Mikhail Zolikoff

Graduate Programs Director


Bio: Before joining the CFE, Mik was the Southwest regional director of development for the College of Engineering’s Office of Advancement and assisted with the gift from the Beyster Family to the CFE to teach and promote employee ownership. Prior to that, Mik spent 15 years in the tech industry, both as a director of operations and a project manager, and as a founder of three Michigan-based startups in the information technology industry. He also spent five years working in state and national politics as an operative and campaign manager. Mik is a University of Michigan alumnus, earning a B.S.E. in industrial engineering and a Master’s in public policy.

Mik’s experience both in the university setting and as technology entrepreneur brings first-hand insight into the process of transitioning research and education into real-world opportunity.

If you are a graduate student curious about innovation or entrepreneurship, set up an appointment with Mik here.