Event Calendar

Jan10

Business plan competitions can be a good way to get experience pitching your company. In addition, you could meet potential investors and perhaps even win some prize money. But there can also be downsides to competing.

Jan16

Join us to learn about the Zell Lurie Institute's program and application process for receiving venture shaping and dare to dream startup grants, which support U-M students through the business creation process by providing startup workshops, mentoring, and funding of $500-$5,000.

Jan17

Interested in a summer internship at a startup or venture capital firm? Be part of something bigger—and make a real difference in your future!

Jan19

Competing teams in Round 2 of the campus-wide Michigan Business Challenge give a seven-minute presentation that describes their company’s solution to a pressing market need or pain, an estimation of the market size, and their financial assumptions. Join us to cheer on teams as they look to advance to the MBC Semi-finals. 

Jan22

This 60-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.

Jan25

The Desai Accelerator offers an intensive, 16-week program for tech-enabled startups, providing funding, mentorship, staff, and resources necessary for early stage ventures to rapidly grow and build their business. Join us to learn more about the Desai Accelerator Summer 2018 program.

Jan29

This 60-minute workshop will help new entrepreneurs understand the different types and sources of funding – and which ones are right for you. We’ll cover everything from bootstrapping and crowdfunding to angel investors and venture capital.

Jan30

This 60-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.

Feb1

This 60-minute workshop will explore the various tools and approaches entrepreneurs use to communicate with investors, all examined through a common framework.