Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

This elite program is designed to provide support to second year MBA students who are seeking to search for and acquire a business upon graduation.  This can be accomplished via the search fund model, as an independent sponsor, through a family office, or otherwise.  Selected students will participate in regular meetings with the program director and other participants.  Each participant will be paired with an alumni mentor with experience in search funds, private equity, or another relevant field.  Additionally, selected students will receive up to $8,000 in financial support to launch a search fund or otherwise pursue an acquisition.  Academic credit is not available for participation in this program.

Zell Entrepreneur Course University of Michigan Ross Zell Lurie Institute

 

Interested students are encouraged to enroll in the course ES 516 – “Entrepreneurship via Acquisitions” in the Fall A term of their second year.  Students will be selected for the program early in the Fall B term and the program will run through graduation.  For any additional questions contact Dave Hiemstra.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Current Events

 
Mar17

This session is designed to give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about product management.  There are no pre-made slides or lecture notes for this session, so please come prepared with questions to ask. These questions could focus on product management as a career -- e.g., what do product managers do, how do I prep for a prod

Mar18

The purpose of this session is to give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about crowdfunding for your startup. These questions could focus on how to determine if crowdfunding is the best option for you, what do you do after your campaign has been funded, successful marketing strategies, or any other questions you may have.