Campus Partners

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  1. Alumni Association

    The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan supports U-M alumni entrepreneurs and connects U-M student and alumni entrepreneurs to one another. AAUM hosts alumni entrepreneur themed events in cities across the U.S. and highlights U-M entrepreneurs in our publications.

  2. Business + Impact at Ross

    The Business + Impact at Ross prepares and inspires leaders to tackle complex social challenges. Students in Ross’s programs receive support to start social ventures, and collaborate with mission-driven organizations across sectors to develop innovative solutions to pressing social challenges.

  3. Business Engagement Center

    The BEC connects organizations with the remarkable talent at the University of Michigan for mutually beneficial partnerships. BEC links the world’s brightest minds with the world’s greatest companies, sparking innovation and change through collaboration on research projects, campus recruiting and philanthropic endeavors.

  4. Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CFE offers learning experiences to U-M students and faculty through programs designed to teach the skills needed to successfully translate projects and ideas into real-world applications, helping individuals become better prepared  to solve problems in any organization, or entrepreneurial endeavor.

  5. Center for Socially Engaged Design

    This center provides students with novel educational resources and empowers them with the skills needed to design technology that is good for the world.

  6. Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance

    CVP oversees the financial component of entrepreneurial studies at the Ross School of Business. Dedicated to the application and dissemination of knowledge and the creation of value through financing entrepreneurship, CVP is open to U-M students from all units and levels.

  7. Desai Accelerator

    A collaborative effort between the Ross School’s Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering, the Accelerator is a program that helps entrepreneurs take early-stage ventures to external-funding readiness by leveraging U-M’s expansive network of people and resources.

  8. Fast Forward Medical Innovation

    FFMI offers resources and support to biomedical researchers at the U-M and across the state, providing groundbreaking funding programs, dynamic educational offerings and deep industry connections to help researchers navigate the road to successful innovation and commercialization.

  9. Innovate Blue – Campus-Wide Entrepreneurship Minor

    Innovate Blue administers a minor in entrepreneurship that gives students the skills and experience needed to translate ideas into real impact. This highly immersive academic program teaches students to be effective leaders with the confidence to be entrepreneurial through engaged learning coursework and practical experiences.

  10. Innovation in Action

    Innovation in Action equips students to address complex problems through the lens of public health & education.

  11. Office of Technology Transfer

    Tech Transfer commercializes U-M research discoveries, encouraging licensing and deployment with existing businesses and newly formed U-M startups.

  12. optiMize

    The student-driven optiMize program is a unique partnership between the College of LSA and the optiMize student group that helps turn ideas into impact through a 6-month program, and seed-funds $200,000 to student teams every summer.



  13. School of Music, Theatre & Dance: Excel Lab and Career Center

    SMTD empowers  entrepreneurial students through EXCEL, one of the most comprehensive performing arts career development and entrepreneurship programs in the nation. EXCEL catalyzes success for U-M SMTD students and alumni through courses, internships, workshops, mentoring and $100,000 in annual student project and venture funding.

  14. TechArb Student Venture Accelerator

    TechArb Student Venture Accelerator serves as the training ground for University of Michigan students to become tomorrow’s leading entrepreneurs. Portfolio companies receive exclusive access to a dedicated workspace, material support, tailored programming, expert mentors, and a community of like-minded, high-achieving peers. These resources comprise a critical component of entrepreneurial education, empowering students to take their classroom learning and put it into practice for real-world impact.

  15. Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program

    ZEAL offers Michigan Law students, the University, and the entrepreneurial and business community a variety of programs that build on the resources of one of the world’s top-tier law schools.

  16. Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

    The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities including academics, student-led investment funds, symposium, competitions and global community outreach.