The Entrepreneurship Hour speaker series provides a venue for students to engage and network with world-class entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders from across the globe. This gateway class explores fundamental topics in entrepreneurship such as emerging business models, new venture creation, and technology commercialization while exposing both undergraduate (freshmen – seniors) and graduate students to the ecosystem in a variety of industries. Note: These talks are open to the community as space permits.
FALL 2017: CLASS INFO
- Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Stamps Auditorium, North Campus
- Credits: 1
- Grading: Pass / Fail
- Prereq: None
- Instructors: Matt Gibson and Christine Gordon
WINTER 2017: SPEAKER LINEUP
Jan 20: Recap of The Startup 2015, 2016
Jan 27: The Startup 2017 Round 1
Feb 10: The Startup Round 2
Mar 3: NO CLASS, U-M SPRING BREAK
Mar 10: The Startup Round 3
Mar 24: Ayush Agarwal | Facebook
April 7: The Startup Finale!
April 14: TBA
(EHour classes are recorded then uploaded here).
WATCH: Past Speaker Videos
FALL 2016: SPEAKER LINEUP
Sept. 9: Opening Class | TechLab at Mcity Panel: Jay Ellis (MTRAC), Josh Hartung (Polysync) Sravan Puttagunta (Civil Maps)
Sept. 16: Will Pomerantz (VP Special Projects Virgin Galactic )
Sept. 23: Class Goes to Entrepalooza (Keynote Speaker: Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s) – at The Michigan League
Oct. 13: Art + Technology + Manufacturing Motorcycles & Beyond Paul Teutul, Jr. (Founder, Paul Jr. Designs) – Note: Class is on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Oct. 21: Randy Brouckman (CEO, EdgeConneX and Entr. of Year ’14 in Tech. & Biotech.)
Nov. 4: Jeff Schox (Founder, Schox Patent Group)
Nov. 11: Moses Lee (CEO & Co-Founder, Seelio)
Dec. 2: TechArb Panel with Ryan Gourley
Dec. 9: Interactive eHour
WINTER 2016: SPEAKER LINEUP
January 8: Class introduction and details
January 15: Danny Ellis and Tom Brady of Skyspecs
January 22: The Startup, Round 1
January 29: Kristin Toth-Smith of Dolly
February 12: The Start Up, Round 2
February 19: Josh Tetrick of Hampton Creek
March 11: Inder Singh of Kinsa
March 18: Mike Rhodin of IBM
March 25: The Start Up, Round 3
April 1: Howdy Holmes of Jiffy
April 8: Dhani Jones of QEY Capital
April 15: The Start Up, Finale!