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Participating in the  MICHIGAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE and Other Business Plan Competitions October 5 and October 22, 2007
Overview of Presentation <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge, EVC Quick Pitch, Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest, intercolleg...
ZLI Activities for 2007-08 Frankel Commercialization Fund Wolverine Venture Fund Michigan Business Challenge & Intercolleg...
Business Development Mingle ‘n’ Match Executive Consulting Office Hours and Coaching Michigan Business Challenge & Interco...
2007-2008 Contests <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs from Fall B – February 15 </li></ul></ul...
Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Began in 1984 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting gifts from Millard Pryor and William Ha...
Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>3-month long, university-wide competition with 4 rounds of increasing intensity </li><...
Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Round 1 –  teams enter a coherent Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 minutes to...
Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Pryor Award for Best Business  $15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Runner-up $  5,000 </li></ul>...
MBC Schedule Overview <ul><li>November 16, 2007 –  Due:  Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>November 30 -  Round One </li...
MBC Process and Prize Awards Awards $40,000 $500 Summary Business Plan Market & Financials Round One: 3m pitch 3m Q&A Roun...
EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>University - wide, RSB   focus </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted by the EVC as part of FuturTech </li></ul>...
EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>3-minute pitch format </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses teams on messaging and delivery, not full plan </l...
EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>Awards vary from year to year </li></ul><ul><li>Winner receives auto-berth into the Wake Forest El...
EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>Early January - applications accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>usually one page summary  </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Seven years of operation </li></ul><ul><li>ZLI is a founding board member </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 teams have en...
Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest <ul><li>Links students to statewide network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes mentoring an...
<ul><li>Community based, statewide competitive format open to residents and students in Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Any hig...
Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest <ul><li>New Business Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Place: $5,000 cash, $2,500 in-kind...
<ul><li>Two cycles of competition: Fall and Spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 31 deadline for fall </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Intercollegiate BPCs <ul><li>Compete against students from universities all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of ti...
<ul><li>To be eligible for most competitions, teams must advance to Round Two of the Michigan Business Challenge </li></ul...
<ul><li>Vary from $10,000 cash to $100,000 investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards for runners-up and “special” interests ...
Intercollegiate BPCs   2004 2005 2006 2007 # of competitions 13 13 16 14 # of teams 12 12 15 11 # of students 29 41 34 32 ...
Why should you participate? <ul><li>Develop entrepreneurial skills and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Expand team and busine...
Why should you participate? <ul><li>Discover  an alternative career path </li></ul><ul><li>Prize money </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Why does ZLI bother? <ul><li>Demonstrates U-M and RSB as an entrepreneurial school </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights talent of ...
Why does ZLI bother? <ul><li>Keeps community links vibrant </li></ul><ul><li>Creates public relations opportunities for  U...
What to do now ? <ul><li>Attend November 1 st  evening session on preparing an effective executive summary </li></ul><ul><...
How do I find team members? <ul><li>Participate in the next Mingle ‘n’ Match on October 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Post on  iMpa...
Review of Presentation <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge, Quick Pitch, GLEQ, intercollegiate business plan competitions ...
Dare to Dream Comments <ul><li>Recipients were those who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided complete answers </li></ul></ul><...
Dare to Dream Opportunity Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas are NOT innovation </li></ul></ul><ul...
Dare to Dream Assessment Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor, overall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Dare to Dream Integration Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most were for products or features, not com...
<ul><li>Dare to Dream Grant Recipients </li></ul>
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant General Aerodynamics Helios James Cho
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Haniwa Raptor Security Systems David Gaucher and Quoc Luu
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Hearing Protection Indicator Robert Littrell
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant i2 Katie Miller
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Maxim Investments Maxim Yutsis
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Modern Portfolio Auctions Miles Putnam
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Second Eye Ted Way
Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant SensoWear Meghan Cuddihy and Edward Jan
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Audiallo Aaron Nelson
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant GIDEON Mark Birac and Ankit Shah
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Home Counting Brian Burstein and David Lorch
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Innovet Rohan Mendonza
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Indian Medical Group Sateesh Srinivasan and Sharad Gupta
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Neupharma Microdevices Cory Costley, Matt Gibson, and  John Seymour
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Productive Kitchens Babu Sambamoorthy and Israel Vicars
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Sustainable Food Service Mary Lemmer and Vanshika Vij
Dare to Dream Integration Grant Army Property Angelo Adams, Ambra Heard, Parren James, Ben Kozma, and Sherman Powell
Dare to Dream Integration Grant ePack Corps Jay Stewart Mitchell, Sang Woo Lee, and Akshai Rao
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant MSignS Michael Barfuss, Jason Gilbert, and Judy Yu
Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Slow Kitchen Post Robert Fetter
Questions?
Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
ZLI Activities for 2006-07 Frankel Fellows Program Wolverine Venture Fund Michigan Business Challenge & Intercollegiate Co...
When are they? <ul><li>MBC begins Fall B, runs through February </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Pitch in January </li></ul><ul><li...
When are they? <ul><li>History  </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Award </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Participating in the MICHIGAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE and Other Business Plan Competitions October 5 and October 22, 2007
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge, EVC Quick Pitch, Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest, intercollegiate business plan competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Why you should participate </li></ul><ul><li>Why ZLI encourages participation </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Dare to Dream grant recipients </li></ul>
  3. 3. ZLI Activities for 2007-08 Frankel Commercialization Fund Wolverine Venture Fund Michigan Business Challenge & Intercollegiate Competitions Entrepreneurial MAP domestic & international opportunities Marcel Gani Internship Program (includes self-hosted internships) Williamson CoE/RSB E-education Initiative Entrepreneurial Studies Courses Action-based Learning New Business Development Seminars ZLI Office Hours, Coaching and Executive Consulting Counseling Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Private Equity Conference Entrepalooza: Exploration of entrepreneurship across multiple industries and business stages Symposia/Events Zell and Mondry Entrepreneurial Scholarships Mingle ‘n’ Match Academics
  4. 4. Business Development Mingle ‘n’ Match Executive Consulting Office Hours and Coaching Michigan Business Challenge & Intercollegiate Competitions Potential Exits Market Information Financials Business Development Programs Business Development Seminars Development Growth Ideation Assessment Opportunity Identification Integration Launch & Acquisition Liquidity Feasibility Study Hypothesis Business Plan Executive Summary Elevator Pitch Building and Delivering an Investor Presentation Dare to Dream Grant Program Opportunity Integration Assessment
  5. 5. 2007-2008 Contests <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs from Fall B – February 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur and Venture Club’s (EVC) Quick Pitch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closely follows academic calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intercollegiate Competitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various weekends from February - May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Began in 1984 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting gifts from Millard Pryor and William Hale families. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Close to $500,000 in prize money has been awarded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Award money at each phase </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>3-month long, university-wide competition with 4 rounds of increasing intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate and undergraduate competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Judged by experienced entrepreneurs, service providers, and professional investors </li></ul>
  8. 8. Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Round 1 – teams enter a coherent Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 minutes to present, 3 minutes of Q/A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Round 2 – 16 teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market and Financial Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 minutes to present, 10 minutes of Q/A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semi-finals – 8 teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 minutes to present, 15 minutes of Q/A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finals – 4 teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 minute interactive session </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Michigan Business Challenge <ul><li>Pryor Award for Best Business $15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Runner-up $ 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Williamson Award for Outstanding Business and Engineering team $ 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Erb Sustainable Award $ 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Written Plan $ 2,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding Presentation (2) $ 2,500 </li></ul>
  10. 10. MBC Schedule Overview <ul><li>November 16, 2007 – Due: Executive Summary </li></ul><ul><li>November 30 - Round One </li></ul><ul><li>January 4, 2008 - Due: Seven-page market and financial overview. </li></ul><ul><li>January 11 - Round Two </li></ul><ul><li>February 1 – Due : 20-page plan with full financials. </li></ul><ul><li>February 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Morning - Semifinal Round </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afternoon - Final Round </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening - Award winning teams will be announced at a reception with the awardees of the Winter 2007 Dare to Dream Grant Program. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. MBC Process and Prize Awards Awards $40,000 $500 Summary Business Plan Market & Financials Round One: 3m pitch 3m Q&A Round Two: 7m pitch 10m Q&A Semifinals: 15m presentation 15m Q&A Finals: 3m pitch 27m discussion $300 $200 Pitch opportunity 1/12 1/5 12/1 11/10 2/16 2/16 2/2 FuturTech QuickPitch 1/26
  12. 12. EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>University - wide, RSB focus </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted by the EVC as part of FuturTech </li></ul><ul><li>Begun in 2001 at height of the “boom” </li></ul>
  13. 13. EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>3-minute pitch format </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses teams on messaging and delivery, not full plan </li></ul>
  14. 14. EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>Awards vary from year to year </li></ul><ul><li>Winner receives auto-berth into the Wake Forest Elevator competition </li></ul>
  15. 15. EVC Quick Pitch <ul><li>Early January - applications accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>usually one page summary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>January 22 - 8 to 12 participants selected and notified </li></ul><ul><li>January 25 - All participants present during FuturTech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards announced by end of conference </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Seven years of operation </li></ul><ul><li>ZLI is a founding board member </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 teams have entered </li></ul><ul><li>Over $500,000 in prizes distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Winning companies in existence: ~75% </li></ul><ul><li>All major winners are still in operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2001: Velcura* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2002: TJ Pulse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003: Adaptive Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004: SensiGen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005: Spirit Shop (Style High)* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006: Rapid BioSense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007: B. A. Maze, Inc.* </li></ul></ul>Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest
  17. 17. Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest <ul><li>Links students to statewide network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes mentoring and connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes mentoring by members of MVCA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High level of exposure within Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Separate tracks for ideas and more mature start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Re-teaming and team building encouraged </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Community based, statewide competitive format open to residents and students in Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Any high-growth team can join </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias against service-only businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias against non-profits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two cycle competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Business Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Companies </li></ul></ul>Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest
  19. 19. Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest <ul><li>New Business Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Place: $5,000 cash, $2,500 in-kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runner-up: $1,000 cash, $1,500 in-kind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emerging Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Prize: $25,000 cash, $7,500 in-kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runner-up: $5,000 cash, $5,000 in-kind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$12,500 Automation Alley Advanced Mfg. Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$12,500 NextEnergy Alternative Energy Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25,000 Live Science Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25,000 Information Technology Innovation </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Two cycles of competition: Fall and Spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 31 deadline for fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December: Submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January: Award ceremony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat cycle in Spring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website is best source of information </li></ul><ul><li>www.gleq.org </li></ul>Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest
  21. 21. Intercollegiate BPCs <ul><li>Compete against students from universities all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of timelines, deliverables, and formats </li></ul><ul><li>Widen networks to prominent business leaders in a variety of high-powered businesses </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>To be eligible for most competitions, teams must advance to Round Two of the Michigan Business Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>ZLI pays travel and expenses for most competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Complete MBC obligations, attend seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the other competition’s requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Submit all information and make travel arrangements on a timely basis </li></ul>Intercollegiate BPCs
  23. 23. <ul><li>Vary from $10,000 cash to $100,000 investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards for runners-up and “special” interests also </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-kind services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inducement to relocate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michigan teams typically earn tens of thousands of dollars each year in BPCs </li></ul>Intercollegiate BPCs
  24. 24. Intercollegiate BPCs   2004 2005 2006 2007 # of competitions 13 13 16 14 # of teams 12 12 15 11 # of students 29 41 34 32 Winners KACE, SDSU WFU, GLEQ, MBA Jungle CMU, Nebraska Finalists Indiana, HBS, GSVC MOOT Corp, SDSU, HBS, CMU, Rice SDSU, USF, Ball State, Boise WFU, CMU, Manitoba, Cleantech, Ball State Total prize $ ~$25,000 ~$30,000 ~$50,000 ~$25,000
  25. 25. Why should you participate? <ul><li>Develop entrepreneurial skills and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Expand team and business network </li></ul><ul><li>Help foster mentoring relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage progress through deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Support business development activities and research outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Receive a plethora of feedback from a huge assortment of people from an incredible amount of industries </li></ul>
  26. 26. Why should you participate? <ul><li>Discover an alternative career path </li></ul><ul><li>Prize money </li></ul><ul><li>Travel opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop presentation skills </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why does ZLI bother? <ul><li>Demonstrates U-M and RSB as an entrepreneurial school </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights talent of U-M students, research, programs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Advances student entrepreneurial skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the creation of new businesses </li></ul>
  28. 28. Why does ZLI bother? <ul><li>Keeps community links vibrant </li></ul><ul><li>Creates public relations opportunities for U-M, RSB, ZLI and teams </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens Institute relationships with students </li></ul><ul><li>Builds a track record of student engagement </li></ul>
  29. 29. What to do now ? <ul><li>Attend November 1 st evening session on preparing an effective executive summary </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the Intent to Compete Form with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete 3-page executive summary as a .pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact info for team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To [email_address] by 11/16/07 at 8:00 a.m. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. How do I find team members? <ul><li>Participate in the next Mingle ‘n’ Match on October 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Post on iMpact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Position must begin with “MBC” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for team building for Dare to Dream </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>
  31. 31. Review of Presentation <ul><li>Michigan Business Challenge, Quick Pitch, GLEQ, intercollegiate business plan competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for your participation </li></ul><ul><li>Why bother participating? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to ZLI for your participation </li></ul><ul><li>What to do now </li></ul><ul><li>Dare to Dream grant recipients </li></ul>
  32. 32. Dare to Dream Comments <ul><li>Recipients were those who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided complete answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered information about what makes their company unique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show effort and thought </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have all the questions answered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not throw things at the wall to see what sticks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team members add value to the team </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Dare to Dream Opportunity Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas are NOT innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking with a smaller base is not a company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-motivated companies will not receive grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recipients : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate innovation with clear benefits to user or customer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statements about what makes innovation different from current market </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Dare to Dream Assessment Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor, overall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rarely discussed what made particular company unique or sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies that would exist if someone else created technology first </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recipients : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear understanding of value proposition to customer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear definition of what the company will be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value provided is consistent with identified need </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Dare to Dream Integration Comments <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most were for products or features, not companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value proposition was not stated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient information was provided, competition was not appropriately addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recipients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressed clear ideas well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market size was stated and clear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition was clearly and fully described </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Dare to Dream Grant Recipients </li></ul>
  37. 37. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant General Aerodynamics Helios James Cho
  38. 38. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Haniwa Raptor Security Systems David Gaucher and Quoc Luu
  39. 39. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Hearing Protection Indicator Robert Littrell
  40. 40. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant i2 Katie Miller
  41. 41. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Maxim Investments Maxim Yutsis
  42. 42. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Modern Portfolio Auctions Miles Putnam
  43. 43. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant Second Eye Ted Way
  44. 44. Dare to Dream Opportunity Grant SensoWear Meghan Cuddihy and Edward Jan
  45. 45. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Audiallo Aaron Nelson
  46. 46. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant GIDEON Mark Birac and Ankit Shah
  47. 47. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Home Counting Brian Burstein and David Lorch
  48. 48. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Innovet Rohan Mendonza
  49. 49. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Indian Medical Group Sateesh Srinivasan and Sharad Gupta
  50. 50. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Neupharma Microdevices Cory Costley, Matt Gibson, and John Seymour
  51. 51. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Productive Kitchens Babu Sambamoorthy and Israel Vicars
  52. 52. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Sustainable Food Service Mary Lemmer and Vanshika Vij
  53. 53. Dare to Dream Integration Grant Army Property Angelo Adams, Ambra Heard, Parren James, Ben Kozma, and Sherman Powell
  54. 54. Dare to Dream Integration Grant ePack Corps Jay Stewart Mitchell, Sang Woo Lee, and Akshai Rao
  55. 55. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant MSignS Michael Barfuss, Jason Gilbert, and Judy Yu
  56. 56. Dare to Dream Assessment Grant Slow Kitchen Post Robert Fetter
  57. 57. Questions?
  58. 58. Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
  59. 59. Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
  60. 60. Michigan Business Challenge and Other Business Plan Competitions Information Session
  61. 61. ZLI Activities for 2006-07 Frankel Fellows Program Wolverine Venture Fund Michigan Business Challenge & Intercollegiate Competitions Entrepreneurial MAP domestic & international opportunities Marcel Gani Internship Program (includes self-hosted internships) Dare to Dream Grant Program Williamson – CoE/RSB E-education Initiative Entrepreneurial Studies Courses MBC Business Planning Training Sessions ZLI Office Hours: one-on-one counseling Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Emerging Industries: in-depth exploration of an industry and/or technology Entrepalooza: Exploration of entrepreneurship across multiple industries and business stages Zell and Mondry Entrepreneurial Scholarships Opportunity Assessment Integration Develop Business Grow Business Ideate Business Assess Business Opportunity Identification Integration Business Launch & Acquisition Liquidity Event Manage Turn-around Action-based Learning Counseling Symposia
  62. 62. When are they? <ul><li>MBC begins Fall B, runs through February </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Pitch in January </li></ul><ul><li>GLEQ in January and May </li></ul><ul><li>Intercollegiate contests begin mid-February and run through early May </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually a Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon format </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. When are they? <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Award </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul>

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