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  Could virtual guidance counselor pay off for U-M venture fund? (April 26, 2013)
  Biz leaders applaud departing UM president for local impact
  Crain's Detroit Business (April 24, 2013)
  Work Hard, Be Happy -- At Work
  Huffington Post (April 22, 2013)
  U-M's Student-Led Social Venture Fund Invests in Mytonomy
  Xconomy (April 22, 2013) 
  East Liberty Still Suffering from Loss of Borders
  The Michigan Daily (April 16, 2013)
  Q&A: David Brophy, University of Michigan (Michigan Growth Capital Symposium) 
  MBiz (April 15, 2013)
  Why Web Companies Have Trouble Making Money
  Inc. (March 26, 2013)
  I Learned Every Secret Of Leadership By Playing In A Rock Band 
  Business Insider (March 11, 2013) 
  More than $110,000 awarded to Michigan student startups through business competitions (March 1, 2013) 
  U-M student-led EXO Dynamics scores $15K in seed capital 
  Concentrate Media (February 27, 2013) 
  More than $100,000 awarded to U-M student entrepreneurs 
  Record Update (February 26, 2013) 
  Understand Your Context 
  Wall Street Journal (February 25, 2013) 
  Schools think too narrowly on entrepreneurship 
  Financial Times (February 24, 2013)  
  University of Michigan's student-led Frankel Fund leads $600,000 investment round (February 15, 2013) 
  Fusion Coolant Heats Up With $600K in Series A
  PitchBook (January 17, 2013) 
  Venture Capital Deals, Fusion Coolant/Frankel Fund 
  CNN Money (January 16, 2013) 
  Laser Maker NLight Bags University of Michigan Spinoff Arbor Photonics 
  Dow Jones Venture Wire (January 14, 2013) 
  UMís Frankel Fund Leads Portfolio Company To Acquisition 
  CBS Detroit (January 14, 2013) 
  Want Venture Capital Funding? Hereís How 
  Forbes (November 24, 2012) 
  MBA Student Profile: Entrepreneuring at the Zell Lurie Institute 
  NerdWallet (November 6, 2012) 
  Dare to Dream grants send $28.5K in seed capital to U-M start-ups 
  Concentrate (October 24, 2012) 
  Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired 
  Inc. (September 12, 2012) 
  Socially Conscious VC Fund at UM Invests in First Two Companies 
  Crainís Detroit Business (July 22, 2012) 
  UMís Student-Led Social Venture Fund Makes Second Investment This Year 
  CBS Detroit (July 9, 2012) 
  Jack and Jake's Financed by UMich Student-Led Fund 
  Dow Jones (July 9, 2012) 
  Student-run Wolverine Venture Fund invests in hearing aid company Sonitus Medical (June 4, 2012) 
  Michigan students Ďplay VCí in a $25M biotech round
  VentureBeat (May 31, 2012) 
  MI Growth Capital Symposium leverages tech from A2's CrowdJuice 
  Concentrate (May 9, 2012) 
  Facebook's Flawed Model is a Gamble on Potential 
  City A.M. (May 8, 2012) 
  Facebook IPO: Who will be the biggest sellers?
  Washington Post (May 4, 2012) 
B-School Highlights: March 2
  BusinessWeek (March 2, 2012)
Fashion Forward Maternity Wins Michigan Business Challenge
  Metromode (March 1, 2012)
U-M Business Competition Awards $90K to Student Startups
  Xconomy (March 1, 2012)

Thoughts From Ann Arbor

  IA Ventures (February 26, 2012)

Facebook behind budget on Q1 ad revenue, sources say

  VentureBeat (February 23, 2012)
School's Zell Lurie Institute Gives $90,000 to Student Start-ups (February 22, 2012)
U-M Business School Awards $90,000 to Startups
  Crain's Detroit Business (February 20, 2012)
Xconomist of the Week: Tim Mayleben on Building University Startups
  Xconomy (February 9, 2012)
Entrepreneurs are Only Taught Half the Lesson
  Financial Times (February 6, 2012)
The Case for Clustering
  Environmental Finance (February 5, 2012)
Facebook worth $94 billion private market says
  Venturebeat (February 3, 2012)
What Facebook Isn't Telling You About Its Risky Ad Business
  Venturebeat (February 2, 2012)
Facebook Valuation: We Don't Know What We Don't Know (February 2, 2012)
Facebook offers plenty of reasons not to like its shares (February 1, 2012)
High-Tech Laser Firm Wins Midyear GLEQ Top Tech Award
  CBS Detroit (January 31, 2012)

Bain Delivered Domino's Turnaround


The Detroit News (January 27, 2012)

Ann Arbor entrepreneur funds program to help U-M students evaluate business ideas (January 27, 2012)
Ted Doan Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship
  VentureLink, U-M Office of Technology Transfer (January 27, 2012)
Latest closure highlights struggle of East Liberty Street stores
  Michigan Daily (January 22, 2012)
Waste-to-energy startup puts prize-winning plan to real-life test

Crain's Detroit Business (January 22, 2012)


Michigan Business Challenge Competition Attracts 45 Teams


Concentrate (January 18, 2012)

UM's Ross School to Launch New Venture Program

CBS Detroit (January 12, 2012)

VC Reveals Everything You Need To Do To Land Investors for Your Startup (December 21, 2011)
Leaders of Entrepreneurial Programs From MI Universities Gather
  Xconomy (December 13, 2011)
UM Ross School of Business, MSU Broad College of Business Launch Michigan Entrepreneurship Education Leaders Forum
  CBS Detroit (December 13, 2011)
So, Is There Another Tech Bubble or Not? (December 8, 2011)
Michigan Business Challenge to Fund Student Entrepreneur Programs
  Michigan Daily (December 8, 2011)
Strong Team Critical to Business Plan Competition Success (December 8, 2011)
U-M Competition Helps Earliest Stage Startups Refine Business Models
  Xconomy (December 2, 2011)

Pfizer Lipitor Sales are Threatened by Ranbaxy Generic Copy


Bloomberg Businessweek (December 1, 2011)


Movin' up with downloads - Investors sign on as app market grows

  Crain's Detroit Business (November 27, 2011)
UM's Zell Lurie Institute Seeks Ventures for Annual Michigan Business Challenge
  CBS Detroit (November 9, 2011)
Could Detroit Become the Silicon Valley of Social Entrepreneurship?
  Xconomy (November 7, 2011)
Big-Name Drugs are Falling off the 'Patent Cliff'
  NPR "Morning Edition" (October 24, 2011)

U-M’s Faley on Entrepreneurial Programs’ Explosive Growth, and Ending the Midwestern Shame Game


Xconomy (September 23, 2011)


University of Michigan entrepreneurship program is No. 5 in nation, magazine says

  Crain's Detroit Business (September 20, 2011)
Keywell's Key Proverbs (It's About Winning or Learning) (September 19, 2011)
Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell at U-M: Government should 'get out of the way' of entrepreneurs (September 16, 2011)
Filling the VC void: Small funds meet big need for startups
  Crain's Detroit Business (September 11, 2011)
'U' to offer new masters degree in entrepreneurship
  The Michigan Daily (July 30, 2011)
"Tech startup Are You a Human gets funding, plans move to Detroit"

Crain's Detroit Business (July 26, 2011)

"New Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship Leverages Know-How from Two Top Schools"
  U-M Record Update (July 22, 2011)
"Suitors a good fit for Borders; Either could help ease bookseller's issues, experts say"
  The Detroit News (June 20, 2011)
"InPore Switches Gears; Michigan State University Startup Now Targets Flame Retardants Instead of Wind Turbines"
  Xconomy (June 20, 2011)
"Zell Institute Portfolio Company Files S-1; First IPO Designate in Funds Batch at MBA School" (June 2, 2011)
"Growth Capital Symposium Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Long Record of Success" (May 12, 2011)
"Michigan's best business ideas at UM VC event"
  GLITR/  (May 12, 2011)
"Whatever happened to Michigan Hightech IPOs?"

Xconomy (May 12, 2011)

"Top 5 wishes for Michigan's venture capital industry on conference's 30th anniversary" (May 11, 2011)
"Angel Investing - Prepare for near death experiences and to write more checks Big Bucks, High Tech"
  Crain's Detroit Business (May 11, 2011)
"IntelePeer IPO could Provide Windfall to EDF Ventures and U-M Wolverine Fund" 
  Xconomy (May 11, 2011)
"Michigan's Best Business Ideas at UM VC Event" (May 11, 2011)
"Ann Arbor Startup Turning Wind, Water Into Power" (May 4, 2011)
"Stationary wind energy device startup Accio Energy lands $1.9 million in venture capital" (May 2, 2011)
"Wind startup lands $1.9M"

Crain's Detroit Business (May 1, 2011)


"VC Forum's Pitching Roster Features 2 Biotech Aces"


Crain's Detroit Business (May 1, 2011)

"Budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas at showcase"
  Ann Arbor Journal (April 30, 2011)
"U-M Spinout MEMStim Seeks Its Fortune In Neurostimulation Devices"
  Xconomy (April 27, 2011)
"David Brophy and the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium: A 30-Year-Old Growth Story"
  Xconomy (April 27, 2011)
"Investors, entrepreneurs to mix at U-M's Michigan Growth Capital Symposium"
  Concentrate Media (April 27, 2011)
"UM Student Startups Excel at Rice University Competition" (April 19, 2011)


"Eminent Technology, Clean Energy Investors Headline Michigan Growth Capital Symposium" (April 19, 2011)

"Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Creates Investment and Growth Opportunities for Startups Across Midwest"
  USA Today (April 4, 2011)

"Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Fosters University Startups" (March 29, 2011)


"U-M Student Start-ups Rake in $106,000 in Seed Capital Grants"


Concentrate (March 23, 2011)


"UM Growth Capital Symposium Sets Program, Calls For Companies"


CBS Local (March 9, 2011)


"The Race to be the World's Top Cleantech Innovator" (March 8, 2011)


"Ann Arbor Startup June Energy developing portable solar panel device for use in the Third World" (February 27, 2011)
"UM Gives Students $106,300 in Startup Grant Programs"
  CBS Local (February 22, 2011)
"Zell Lurie Institute Awards $106,300 to Student Startups"
  U-M RecordUpdate (Feb. 23, 2011)
"New Enterprise Forum Marks 25th Anniversary of influencing, assisting Ann Arbor entrepreneurs" (Feb. 17, 2011)

"My Story: From Google to Michigan for an MBA"


Poets&Quants (Feb. 16, 2011)


"Investors: New Venture Capital Fund Will Boost Michigan Entrepreneurs Despite Occasional Disappointments" (February 15, 2011)
"Innovation is how we make our living. Is China Buying?"
  Reuter's Entrepreneurial Blog (February 14, 2011 )
"In Southeast Michigan, Keeping Young Talent in the State a Constant Challenge"
  Xconomy (February 14, 2011)

"More Companies Push Sustainability, but Usually not for Climate Reasons -- Study"

  ClimateWire (February 11, 2011)
"Michigan Innovation: Public invited to watch young entrepreneurs compete at U-M's Michigan Business Challenge" (February 10, 2011)

"Medical Device, Renewable Energy, and Web Services Venture Named Among Semi-Finalists in Zell Lurie Institute's Annual Michigan Business Challenge"

  CNBC, USA Today (February 8, 2011)

"Emerging Trends in Clean Tech Shift Industry Focus"


Dividend (January 17, 2011)

"How to Buy Shares of Facebook"

SmartMoney (January 5, 2011)


"Securing Financing in 2011: No Walk in the Park" (January 4, 2011)


"Seeking the next Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook-style startup at the University of Michigan" (January 2, 2011)
"For Entrepreneurship Leaders at U-M, a Balance Between Teaching Innovation and Capitalizing On It"
  Xconomy (December 8, 2010)
"Ambiq Micro to Move from Michigan, Says Talent is in Texas"
  Xconomy (November 13, 2010)
"University of Michigan microcontroller startup leaving Michigan for Texas" (November 12, 2010)
"Ambiq Micro Closes $2.4 Million Seed Round for Efficient Micro-Controllers" (November 9, 2010)
"U-M's Dare to Dream program awards another $40K to student start-ups!"
  Concentrate (October 20, 2010)

"UM Awards $40k to Student Entrepreneurs"


CBS Local (October 12, 2010)


"U-M Ross School of Biz starts Social Venture Fund"

  Concentrate (September 29, 2010)
"University of Michigan Social Venture Fund Comes Out of Stealth, Aims to Invest in Companies at the Nexus of Public and Private"
  Xconomy (September 27, 2010)

"UM Launches Social Venture Fund"


Crain's Detroit Business (September 22, 2010)


"Growing Pains for Social Entrepreneurs"

  MSN on Main (September 21, 2010)
"UMich Students Lead New Social Venture Fund"
  Venture Wire (September 21, 2010)
"Michigan Venture Funds: A List of Recent Closings and Firms Raising Money Now"
  Xconomy (September 21, 2010)
"A Death Knell for PE and VC?" (September 21, 2010)
"College Showdown: Two Schools Face Off...To Invest Responsibly"
  Wall Street Journal Blogs (September 21, 2010)
"University of Michigan Students Start National's First Venture Capital Fund for Social Benefits" (September 21, 2010)
"UM's Zell Lurie Launches Social Venture Fund"
  WWJ/GLITR (September 20, 2010)

"University of Michigan's Entrepalooza Symposium Next Week"


Crain's Detroit Business (September 10, 2010)


"Why Business Owners Are Heading Back to Campus"


Entrepreneur (September 7, 2010)

"Pistons suitor Gores has Motown drive"

Detroit Free Press (September 6, 2010)


"Ann Arborites return to launch Resonant Venture Partners"

  Concentrate (September 1, 2010)
“University of Michigan Frankel Fund Invests in Ambiq Micro”

Dow Jones (September 1, 2010)

“Student Fund at UM’s Ross School of Business Invests in Ambiq Micro”
  Crain's Detroit Business (September 1, 2010)
“UM Frankel Fund Invests in Ambiq Micro”
  WWJ/Great Lakes IT Report (GLITR) (September 1, 2010)
“Microprocessor startup Ambiq Micro lands investment from University of Michigan” (September 1, 2010)
“Ambiq Micro Wins Investment from Michigan’s Student-Run Frankel Commercialization Fund”
  Xconomy (September 1, 2010)
“Fund Invests in Microprocessors”
  Detroit Free Press (September 1, 2010)
"Genzyme’s Termeer, Biotechnology Pioneer, May Sell"

BusinessWeek (September 1, 2010)

"Duo brings ‘new energy' to VC"

Crain's Detroit Business (August 29, 2010)

"U of Michigan MBA grads launch fund for life science start-ups"
  MedCity News (August 27, 2010)
“New Ann Arbor venture capital firm invests in computer security startup”

Crain’s Detroit Business (August 25, 2010)


“New Ann Arbor Firm, Resonant Venture Partners, Hopes to Team Up with Coastal VCs on Michigan Investments”

  Xconomy (August 25, 2010)
“Resonant Makes First Investment As It Raises Its Debut Fund”

Dow Jones (August 25, 2010)

“Resonant Plants New Seed Fund in Michigan”

TechCrunch (August 25, 2010)

“2 Michiganders form venture capital firm in Ann Arbor”

Detroit Free Press (August 25, 2010)

“New VC Firm Launches, Names First Investment”

Great Lakes IT Report (GLITR) (August 25, 2010)

"Which way out?"

The Deal Magazine (August 13, 2010)


"Oil Spilled, While No One Responded"
Michigan Radio (July 29, 2010)


"Wolverine Venture Fund: Investing Real Money in Companies"
Private Equity Week, peHUB Wire (July 1, 2010)

"Finding a Clean Exit"
Corp! Magazine (July 1, 2010)
"At Michigan’s Wolverine Venture Fund, Students Learn Via Reality VC"
Xconomy (June 9, 2010)
"University of Michigan Student Fund Backed Delphinus in Series"
Dow Jones VentureWire (June 4, 2010)
"Unfiltered: David J. Brophy On Seeding Startups in Michigan"
Time (May 5, 2010)
"Growth Capital Symposium brings investors, entrepreneurs together"
Crain’s Detroit Business (April 28, 2010)
"From Rust to High-Tech, Michigan Looks to Change"
The Wall Street Journal (April 27, 2010)
"Forget the Valley: Investors Flock to Surprising Locales for Deals"
Corp! Magazine (April 16, 2010)
"U-M students turn Green Silane into award-winning start-up"
Concentrate (March 17, 2010)
"With Jobs Scarce, MBAs Create Their Own"
Business Week (March 11, 2010)
"Entrepreneurial Spirit Soars on B-School Campuses"
Business Week (March 11, 2010)
"Michigan Growth Capital Symposium planned for May 11-12 in Ypsilanti"
Crain’s Detroit Business (March 9, 2010)
"Making Entrepreneurism Real – Zell Lurie Institute brings reality to an entrepreneurial curriculum"
Corp! (March 4, 2010)
"U-M student start-ups take 98K from Mich Biz Competition"
Concentrate (March 3, 2010)
"UM announces winner of student business plan competition"
Crain’s Detroit Business (February 25, 2010)
"Microchip Technology Wins Michigan Business Challenge"
The New York Times (February 23, 2010)
"Ann Arbor’s Mobius Bought Out, A Win For UM Student VC Fund"
GLITR (February 23, 2010)
"Students, small-biz entrepreneurs learn from each other"
Crain’s Detroit Business (February 14, 2010)
"What weak IPOs say about bull market"
Associated Press (February 5, 2010)
"Stalled Health Care Bill Leaves Drug Makers in Regulatory Limbo"
New York Times (February 4, 2010)
"Getting word out, scales are obstacles for software startup"
Reuters (February 2, 2010)
"No secrets: Businesses find it pays to open books to employees"
Crain’s Detroit Business (January 18, 2010)
"Top 10 cleantech universities in the U.S. for 2010" (January 4, 2010)
"Entrepreneurship thrives in business school and beyond at U-M"
University Record (December 18, 2009)
"Will importing drugs save U.S. costs?"
Marketplace (December 16, 2009)
"Entrepreneurship thrives in business school and beyond at U-M"
University Record (December 18, 2009)
"Will importing drugs save U.S. costs?"
Marketplace (December 16, 2009)
"U-M’s Wolverine Venture Fund makes $2M from HandyLab sale"
Concentrate (December 2, 2009)
"Becton Dickinson Reveals $275M Price tag for HandyLab"
VentureWire (November 23, 2009)
"Wolverine Venture Fund scores $2 million in HandyLab sale"
Crain’s Detroit Business (November 20, 2009)
"Business Plan Competition Guide"
The New York Times (November 20, 2009)
"Introducing The Prize: On the B-Plan Circuit"
The New York Times (November 12, 2009)
"U-M Professor Brophy Given Lifetime Achievement Award By VC Group" (November 12, 2009)
“HandyLab’s acquisition shows power of early-stage venture capital investments”
Ann (October 29, 2009)
“Make Entrepreneurship a Business School Priority”
BusinessWeek (October 26, 2009)
  "HandyLab Sale to Becton Dickinson Bolsters Early Investors Faith, Coffers”
Dow Jones VentureWire (October 26, 2009)
“States eager to power up electric car-battery industry”
USA Today (October 19, 2009)
“Do entrepreneurs really need a business-school education?” (October 6, 2009)

“Michigan group courts homeland security to create jobs”
USA Today (August 28, 2009)


“Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition”
Business Week (June 29, 2009)


“How-to Bring Your Invention to Market” (May 20, 2009)

“Obama’s Green Light for Green Jobs; All that stimulus dough should make clean energy a fertile sector after the recession”
U.S. News & World Report (May 1, 2009)
“University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute Breaks New Ground With Clean Tech Venture Course”
AOL (March 24, 2009)
“Student VCs Give It The Old College Try”
The Wall Street Journal (March 12, 2009)
“Students Get Chance To Invest Like Pros”
The Wall Street Journal (September 17, 2008)
“It’s Back to Venture School For Some MBA Students”
Dow Jones Venture Wire (September 10, 2008)

"Environmental Operating Solutions Completes Final Tranche of Institutional Financing”
Dow Jones VentureWire (August 19, 2008)

“Private Equity’s Bog”
Newsweek (May 10, 2008)
"The 100-Page Start-Up Plan – Don’t Bother”
The Wall Street Journal (February 19, 2008)
“Starting up at Ross: Entrepreneurship studies a plus”
Business Week (April 10, 2008)
“Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown”
BusinessWeek (February 1, 2008)
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