What is The Center for Entrepreneurship?
What we do:
The Mission of the CFE is to unlock the full entrepreneurial potential at the University of Michigan by helping people to understand, experience, practice, and refine the skills needed to successfully translate their knowledge, ideas, leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm into lasting value in the world. We achieve this potential by providing access to a wide variety of educational opportunities, immersive learning experiences, timely and powerful mentorship, and meaningful connections to the global industry leaders who are building the future.
Who we serve:
- Faculty and Researchers
No matter your passion, interests, previous entrepreneurial experiences or ambitions, the CFE has specialized opportunities that will expose you to new ways of thinking and support your unique goals.
Since its inception in 2007, 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. Just like a startup, it continues to evolve and grow to meet the increasing demand for entrepreneurial curriculum and experiences.
What we seek to instill in participants:
- Opportunity Identification
- Leverage Technology
- Relationship Building
- Risk Management
Why we need entrepreneurial thinkers:
Mobility - The transportation of goods and people in all contexts will be transformed by autonomous technologies.
Climate - The prosperity of the human race will be altered significantly if we do not mitigate and adjust our materials and energy usage.
Healthcare - With aging and growing populations, we need to find cost effective ways of delivering high quality accessible care.
Security - Technology has become ubiquitous. This presents new challenges for ensuring the safety and security of the global community.
How each pillar supports our mission
Inspire the Michigan Community to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges by providing broad access to the best entrepreneurship curriculum and experiences that enable students to develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset in their career.
Transform the most entrepreneurial students from across the University of Michigan into entrepreneurial leaders and innovators by providing immersive experiences, focused training, and deep connections to Michigan’s global innovator network.
Bring Michigan Engineering’s world-class talent, research, and network to bear on the global problems of today and beyond. To meet these challenges, we believe it is essential to provide an experiential education to engineers in academia, industry and society, so they not only possess a deep technical excellence, but the creativity, industrial-awareness and the innovation skills needed to see their solutions implemented.