BE A LEADER AMONG THE BEST

The Entrepreneurs Leadership Program (ELP) is poised to welcome its third cohort for the 2017-18 academic year. ELP is a new program that launched in Fall 2015 for the top 25 aspiring entrepreneurs at the University of Michigan.

Is entrepreneurship and innovation your career destiny? Do you want to work in-and-alongside leaders who are launching today’s startups (and tomorrow’s disruptors)? Do you want to build a strong network of entrepreneur peers and mentors?

The ELP combines hands-on training from — and access to — experienced entrepreneurs with a paid summer internship at a growing startup. ELP students will experience entrepreneurship.

We are looking for the most driven, passionate and talented students to join this program. Will that be you?

Entrepreneurs Leadership Program Details:

ELP provides deep training and mentorship for a select cohort of entrepreneurial-minded students to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs. A key experiential component of ELP is a summer internship placement at a startup where students work closely with entrepreneurial leaders outside the university to gain the critical skills and experiences they need to become leaders of innovation and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, ELP fellows pursue opportunities in entrepreneurial ventures as product managers, business development leaders, and founders. Are you among the elite?

Program Highlights:

  • Paid internship placement at a Michigan or Bay Area startup, with senior-level mentorship
  • 3-Credit Entrepreneurial Leadership Course to gain essential skills in preparation for internship
  • 3-Credit Entrepreneurial Action and Vision Course to prepare for entrepreneurial career after ELP
  • Co-curricular training through workshops, treks, and networking with entrepreneurial leaders
  • Direct mentorship from CFE staff, faculty, and external subject matter experts
  • Compatible with Minor in Entrepreneurship and CoE Honors Program

2018 ELP COHORT

Alex Bascom

Alex Bascom

Earth Science| Class of 2019

Daniel Blyum

Daniel Blyum

Industrial & Operations Engineering | Class of 2020

Katie Casselton

Katie Casselton

Industrial & Operations Engineering | Class of 2019

David Chang

David Chang

Biomedical Engineering | Class of 2019

Hope Chen

Hope Chen

Information Science | Class of 2019

Hana Coon

Hana Coon

Computer Science | Class of 2020

Christiana Cromer

Christiana Cromer

Undeclared | Class of 2020

Aditi Deshpande

Aditi Deshpande

Cell & Molecular Biology | Class of 2019

Anika Dholakia

Anika Dholakia

Business Admin | Class of 2020

Wyatt Dudgeon

Wyatt Dudgeon

Business Admin | Class of 2021

Caitlin Endyke

Caitlin Endyke

Information Science | Class of 2019

Emma Grife

Emma Grife

Business Admin | Class of 2021

Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

Business Admin | Class of 2019

Naomi Grossman

Naomi Grossman

Business | Class of 2020

Mark Jin

Mark Jin

Computer Science | Class of 2019

Caitlin Ju

Caitlin Ju

Business Admin | Class of 2021

David Kobrosky

David Kobrosky

Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2021

Emily Kuhn

Emily Kuhn

Computer Science | Class of 2020

Sophie Linn

Sophie Linn

Information Science | Class of 2019

John Marinescu

John Marinescu

Business Admin | Class of 2021

Cameron Milne

Cameron Milne

Sport Management | Class of 2020

Ilya Poltavets

Ilya Poltavets

Computer Science | Class of 2020

Alexa Rathi

Alexa Rathi

Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2021

Andy Reed

Andy Reed

Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2020

Dieon Roger

Dieon Roger

Systems & Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2018

Mira Ruder-Hook

Mira Ruder-Hook

International Studies & French| Class of 2018

Julio Soldevilla

Julio Soldevilla

Mathematics | Class of 2022

Natalie Staudacher

Natalie Staudacher

Economics | Class of 2019

Sakina Tinwala

Sakina Tinwala

Industrial Engineering & Economics | Class of 2020

Andrew Walner

Andrew Walner

Computer Science| Class of 2019

Betty Wan

Betty Wan

Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2020

Grace Wang

Grace Wang

Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2021

 

SCHEDULE

Winter Semester 2018 (I)

Enroll in ENTR 490:  Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership (3 credits) will provide deep training and mentorship for a select cohort of students in order to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs. This training is vital to the student’s forthcoming startup internship and senior-level mentoring experiences.

Treks: Bay Area WUST (Feb. 22-25), DTrek (TBD)

Summer 2018 (II)

May – August 1:  Internships

Summer 2016 saw members of ELP Cohort 1 intern at the Desai Accelerator, Detroit Bikes, Ford Dynamic Shuttle, IRLEE (Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy), MailChimp, OptiMize, Rocket Fiber, Service.com, SpellBound, Techstars and ZenDrive.

Fall Semester 2018 (III)

Enroll in ENTR 490:  Entrepreneurial Action and Vision

Entrepreneurial Action and Vision (3 cr) will serve as a follow-up to the ELP summer internships and will position ELP students for continued progress as entrepreneurial leaders. This course will include three primary elements:  ELP Programmatic Commitments, Topic Focus, and a Capstone Project.

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Startup culture and why it could be right for you

Blog post by ELP Student Sakina Tinwala (Industrial Engineering & Economics | Class of 2020)   What’s all the hype about working at a startup, you ask. Most people’s answers consist of company culture as an important value add. Well, there are the outwardly...

Finally, a voice assistant that actually understands you

How Clinc AI is changing the game for conversational artificial intelligence Blog post by ELP Student Andy Walner (Computer Science| Class of 2019)   “I ate some awesome food in Chicago this summer when I was there for my birthday. Can you show me those...

From an anxiety to an art: Asking for help

Blog post by ELP Student Christiana Cromer (Undeclared | Class of 2020)   For some reason I have always found it hard to ask for help. I’m sure there is some deep explanation for this theme that I could psychoanalyze. Rather than dig into those weeds, however, I...

What I learned at TechArb

  Blog post by ELP Student Dieon Roger (Systems & Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2018)   Last year, same time, me and my friends were accepted to TeachArb’s Spring cohort (June to August). TechArb is University of Michigan’s student venture...

How to break into the startup world as a college student

  Blog post by ELP Student Andy Reed (Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2020)   How to Break into the Startup World as a College Student   “You want to work where?” is frequently the response I receive from my family, friends, and...

Starting at a Startup: Advice to the future intern

  Blog post by ELP Student Hana Coon (Computer Science | Class of 2020)   With six weeks under my belt as a startup intern, I’ve identified a few key things that have contributed to an amazing month and a half of learning, growing, and 24/7 entrepreneurship....

Day 5 of working on the 15th floor

Blog post by ELP Student Katie Casselton (Industrial & Operations Engineering | Class of 2019)     A lot can change in 7 days. In the past seven days, I moved out of Ann Arbor to a new apartment in Chicago, and then immediately started my internship at...

Mentorship isn’t important—and other lies I told myself

Blog post by ELP Student Ilya Poltavets (Computer Science | Class of 2020)   I used to believe that mentorship wasn’t as important as people said.   Sure, I thought learning from other people was important, but that the in-person or the personal aspect of it...

NYC internship tips and tricks

Blog post by ELP Student Grace Wang (Computer Science & Business Admin | Class of 2021)   Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Having grown up in every type of suburbia imaginable, New York City was my equivalent of unicorns and rainbows growing up. 19...

The psychological side of entrepreneurship

  Blog post by ELP Student Betty Wan (Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2020)   “Entrepreneur”, “Entrepreneurial”, “Entrepreneurship”. Nowadays, these words are no longer uncommon. However, what exactly is entrepreneurship?   Though as a college student...