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Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 12:04 p.m.

University of Michigan Startup Interactive will showcase student entrepreneurs Thursday night

By Ben Freed

University of Michigan’s major entrepreneurship departments are getting together for an informal celebration of student startups Thursday night at the Law School.

The Zell Lurie Institute in the Ross School of Business, the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering and the Zell Entrepreneurship and Law program are co-hosting U-M Startup Interactive from 5 to 7 p.m.


U-M student and MyFab5 co-founder Calvin Schemanski shows off his startup's website at a previous student showcase at TechArb.

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"To produce a great entrepreneurial program it's important to incorporate different perspectives and the expertise across campus. In our experience, programs are stronger and have the ability to reach more people when we partner with peer organizations," Center for Entrepreneurship executive director Doug Neal said in a news release.

The program will include a showcase of student-led tech startups as well as a “pitch karaoke” that will give people a chance to pitch ideas or ventures to attendees. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan startup community will also have a chance to network and “leave their mark” on a startup wall at the event.

The UM Startup Interactive will be in Hutchins Hall of Aikens Commons at 625 S. State St. attendees are encouraged to RSVP here.

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Chase Ingersoll

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 4:32 p.m.

Fix the: attendees are encouraged to RSVP here. link please.

Ben Freed

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 4:43 p.m.

It's been fixed. Apologies for the broken link.