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Entrepalooza 2013 will be held September 19 & 20 at Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium. Event information and registration link will be posted here soon.
Last Year's Event:
Entrepalooza 2012: Innovation in Many Forms
September 20 & 21 - Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium
View the 2012 agenda at: www.epalooza.bus.umich.edu
Join us! The 2012 public symposium is expected to bring together 300 attendees comprised of students and members of the business community. The symposium serves as an excellent platform for the free exchange of new venture ideas and the atmosphere thrives with valuable relationship and networking, offering access to leading entrepreneurs. The symposium is presented by the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business and the Entrepreneur & Venture Club.
Thursday, September 20
6:00-8:00 p.m. - EVC Business Concept Competition
The five teams selected to present will be announced. Each team will give a three-minute pitch and then a panel of professional judges will conduct a three-minute question and answer session. The winning team will receive $500 and automatic advancement to the Venture Shaping round in Zell Lurie's Dare to Dream grant program. The runner-up will receive a private coaching session with the Venture Capitalists to further their idea.
Friday, September 21
9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Presentation of the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year
Thomas Kinnear, Executive Director, Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
9:15 a.m. - Keynote Speaker "Be More"
Anil Arora (MBA '84), President & CEO, Yodlee
Arora will tell the story of leading Yodlee from 10 employees in 2000 to becoming one of the leading financial services companies in the country today, bridging the brick-and-mortar and online worlds to deliver richer, more personalized products and services to banking customers everywhere.
10:25 - 11:45 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Repeating) - Panel Discussion Topics
- Startups: Successes and Failures (R2210)
- Innovating in Corporations (R2220)
- Financing Your New Venture (R2230)
- Launching While at School (R2240)
Afterwards, U-M students are invited to a 'Lunch & Learn' Networking Session to meet with entrepreneurs and investors for round table discussions on entrepreneurial topics. Lunch will be provided in the Colloquium.