolio of programs, resources and services that the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies offers students seeking to further their business development and investment experience, fund a business idea, or participate in business development workshops.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Dare to Dream Grants Information Session

5:00-6:00 p.m., Ross School of Business room W2740

Learn about the Zell Lurie Institute's program and application process for receiving venture shaping and dare to dream start-up grants, which support U-M students through the business creation process by providing business development workshops and funding of $500-$5,000. Grants are awarded fall and winter terms.​

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Start up Workshop: How to Ideate

6:30-7:30 p.m., Ross School of Business room W2740​

Learn how to identify new opportunities. The workshop is led by Professor Jim Price of the Ross School of Business and Sarika Gupta, Associate Director of the Zell Lurie Institute.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Entrepalooza 2014

​8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Michigan League

Attend Entrepalooza as we kick off the academic year! The half-day event features a keynote address by a high profile entrepreneur and includes panels of experts representing the full spectrum of entrepreneurial activity including start-ups on a shoestring, private equity mega-deals, corporate entrepreneurship and trends in venture capital. The annual symposium is presented by the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and the student-led Entrepreneur and Venture Club. The public event is free and open to all UM students.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Mingle 'n Match

​5:00-7:00 p.m.
SPARK Central, 330 East Libery, Lower Level
Ann Arbor

We invite you to mingle with other entrepreneurial-minded students and community members and find team members. The event begins with informal mingling, followed by a series of one-minute pitches by those interested in finding team members. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email with your name, company or project name (if applicable), and a 1-2 line description of your business or idea to: minglenmatch@umich.edu. To register, please click here. This event is sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Zell Lurie Institute, the School of Public Health, the School of Information, optiMize, and the Master of Entrepreneurship Program.