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CALL US
+1 734.763.1021
E-MAIL
entrepreneurship@umich.edu
LOCATION
3rd Floor, Duderstadt Center 48109

The CFE is committed to continuing to educate and support entrepreneurs, even during the current climate. The staff has created an informal list of resources that may assist those searching for help.

INTRODUCTION

Welcome To The Center for Entrepreneurship

No matter your passion, interests, previous entrepreneurial experiences or ambitions, the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) has specialized opportunities that will expose you to new ways of thinking and support your unique goals. Since its inception in 2008, The Center has developed a rich and diverse set of offerings that cater first to the needs of the students and faculty at The University.

Students 

Educational instruction and experiences taught by practicing entrepreneurs giving students the skillset needed to be successful.

Faculty & Researchers 

Providing opportunities, funding, and connections to take their work beyond academia and into real world applications.

Partners 

Connecting individuals and companies with talented students, programs, and ways to engage with entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.

PRACTICING ENTREPRENEURS

Faculty

As a serial “hardtech” entrepreneur and expert in university tech transfer with more than 20 years of experience commercializing transformative technologies rooted in the physical sciences, Nick has held leadership roles in seven startups, mentored more than 50 student and faculty startup teams, acquired hands-on experience in photovoltaics, wind energy, batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, biofuels, nuclear energy, mechatronics, photonics, nanomanufacturing, sensors, UAVs, bioinformatics, and medical devices.

Nicholas Cucinelli

ELP INSTRUCTOR
Tech entrepreneurship has been a way to add value to technology and businesses that employ it. She has engaged in advanced manufacturing and materials related innovation for her entire career. Dr. White feels fortunate to be able to tech students some of the skills required to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Dr. Dawn White

TECH ENTREPRENEUR
Having left Bell Labs in 1983 to start Telecom Analysis Systems (TAS) in his basement with colleagues Steve Moore and Charles Simmons, David then engineered the sale of TAS to Bowthorpe (now Spirent) plc for $30 million. From 1996-99, Tarver spearheaded development of a Spirent telecommunications test equipment business. In 2001, Tarver founded the Red Bank Education and Development Initiative (Red Bank, New Jersey). The community-based not-for-profit catalyzed dramatic improvements in academic performance and opportunities for Red Bank children.

David Tarver

URBAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTRUCTOR
Actively practicing as a registered patent attorney, Tiffany's practice focuses on counseling clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups on intellectual property matters, including domestic and foreign patent procurement, and coordinating international patent portfolios. She also counsels clients regarding patentability investigations, infringement and freedom to operate analyses, and the negotiation and preparation of various intellectual property agreements, including licensing agreements and joint development agreements.

Tiffany Fidler

PATENT LAW INSTRUCTOR

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2281 Bonisteel Boulevard 3350 Duderstadt Center Ann Arbor MI, 48109

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