Grants & Competitions

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 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...

Introducing the 2023-2024 Zell Entrepreneurs

Introducing the 2023-2024 Zell Entrepreneurs

We're excited to introduce a dynamic lineup of Zell Entrepreneurs, handpicked for the 2023-2024 year. This impressive group of nine students serves as a testament to the remarkable innovation taking place within the entrepreneurial landscape at the University of...

2023 VCIC Global Finals First Place Win

2023 VCIC Global Finals First Place Win

Congratulations to the University of Michigan undergraduate team that won first place in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) Global Finals hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on Saturday, April 1. The team earned their spot in the VCIC Global...

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...