Student Success Stories

The Zell Lurie Institute challenges how things are done and teaches University of Michigan students to constantly question and innovate. The Institute believes in providing our students with the most diverse, world-class and rewarding entrepreneurial education - resulting in sucess after success. 

Student Success Stories

Marianna Kerppola
Marianna Kerppola
MBA/MS ’16
Marianna Kerppola, MBA/MS ’16, has leveraged Zell Lurie Institute resources to launch BetterHope, an online marketplace for products made with dignity. “As a mission-based business, BetterHope endeavo...
Ann Brophy
Ann Brophy
MBA ’15
Last year, Ann Brophy, MBA ’15, decided to pivot into a career in private equity after rising through the management ranks at financial data provider S&P Capital IQ. The logical next step was retu...
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Bill Crane
Evening MBA
Founder and CEO
IndustryStar Solutions
Bill Crane had the ambition but lacked the know-how to start his own company. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial bug,” Crane explains, “but I knew I didn’t have the tools I needed to raise capital fr...
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Ben Rathi
BBA/CS ’17
Founder and CEO
Blueprints For Pangaea
With two years to go before he completes his dual undergraduate degree in business at the Ross School and computer science at the College of Engineering, Ben Rathi, BBA/CS ’17, is considering numerous...