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Entrepreneurship advising and resources

Entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of launching a business venture, but an innovator’s mindset and problem-solving skills can provide value to any workplace or societal change initiative. The entrepreneurship ecosystem at U-M fosters the essential knowledge and skills necessary to engage in making an impact in today’s ever-changing world.

UMSI supports students interested in pursuing their entrepreneurial endeavors as well as learning about entrepreneurship and innovation more broadly at U-M. Involvement in the entrepreneurship community at UMSI can help students gain critical problem-solving skills, improve adaptability and foster innovation.

Advising

The Engaged Learning Office (ELO) offers advising for UMSI students interested in exploring entrepreneurship and innovation at U-M. The University of Michigan is a top school for entrepreneurship, and there are many resources for aspiring entrepreneurs. Utilize advising to navigate the multitude of opportunities. Interested students should email umsi.engagement@umich.edu to set up an appointment for guidance on entrepreneurship resources at U-M.

U-M entrepreneurship ecosystem

The University of Michigan is ranked #1 in undergraduate entrepreneurship programs nationwide and among the top 10 for graduate programs. UMSI students interested in becoming involved in the U-M entrepreneurship ecosystem can explore the wealth of opportunities for engagement on Innovate Blue

Students can take classes as part of the entrepreneurship minor, participate in pitch competitions, gain mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and launch a business venture during their time at U-M. Examples of programs include Innovation in Action, the Michigan Business Challenge, the Entrepreneurs Leadership Program and the Learning Levers Prize.

When: All year, many formal programs start in the fall

Eligibility: All U-M undergraduate and graduate students

Interested in any of these programs? Email umsi.engagement@umich.edu