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

 
Sep8

Discover Zell Entrepreneurs, an elite program designed to provide support to University of Michigan students who are preparing to launch their companies upon graduation. The selected students will receive up to $10,000 in support and resources to get their ventures launch-ready, through intense mentorship and prototyping.

Sep12

Ready to make your dream a reality? Join us to learn about Zell Lurie Institute's Dare to Dream grant program for student entrepreneurs. This program supports U-M Ann Arbor students through three phases of the business creation process by providing startup workshops, mentoring, and funding of $300 to $5,000 (based on the phase of the program).