Message from
Samuel Zell
Chairman Equity Group Investments

Message from
Thomas C. Kinnear
Executive Director

Message from
David J. Brophy
Director, Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance

Message from
Alison Davis-Blake
Edward J. Frey Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business









Top-Ranked Zell Lurie Institute Raises the Bar of Excellence on Entrepreneurship Education
No.2 Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship

Timothy Faley, Managing Director

Mayleben Family Venture Shaping Grants 'Shape-Up' New Ventures


Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program Creates Entrepreneurial Synergy


Social Venture Fund Breaks New Ground in Impact Investing


Social Venture Fund Makes Two Historic Investments

Seth Greenberg, MBA '12; Emily Airey, MBA '12; Daniel Reyes, MBA '12

Bridging Careers and Breaking Into Venture-Capital Investing

Michael Johnson,
MBA/MD '11, MIC Fellow '12
Associate, Flagship Ventures

Modernizing Rwanda's Health-Care System

Daniel Bickley, MD/MBA '13

Well-Resourced Programming Fires Up Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Ann-Li Cooke, MBA; Mike Cooke, MBA/MSE '12; Mitch Mondry, BA '82, MBA/JD '86

Student Start-Up Turns Health-Empowerment Passion Into Profits

Daniel Morse, BBA '13 CEO and Founder The Beet Box

New Student Venture Hits an Entrepreneurial Home Run

Josh Smith, MBA/MSI '13

Gift Funds Next Step in Transforming Good Ideas Into Great Companies

Tim M. Mayleben, BBA '8; Dawn Evans

Two Executive MBA Graduates
Fashion a Successful E-Commerce Business

Erin Lewis, EMBA '12; Judy Skiles Lavers, EMBA '11

Advancing Start-Ups in a Global Setting

Joseph ("JD") Brannock, MBA '13

Entrepreneurial Map Team
Advances a Green-Tech Start-Up

Jonathan Lim, MBA '13

Building a Successful Venture-Investing Career

Jason Lettmann, MBA '06

Wolverine Venture Fund Scales Up Venture-Capital Investment

Nicholas Douville, MD/Ph.D. '14

MBA Graduate Pursues Idea to
Democratize Consumer Credit

Rakshit Mehta, MBA '12

Recruiting Entrepreneurial Talent

John Higgins, BBA/MAcc '95

Professor-Emeritus LaRue Hosmer Reflects on Laying the Cornerstone of Entrepreneurship Education

LaRue Hosmer

Gift Jump-Starts Ideas for New Ventures

Mark Petroff, Evening MBA '98

Zell Lurie Institute 2012 Milestones

Zell Lurie Institute Advisory
Board & Staff