Assembled here are some great university links to resources
to help you start, grow, and manage the business of your dreams.
Resources for Alumni & Startups
The Kresge library offers alumni support and access to databases as well as an entrepreneurial studies page of resource links to databases for students. There are a number of databases that can be accessed by alumni as well as students to assist with research. The librarians can work as your primary contact for the entire Michigan library system including Law, Medical, Engineering, Public Health, and will make introductions to other resources when appropriate.
Office of Career Development
The Office of Career Development coordinates recruiting and career placement activities for Ross School of Business graduates - leaders with the integrated skills and knowledge to make exceptional contributions in a demanding business environment. LaunchRock
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University of Michigan
The Center for Entrepreneurship is a space where faculty, students
and staff can find the resources, expertise and environment
that empower and inspire them to transform innovative ideas
into rewarding ventures which have value for individuals, society
and the business community.
Entrepreneur and Venture Club
The Entrepreneur and Venture Club is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate University of Michigan Business School students that are dedicated to furthering their educational and professional goals as prospective entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Club facilitated workshops, training sessions, and guest speakers provide members with the tools and insight necessary for bringing new ideas to fruition and taking ownership in their development. Entrepalooza kicks off the academic year, offering EVC members outstanding networking opportunities with potential employers and entrepreneurial alumni.
The High Tech Club is the catalyst to provide MBAs with a forum to develop the necessary skills to succeed in the high-tech industry. The scope of the Club is broad and includes internet, hardware, telecommunications, and software, as well as the functional areas like strategic planning, business development, marketing, and finance. Through such events as the West Coast Forum, DELL Case Competition, and FuturTech Forum, the Club provides members and recruiters with an opportunity to interact and discuss the technologies and industries that are changing the rules of business.
The College of Engineering-based MPowered membership is comprised
of both undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of
Schools and disciplines at the University including Business,
Law, Medicine, Economics, Humanities, Science, Architecture,
Information, and the Arts. The club hosts events including a
fall Entrepreneurial Job Fair which showcases high-tech, high-growth
start-up companies and businesses.
of Technology Transfer
U-M Tech Transfer is the University organization responsible
for the transfer of University technology to the marketplace,
and offers a full set of services to ensure effective technology
transfer. The organization consists of a central Office of Technology
Transfer and two satellite offices in the Medical School and
the College of Engineering. All three offices work closely together
to provide responsive, professional service to their inventors
and industry partners.
Medical Innovation Center
The Medical Innovation Center (MIC) fosters innovation and enables new medical technologies by integrating clinicians, scientists, dentists, engineers, and business professionals through education and research to, ultimately, improve health.
As part of its mission, MIC assists with creating multidisciplinary teams from the Schools of Medicine, Business, Dentistry, Art and Design, and the College of Engineering that will participate in cutting-edge health innovation; fostering dynamic relationships with industry that will accelerate technology commercialization; and providing access to mentors to train and inspire new innovators.
University of Michigan
The site highlights the University's economic development and
tech transfer activities and entrepreneurial ventures among
faculty giving potential business partners a robust source of
information about university resources including the U-M Business
Engagement Center. The site also provides news releases and
media coverage about the university's economic development initiatives,
and provides resources in the form of links to annual reports,
publications, research institutes, and economic development