Event Calendar


We invite you to attend our second annual ZLI Startup & VC Career fair, in cooperation with the Ross Career Development Office and Ross Tech Club. Meet with startups and vc firms to pursue opportunities in entrepreneurship or venture capital. Companies are seeking both interns and full-time employees.


Join Michigan Open UX, a student organization that focuses on teaching and doing user experience work, for an introduction to the capabilities of Figma for designing digital products. Figma is a drag-and-drop tool user experience professionals the world over use to prototype any software you can think of.


At the 2023 Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) Finals innovative University of Michigan entrepreneurs pitch for their chance at top prizes. MBC is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling $100,000. Join us to cheer on your favorite U-M startup! 


The purpose of this session is to give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how to estimate market size and determine market focus for your startup.


Product Management is a fast-paced, growing field that offers fulfilling and dynamic careers. Learn how to stand out in your interview for a PM role and how to gain critical experience in the field. This interactive session is led by ZLI Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Ross Lecturer, Rashmi Menon.


The focus of this session is to give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the organizational, legal and logistical elements of launching a business. We’ll have no pre-made slides for this session, so please come prepared with questions to ask.


A tech business without tech is not a business.  So what is a non-tech founder to do?  Luckily, there are more options than ever to make this work.  After some initial analysis on your product idea, the key is to get to building and testing your product as soon as possible.  This presentation provides some high level ideas on how to do this.  ZL