Event Calendar


Join us to learn about Zell Lurie Institute's Dare to Dream grant program for students. This program supports U-M Ann Arbor students through three phases of the business creation process by providing startup workshops, mentoring, and funding. Application requirements and program details will be discussed.


The Pinkert Healthcare Accelerator provides grant funding and support from experienced faculty and mentors to help students realize their vision for reimagining healthcare.


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 workshop helps 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? We'll look at proven approaches to conducting secondary and primary research, in order to glean answers to key questions such as: How big is my market?


Customer discovery is a critical activity that allows you to develop and test hypotheses about your new business or social venture. This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to conduct effective customer discovery.


The Desai Accelerator helps early stage ventures scale and succeed through funding, mentorship and other resources, and is now accepting applications for summer interns. The companies currently in Desai’s portfolio are working to launch their products, demonstrate product/market fit and raise investment.