Past Events

Mar 26 2024


Develop your own authentic story that conveys not only who you are and what you do, but also communicates to the world what you stand for and your current life purpose. While this can be intimidating, it is something that, when done in bite-sized sections, can serve as the foundation for so many things in life, from bios to speeches, to introductions, heck even dating profiles.

Mar 18 2024


The most valuable assets for the majority of tech startups are their intellectual property. Unfortunately, too many startups do not properly protect their intellectual property, causing their company to lose value. In this session, the law clinic will review the basic kinds of intellectual property and talk about the practical aspects of legal protecting IP.

Mar 17 2024

Do you have a strong passion for entrepreneurship and innovation? Are you eager to make a difference working with a U-M student startup? If so, apply to the ZLI Self-Hosted Intern position. This part-time opportunity allows you to work closely with student startups at U-M who are looking to make an impact in their respective industries.

Mar 12 2024


ZLI invites you to join our Mingle N’ Match event! Take this opportunity to find team members or simply mingle with other entrepreneurially-minded students. The evening begins with a series of introductions by parties interested in finding team members followed by informal networking.

Mar 11 2024


It’s hard to know what you don’t know! In this session, law students will cover the most important legal issues that they wish startups knew. They will cover topics like what to discuss with co-founders, what VCs look for from a legal perspective, and what absolutely must be in your software developer’s contract.

Mar 10 2024

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Looking to work on your venture full-time over the summer?
Get paid to do what you love through ZLI’s Self-Hosted Internship program. Students seeking to work full-time on their business idea over the summer are encouraged to apply. You will meet weekly with ZLI staff to develop your business and reach new milestones.

Feb 13 2024


This session will help new entrepreneurs understand the different types and sources of funding. We will cover everything from bootstrapping and crowdfunding to angel investors and venture capital. You will 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!