Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Information is broadly defined and applicable to students in all specializations and degree programs. In part, it's about how you think about and solve problems and how you can use that knowledge in all that you do, in all of your classes.

UMSI Entrepreneurship Program

The UMSI Entrepreneurship Program was founded in 2014 and is led by Nancy Benovich Gilby, Ehrenberg Director of Entrepreneurship. We are a community that empowers students to develop their entrepreneurial skills to turn ideas into impact. We are united by our passion for the fundamental intertwining of people information and technology, and strengthened by our diverse backgrounds. We create learning experiences for students to explore entrepreneurship in ways that they find relevant, and inspire creativity, confidence, and resilience.

Building skills, bringing them back

The program sponsors annual Startup Treks to visit major innovation centers across the country. Students get the opportunity to network, receive mentorship from successful leaders, and build their own entrepreneurial skills.

Passion-led projects

We believe that the best way to develop entrepreneurial skills is to apply them to something you're passionate about. That's why we've made it our big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) to inspire and support every student to participate in at least one passion-led, self-driven innovation project during their tenure at UMSI.