Entrepreneurial Advising

A unique piece of the entrepreneurial support system provided at Michigan Ross, office hours offer students and alumni the opportunity to consult with Zell Lurie Institute team members or entrepreneurs-in-residence. These seasoned provessionals possess industry-specific knowledge and can provide guidance on startup needs, challenges, or questions.

Zell Lurie staff are available to advise on:

  • business concepts
  • program details
  • Internship opportunities  
  • student-led fund questions 
  • any other entrepreneurial issues

Office hours are made available throughout the academic year. University of Michigan students and alumni can schedule appointments directly with staff members.

ZEAL University of Michigan Law School

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Students and alumni who are interested in legal support can schedule an appointment for the ZEAL Law Clinic at ZLI on Wednesday mornings.

University of Michigan Ross UX Lab


The UMSI UX Lab engages with student entrepreneurs through user-centered workshops and 1:1 consulting. The user-centered services delivered by the UX Lab challenge clients’ problem-solving skills, giving them the ability to think about future problems from multiple perspectives.

ZLI Mentors + Entrepreneurs