Event Calendar

Sep5

Innovation in entrepreneurial funding at the university began in 1997, when the Ross School of Business pioneered the first student-led venture fund in the nation, the Wolverine Venture Fund. Join us to learn about the application process and program overview of the Wolverine Venture Fund for Ross graduate students.

Sep9

Any student interested in entrepreneurship or investment is welcome and encouraged to attend this informational session. We’ll provide a general overview of the programs and resources we offer.

Sep9

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund for Ross graduate students. The Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund is a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of technologies generated within the university community and the surrounding area.

Sep10

Learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund for Michigan Ross graduate students.

Sep10

Join us to learn about our program and application process for receiving venture shaping and Applebaum Dare to Dream startup grants. This program supports U-M students through the business creation process by providing startup workshops, mentoring, and funding of $300-$5,000. Grants are awarded fall and winter terms.

Sep11

Discover Zell Entrepreneurs, an elite program designed to provide support to U-M 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.

Sep11

The Zell Early Stage Fund is a venture capital and pre-venture capital investment fund operated by Michigan Ross BBA students, under the supervision of the Fund's Faculty Managing Director. Join us at this session to learn about the application process and program overview of the Zell Early Stage Fund.

Oct2

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.

Oct3

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.

Oct9

This 60-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?