The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is celebrating its 10th year. Here’s Business Review’s list of the institute’s top 5 culture-changing influences:
Investment: The institute’s newest venture capital effort, the Social Venture Fund, adds to its existing student-led VC funds: the $3.5 million Wolverine Venture Fund and $500,000 Frankel Commercialization Fund. The funds invest in local tech businesses.
Culture: The business school’s decision to highlight entrepreneurship as a core value of its classwork is critical to future leadership of Michigan.
Interconnectedness: Collaborating with the College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship in one example.
Student startups: More than $1.2 million has been awarded to student entrepreneurs through various business plan competitions.
Internships: More than 200 students have received internships at tech companies or venture capital firms through the Marcel Gani Internship Program.
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