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. Grants are awarded fall and winter terms.
The Marcel Gani Internship program helps startup companies and venture capital firms hire Michigan Ross students for a 12-week hands-on work experience during the summer. Come learn about the internship application process, as well as student-initiated internships and self-hosted internships.
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.
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.
Competing teams in Round 2 of the campus-wide Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) 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.
This 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?