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.
Customer discovery is a critical activity that allows you to develop and test hypotheses about your new business or social venture. This 90-minute workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to conduct effective customer discovery.
This 60-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 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.
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.
Attend the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) Semi-finals. MBC is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling $100,000. Join us to hear presentations from innovative teams, and learn which teams will advance to the MBC Finals.
Join the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies for the 2018 Michigan Business Challenge Finals in honor of the 35th Annual Pryor-Hale Award. Discover the innovation happening across campus at the University of Michigan!