Fall 2023: Application

You do not need venture capital, investing, finance, or startup experience. We will teach you about early-stage investing. You must have completed all the sophomore-required BBA courses prior to applying for the fund, and be enrolled as a full-time BBA student.

The fund meets as a class on Wednesdays, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm, and is a for-credit course; it is not a student club. Attendance is mandatory.

What do we look for?

We are looking for BBA juniors who:

Will have a high level of commitment to the Zell Early Stage Fund

Have demonstrated high academic achievement at the University of Michigan

Are inclusive, tolerant, active, and reliable team members

Are mature and composed in their judgement and conduct while interacting with real-world investors and entrepreneurs

Have strong analytical (quantitative or qualitative) and communications skills

DISCLAIMER: Students cannot apply to both SVF and ZESF

Please note that you DO NOT NEED any finance, VC, or startup experience to apply!

If you have any questions please reach out to zesfcontact@umich.edu.