Zell Lurie Institute

The Zell Lurie Institute provides access to capital, competitions, entrepreneurial networks, and other means of significant support and resources allowing students to take the knowledge learned in the classroom, and launch a new venture while earning their undergraduate or graduate degree.

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No. 1 Ranking for U-M Entrepreneurship Program

The University of Michigan captured the #1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs ranking list for the first time.

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The Promise and Peril of a Star CEO

Star CEOs can be good for companies, providing social proof that their firm is a high quality place and making it easier to attract capital and talent. But they can also be dangerous.

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UM Fund Invests $100,000 in Plant-Based Jerky

The Zell Lurie Founders Fund at the University of Michigan announced Wednesday morning that it has made a seed investment of $100,000 in Chicago-based Mindwell Snacks LLC, which makes and markets jerky made from plants.

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Leaders in Entrepreneurship Education

The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, symposium, competitions, and global community outreach. The Institute is the foremost resource for students and alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers.

The Institute’s innovative approach to experiential learning - combined with the business school's traditional management excellence - encourages and nurtures students exploring entrepreneurial careers to succeed, autonomously or in a corporate setting, as leaders for new venture creation and growth.

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The Empowerment Plan (D): Supply Chain Management at a Manufacturing Nonprofit
This case (Case D) is part of a series of four integrated cases about The Empowerment Plan (TEP), a Detroit-based nonprofit that worked to break the cycle of homelessness through…
Publication Date: 06/03/2019 Product ID: 1-229-142
$3.95
The Empowerment Plan (C): Generating Persuasive Communications to Raise Funds in a Nonprofit Startup Organization
This case (Case C) is part of a series of four integrated cases about The Empowerment Plan (TEP), a Detroit-based nonprofit that worked to break the cycle of homelessness through…
Publication Date: 06/03/2019 Product ID: 6-993-398
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The Empowerment Plan (B): Developing Legal Structures for Growth at a Nonprofit Organization
This case (Case B) is part of a series of four integrated cases about The Empowerment Plan (TEP), a Detroit-based nonprofit that worked to break the cycle of homelessness through…
Publication Date: 06/03/2019 Product ID: 4-226-073
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The Empowerment Plan (A): Providing Employment to Homeless Populations in Detroit
This case (Case A) is part of a series of four integrated cases about The Empowerment Plan (TEP), a Detroit-based nonprofit that worked to break the cycle of homelessness through…
Publication Date: 06/03/2019 Product ID: 8-475-299
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How Much and From Whom? An Exercise in Seed-Stage Financing
The founders of start-up biotech company Chiral Intermediates have an important decision to make. How much money to raise? When? And from what kinds of funding sources? This exercise walks…
Publication Date: 03/29/2011 Product ID: 1-429-165
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Note on the Venture Value Chain: A Conceptual Framework for Building Successful New Businesses
This note introduces the Value Venture Chain (VVC) model, which applies the paradigm of the value chain, well-accepted in other industries, to the process of conceptualizing, funding and building new…
Publication Date: 02/01/2009 Product ID: 1-428-793
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Note on Building Shareholder Value by Commercializing Corporate Innovation
The vast majority of all viable new inventions or business ideas never make it to market. Innovations developed by corporations, in particular, appear to fail to reach their potential. This…
Publication Date: 02/01/2009 Product ID: 1-428-786
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Note on Business Model Innovation: It Can Be as Critical to New-Business Success as Technology Innovation
Surprisingly, the dominant competitor that eventually surfaces in many industries does not garner its sustainable competitive advantage through the expected paths of either technological or product innovation, on the one…
Publication Date: 02/27/2009 Product ID: 1-428-784
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Raising Money? Better Have an Investment Thesis and Be Able to Pitch It!
“Raising Money?” is an exercise for developing an effective investment thesis for raising capital. When raising capital, entrepreneurs or companies at any stage of growth need to tailor their proposal,…
Publication Date: 12/18/2013 Product ID: 1-429-368
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The Launch Lens: 12 Questions to Bring Any New Business Idea into Clear Focus
This note provides a framework for evaluating new business concepts. It is part of the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course.…
Publication Date: 10/12/2011 Product ID: 1-429-186
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