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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

Prior to this role, he was the director of University of Michigan’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Transportation program, a mid-stage funding and mentorship initiative supported by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Technology Transfer. While at the University of Michigan Jay co-founded TechLab at Mcity – an incubator for early-stage mobility companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.

Jay Ellis

TECHLAB AT MCITY 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

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E-Hour – Andrew Muyanja

Since joining Menlo Innovations in 2014, Andrew Muyanja has worked on a diverse set of High-Tech Anthropology® projects, in domains like logistics, biomedical devices, auto manufacturing, medical software, furniture retailing, and insurance. Andrew also works as an organizational change consultant.

January 17

E-Hour – Andrew Muyanja

Since joining Menlo Innovations in 2014, Andrew Muyanja has worked on a diverse set of High-Tech Anthropology® projects, in domains like logistics, biomedical devices, auto manufacturing, medical software, furniture retailing, and insurance. Andrew also works as an organizational change consultant.

January 17

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Get-Together

An introduction to the U-M Entrepreneurial clubs, founder and students. Held at TechArb, 500 E Washington (Lower Level) from 4 to 6 p.m. More info & RSVP: bit.ly/Jan20Ecosystem 

January 23

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Get-Together

An introduction to the U-M Entrepreneurial clubs, founder and students. Held at TechArb, 500 E Washington (Lower Level) from 4 to 6 p.m. More info & RSVP: bit.ly/Jan20Ecosystem 

January 23

E-Hour – David Barrett

David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify, a fintech pioneer and industry giant with millions of users worldwide. A software engineer by trade, David takes a unique approach to hiring that focuses on life beyond code. Unsatisfied with the Silicon Valley “pump and dump” playbook, David and the Expensify team instead built a profitable company that now processes billions of dollars a month.

January 24

E-Hour – David Barrett

David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify, a fintech pioneer and industry giant with millions of users worldwide. A software engineer by trade, David takes a unique approach to hiring that focuses on life beyond code. Unsatisfied with the Silicon Valley “pump and dump” playbook, David and the Expensify team instead built a profitable company that now processes billions of dollars a month.

January 24

E-Hour – Sam Schillace

Sam Schillace is the VP of Engineering for Google Maps. He served as the SVP, Engineering at Box, where he was responsible for the engineering and QA teams. Prior to Box, he spent several years at Google where he was an Engineering Director of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa. He co-founded Writely which he sold to Google in 2006 to form the core of Google Docs.

January 31

E-Hour – Sam Schillace

Sam Schillace is the VP of Engineering for Google Maps. He served as the SVP, Engineering at Box, where he was responsible for the engineering and QA teams. Prior to Box, he spent several years at Google where he was an Engineering Director of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa. He co-founded Writely which he sold to Google in 2006 to form the core of Google Docs.

January 31

Detroit Discovery Trek

An immersive trek to Detroit’s startup ecosystem for a select number of students to engage with founders, their teams, and influential alumni. This one-day trip is by application only (deadline January 23), with day-of transportation and meals provided through CFE. More information: bit.ly/WN20DISCOVERYTREKS

February 1

Detroit Discovery Trek

An immersive trek to Detroit’s startup ecosystem for a select number of students to engage with founders, their teams, and influential alumni. This one-day trip is by application only (deadline January 23), with day-of transportation and meals provided through CFE. More information: bit.ly/WN20DISCOVERYTREKS

February 1

E-Hour – Samir Kaul

Samir is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on health, sustainability, food, and advanced technology investments. Samir led the firm’s investments in Editas Medicine [NASDAQ: EDIT], EtaGen, Guardant Health [NASDAQ: GH], Impossible Foods, Nutanix [NASDAQ: NTNX], Oscar, Pymetrics, and View, among others.

February 7

E-Hour – Samir Kaul

Samir is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on health, sustainability, food, and advanced technology investments. Samir led the firm’s investments in Editas Medicine [NASDAQ: EDIT], EtaGen, Guardant Health [NASDAQ: GH], Impossible Foods, Nutanix [NASDAQ: NTNX], Oscar, Pymetrics, and View, among others.

February 7

Ann Arbor Discovery Trek

In Partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK. An immersive trek to Ann Arbor  startup ecosystem for a select number of students to engage with founders, their teams, and influential alumni. This one-day trip is by application only (deadline February 17), with day-of transportation and meals provided through CFE. More information: bit.ly/WN20DISCOVERYTREKS

February 28

Ann Arbor Discovery Trek

In Partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK. An immersive trek to Ann Arbor  startup ecosystem for a select number of students to engage with founders, their teams, and influential alumni. This one-day trip is by application only (deadline February 17), with day-of transportation and meals provided through CFE. More information: bit.ly/WN20DISCOVERYTREKS

February 28

E-Hour – Jonathan Golden

Jonathan Golden is a Partner at NEA, where he focuses on consumer, marketplace and bottoms-up SaaS investments. Before joining NEA, Jonathan was Director of Product at Airbnb, where he helped the company scale 100x over six years. As the company’s first product manager, he was instrumental in building out significant parts of the product in the early days.

March 13

E-Hour – Jonathan Golden

Jonathan Golden is a Partner at NEA, where he focuses on consumer, marketplace and bottoms-up SaaS investments. Before joining NEA, Jonathan was Director of Product at Airbnb, where he helped the company scale 100x over six years. As the company’s first product manager, he was instrumental in building out significant parts of the product in the early days.

March 13

E-Hour – Uma Subramanian

Uma Subramanian is the CEO of Aero Technologies, a stealth company focused on next generation air travel. Prior to joining Aero, Uma was a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility space, as the founding CEO of Voom.Flights, an Airbus company, which built an urban air mobility network. Under Uma’s leadership, Voom.Flights launched in Brazil and Mexico.

March 20

E-Hour – Uma Subramanian

Uma Subramanian is the CEO of Aero Technologies, a stealth company focused on next generation air travel. Prior to joining Aero, Uma was a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility space, as the founding CEO of Voom.Flights, an Airbus company, which built an urban air mobility network. Under Uma’s leadership, Voom.Flights launched in Brazil and Mexico.

March 20

E-Hour – Kathleen Sienko

Dr. Kathleen Sienko is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at U-M. She specializes in global health and medical device design, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, design science, and engineering education. Her research areas include Ergonomics and Rehabilitation and Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics.

March 27

E-Hour – Kathleen Sienko

Dr. Kathleen Sienko is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at U-M. She specializes in global health and medical device design, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, design science, and engineering education. Her research areas include Ergonomics and Rehabilitation and Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics.

March 27

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