Steve Janssens

Director, Student & Alumni Programs

(734) 647-8155
Steve Janssens Desai Accelerator Zell Lurie Institute University of Michigan

Steve is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Institute’s co-curricular student and alumni programs, mentoring student and alumni entrepreneurial teams, managing the student and alumni programs team, and working on program strategy and design. Prior to joining ZLI, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of LastBasic, a global marketplace for product development startups based in Madrid, Spain. He brings 15 years of experience bringing new products to market for early-stage startups and established consumer brands in the Bay Area, and global exposure to the hardware/software industry. Steve’s areas of expertise include new product development, digital marketplaces, team development, early career mentorship, and optimism.

Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and in Physics at Kalamazoo College. He holds an MBA from I.E. Business School in Madrid, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation.

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