Engage in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Are you interested in entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, or venture investment and looking for a way to connect with like-minded individuals and gain valuable insights into the world of business? At the Zell Lurie Institute, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that enables students, faculty, alumni, and business leaders to thrive. Whether you are a student looking to start your own business, an experienced entrepreneur seeking resources, or simply interested in supporting entrepreneurship, we have something for everyone.

Zell Lurie Office Hours

The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies provides one-on-one guidance through our entrepreneurial office hours. Connect with our entrepreneurs-in-residence and seasoned staff members to determine the best path for you. 

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Participated in ZLI Programs

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To Graduate and Undergrad Students

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Student-Led Funds

With $10M Under Management

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U-M Student Startup Ventures

Connect with Zell Lurie

Student Programs
Zell Lurie co-curricular programs are an excellent opportunity for students.  For information regarding student competitions, including the Michigan Business Challenge and intercollegiate competitions, or the Dare to Dream startup grant program, connect with Anne Perigo.

 To learn more about the Zell Entrepreneurs Program, Startup Studio, PIPS, or internships contact Jasmine Jaggers.

Zell Lurie Investment Funds
Student-led investment funds are a cornerstone of the action-based learning experience at Michigan Ross.  For more information on any of the five ZLI funds, connect with Anne Perigo.

Conferences & Symposia
Held throughout the year, Zell Lurie conferences and symposia combine provocative learning programs with unique entrepreneurial resources. Connect with Hannah Berasley for information on our signature events.

Startup Acceleration
The Zell Lurie Institute, hosts the Desai Accelerator, an alumni business accelerator. For information on Desai, please connect with Angela Kujava.

Alumni Engagement
​Alumni from the University of Michigan have many opportunities to participate in programs at the Zell Lurie Institute. Discover how you can connect with ZLI by contacting Drea Shipp-Caldwell.

Media & Marketing  
For press and news information about the Zell Lurie Institute, please connect with Shannon Beeman.

Contact ZLI

University of Michigan Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Ave, R3200
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

For all general inquiries about the Zell Lurie Institute please contact Margaret Patterson, 734-615-4419.

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