Shannon Beeman

Remembering Sam Zell

Remembering Sam Zell

"In the end, it is making a difference that really drives an entrepreneur – the empowerment, the ability to make something happen, the ability to see it and have it translate into reality," Sam Zell.  It is with profound sadness that the Samuel Zell & Robert H....

Michigan Business Challenge Winners 2023

Michigan Business Challenge Winners 2023

Congratulations to the University of Michigan student entrepreneurs who competed in the 41st annual Michigan Business Challenge (MBC)!  The Michigan Business Challenge is a five-round campus-wide competition spanning four months. Students push themselves and their...

Experiencing Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Experiencing Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Executive leaders of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club at Michigan Ross, George Okpamen and Austin Sivik, share their views on the Silicon Valley Experience with the Zell Lurie Institute.   Traveling during business school with fellow Wolverines is an...

Designing the Career of Her Dreams

Designing the Career of Her Dreams

By Joel Sensenig Zell Lurie Institute Helps MBA Student Develop High-End Label From the time she was two years old wearing a plastic smock in front of a paint-splattered canvas, Claire Pardington, MBA ’22, had an eye for art and fashion.  Today, the graduate student...

Mission with Muscle

Mission with Muscle

Growing a mission-driven business to success takes strength, stamina, determination, grit, and drive. Seeing your final product on Olympians and the stars of binge-worthy shows reflects not only the success of the venture, but the tenacity and commitment of the...

Finding Comfort in Thinking Big, Giving Back

Finding Comfort in Thinking Big, Giving Back

By Joel Sensenig Learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable has resulted in big career benefits to Danny Sillman, BBA ’10. Sillman is CEO of Relevent Sports Group, a live soccer and media company responsible for bringing large soccer matches to U.S. soil, such as...

2022 Michigan Business Challenge Winners

2022 Michigan Business Challenge Winners

The annual Michigan Business Challenge (MBC), hosted by the Zell Lurie Institute at Michigan Ross, encourages entrepreneurship among students across the 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. Throughout the multi-round competition, graduate and...

2022 Michigan Business Challenge Spotlight – Green

2022 Michigan Business Challenge Spotlight – Green

The Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) takes participants through the entire cycle of new venture creation from creating a strong pitch to conducting a marketing and financial assessment and writing a comprehensive business plan. Twelve teams of student entrepreneurs...