News Coverage

Crain's Detroit Business, April 1, 2016

Two startup companies owned by University of Michigan students won a combined $430,000 in early stage investments over the weekend, at the national Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston.

ChicagoInno, April 1, 2016

Chicago is a Big Ten city, a fact confirmed when walking down Clark Street in Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park on a Saturday during college football or basketball season.

The Michigan Daily, February 1, 2016

Over 40 people gathered in the Alumni Center Thursday for the TechArb showcase, a culmination of a University of Michigan startup training program.

PE Hub Network, September 1, 2015

University of Michigan‘s Zell Lurie commercialization fund has made an undisclosed investment in PHASIQ.

Crain's Detroit Business, August 1, 2015

When Sonali Vijayavargiya arrived in the U.S. 13 years ago, she thought it would be easy to find a job. But no jobs were available, and no companies were sponsoring visas. 

Bloomberg Business, July 1, 2015

Billionaire investor Sam Zell pledged $60 million to the University of Michigan to expand entrepreneurship programs for students and alumni.

CNN Money, July 1, 2015

The funds, coming from the Zell Family Foundation, will go to the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Financial Times, July 1, 2015

The Ross school at the University of Michigan has received a pledge of $60m from the Zell family to extend programmes at the school’s entrepreneurship centre, which already bears the Zell name.

Forbes, July 1, 2015

Students at the University of Michigan’s Samuel Zell and Robert H.