Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

This elite program is designed to provide support to second year MBA students who are seeking to search for and acquire a business upon graduation.  This can be accomplished via the search fund model, as an independent sponsor, through a family office, or otherwise.  Selected students will participate in regular meetings with the program director and other participants.  Each participant will be paired with an alumni mentor with experience in search funds, private equity, or another relevant field.  Additionally, selected students will receive up to $8,000 in financial support to launch a search fund or otherwise pursue an acquisition.  Academic credit is not available for participation in this program.

Zell Entrepreneur Course University of Michigan Ross Zell Lurie Institute

 

Interested students are encouraged to enroll in the course ES 516 – “Entrepreneurship via Acquisitions” in the Fall A term of their second year.  Students will be selected for the program early in the Fall B term and the program will run through graduation.  For any additional questions contact Dave Hiemstra.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Current Events

 
Dec6

We invite you to attend our ZLI Internship program info session. This information session will provide an overview of the internship process at the Zell Lurie Institute. Gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship or venture capital by pursuing one of three engagement opportunities:

Dec13

The Desai Accelerator offers an intensive, seven-month program for tech-enabled startups founded by recent graduates of the University of Michigan.  The event, titled Startups on Stage, is an opportunity for the 2022 cohort to pitch their new ventures and provide a candid conversation on what it takes to build a sustainable business.