Event Calendar


This 90-minute workshop will explore what a business model is; why a strong model is absolutely critical to anyone interested in launching a new product, service, business, or social venture; and how to develop an effective business model.


This 90-minute workshop will help entrepreneurs understand how to evaluate the market for their product or service.  Is it big and exciting enough for you to pursue?  For investors to get excited about?


This 90-minute workshop will expose participants to several tools that can be useful in evaluating the financial viability of a startup business.  The session will provide a brief overview of analytic tools to help address these key questions:  How much money will it take to launch my company?


This 90-minute workshop will introduce what you need to know about financial statements for a startup company including the three core financial statements (income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet), how to make projections, and what investors look for in startup financials.


This 90-minute workshop will explore the various tools and approaches entrepreneurs use to communicate with investors, all examined through a common framework.


Attend the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) SemiFinals. MBC is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $85,000. Join us to hear presentations from innovative teams, and learn which teams will advance to the MBC Finals.


Join us for the final round of the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) Impact Track. Hosted by the Center for Social Impact in partnership with the Zell Lurie and Erb Institutes, the Impact Track supports the creation of new businesses, products, or services that promote social or environmental impact. 


Join us as the final four teams compete for the top prizes at the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) Finals.


The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies kicked off Round 1 of the 34th Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) with over 200 students pitching their entrepreneurial ideas. Join us as we name one team the MBC Best Business! Additional prizes include the Impact Track Winner, Best Written Plan, Marketing Award, and more!