Zell Lurie Institute

2024 Venture Capital Investment Competition

2024 Venture Capital Investment Competition

The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is the world’s largest venture capital competition with over 120 university and graduate school teams competing globally. Unlike pitch competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the...

2023-2024 Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grants

2023-2024 Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grants

The Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream grants are part of the Zell Lurie Institute’s Student Startup Grants Program, which moves University of Michigan students through the business creation process by offering startup workshops and awarding grants to individuals and/or...

2023-2024 Mayleben Venture Shaping Grants

2023-2024 Mayleben Venture Shaping Grants

The Mayleben Venture Shaping (Phase I) grants are part of the Zell Lurie Institute’s Student Startup Grants Program, which moves University of Michigan students through the business creation process by offering startup workshops and awarding grants to individuals...

2024 Product Innovation Program

2024 Product Innovation Program

The Product Innovation Program (PIP) at the Zell Lurie Institute offers a hands-on learning experience for a select group of U-M students and alumni interested in pursuing corporate innovation or product management. Participants work in cross-functional teams over 12...

2023 Women Who Fund Forum

2023 Women Who Fund Forum

The Women Who Fund Forum, presented by the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan, uplifts and celebrates education, knowledge transfer, and networking while working to address gender disparities in the venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurial...

2024 Zell Entrepreneurs Singapore Trek

2024 Zell Entrepreneurs Singapore Trek

Every spring, students participating in the Zell Entrepreneurs program make an international trek to network with fellow entrepreneurs from across the globe. This year’s 2023-2024 cohort of Zell Entrepreneurs – Ana Timoficiuc (BSE ‘24), Faith Richardson (BBA '24),...

2024 Michigan Business Challenge Winners

2024 Michigan Business Challenge Winners

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