Event Calendar


This session will introduce what you need to know about financial statements for a startup company including the three core financial statements (income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet), how to make projections, and what investors look for in startup financials.


This workshop 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...


This 60-minute workshop will explore the various tools and approaches entrepreneurs use to communicate with investors, all examined through a common framework.  We’ll discuss elevator pitches, executive summaries, investor slide decks, business plans and other elements – the requirements for each, and how they can all work together in a powerful


Presented by peer U-M alumni, Talk the Walk webinars and workshops take real-life lessons and apply them to your new venture. Session content is broadly relevant to entrepreneurs across industries and disciplines.


Identifying and Exploiting Emergent Trends & Technologies


1 Exclusive Dinner. 3 Successful Entrepreneurs. 5 Entrepreneurial Students.
A 3x5 Dinner is hosted and a priceless experience is created. ZLI presents an opportunity for MBA and BBA students to join professional entrepreneurs, as their dinner guests, for an evening of engaging dialogue and sharing of insights.


Attend the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) Semi-Finals, Seigle Impact Track Finals, and MBC Finals to discover innovative University of Michigan entrepreneurs.


ZLI's elite mentorship experience is for student entrepreneurs who plan to work on their new ventures full time after graduation. Come learn about the Zell Entrepreneurs Program from members of this year's cohort and program faculty at 4pm in Blau Hall room B3580.