Events Calendar

Sep 28

This session 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. Participants will learn how to use Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, a valuable one-page tool for generating and assessing business models.

Oct 04

Customer discovery is a critical activity that allows you to develop and test hypotheses about your new business or social venture. This session will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to conduct effective customer discovery. You’ll learn how to: identify and approach the ‘right’ people and secure their participation; conduct effective interviews that extract useful information; capture/document your findings; and extract and synthesize the key insights.

Oct 05
This session will help new entrepreneurs understand the different types and sources of funding. Weʼll cover everything from bootstrapping and crowdfunding to angel investors and venture capital. Youʼll learn about key concepts, essential vocabulary, and much more… all in an “investor-free, safe space” where you can feel free to broach Everything You Wanted to Know About Funding But Were Afraid to Ask!
Oct 23

Have you heard of the “Elevator Pitch”? Do you have difficulty describing your ideas to your future investors? Are you planning to apply to the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC)? In this workshop, we’ll focus on preparing the three-minute elevator pitch that is required for MBC.

Oct 23

Join us on Monday, October 23rd for our Michigan Business Challenge Info Session from 5-6 PM, followed by our How to Pitch workshop from 6-7 PM

The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) is the campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000 and gain feedback from serial entrepreneurs and investors.