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Entrepreneurs Leadership Program (ELP)

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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH REAL ENTREPRENEURS. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH REAL ENTREPRENEURS. Expert entrepreneurs lead ELP classes sharing what it’s like to start and run startups. Expert entrepreneurs lead ELP classes sharing what it’s like to start and run startups. Global Treks: Immersive experiences within East and West Coast ecosystems.

BE A LEADER AMONG THE BEST

The Entrepreneurs Leadership Program provides deep training and mentorship for a select cohort of students to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs. It equips some of the University of Michigan’s most driven minds with a rigorous experiential curriculum to lead them onto an entrepreneurial path during and after their college career. Students from all schools/colleges, academic programs, and years are eligible for the program.

We are looking for the most driven, passionate and talented students to join a strong network of entrepreneur peers and mentors. Will that be you?

Entrepreneurs Leadership Program Details:

The ELP Experience is a year-long fellowship program that combines teaching, mentorship, and training.

  • Students study entrepreneurial leadership, strategy, and culture through the 3-Credit Entrepreneurial Leadership Course (Winter semester) and 3-Credit Entrepreneurial Action and Vision Course (Fall semester)
    • Both ELP courses are compatible with the Minor in Entrepreneurship and PCDC credit (College of Engineering)
  • Students have exclusive access to meetings with founders, investors, executives and other notable entrepreneurs in class, on Global Treks, and campus events
  • Students participate in the ELP Mentor Matching program which pairs each ELP student with an entrepreneur, investor, or entrepreneurial leader to support their entrepreneurial career goals. Throughout the Winter semester, ELP students meet with their mentor once a month from January through April, attend the pre-matching info session, and complete post-matching assessments.
  • Students gain hands-on experience over the summer working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem by completing an internship at a growing startup, starting a venture, or shadowing an entrepreneurial leader
    • The CFE will provide exclusive access to internships at growing startups and mentorship opportunities with successful and active entrepreneurs. Through this process the CFE guarantees each ELP student at least one interview for a paid summer internship at a venture-backed startup; however, it is the responsibility of the student to secure the internship. The CFE guarantees interviews will take place from the start of January to the end of February.
    • The CFE will provide as much support as possible, including aiding in negotiating any offer for employment with the student. Further, the CFE can provide significant financial support for summer internships at startups based one or more of the following conditions:
      • CoE Students
      • Women majoring in Computer Science
      • Venture-backed startup internships
      • Non-profit startup internships
  • ELP is open to students from all schools and colleges, academic programs, and years

ELP RECRUITMENT EVENTS

We encourage applicants to demonstrate an active interest in our program through attending events in addition to submitting an application.

This is your opportunity to ask ELP staff and instructors anything and everything! During this info session, we’ll go deeper into program specifics and have you leave with a better understanding of how ELP can help you with your entrepreneurial career goals.

ELP Info Session | Virtual | 9/13 | 5-6 p.m. | RSVP here to receive the Zoom link

Join us for an evening featuring a panel of four or five of our many fierce and determined female fellowship students as they talk about their entrepreneurial paths at U-M and how the fellowship programs were the needed advantage for making them stand out among the crowd. Following the panel, will have an interactive consulting session with fellowship women working on cool ventures/projects.

Women in ENTRepreneurship Event | In-Person | 9/22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | RSVP here

Join us for our signature event! The Innovation Challenge is an entrepreneurial game that challenges participants to design, build, plan, and execute, utilizing teamwork and networking. Come learn about how to further your entrepreneurial career through TechLab at Mcity and ELP.

We can’t promise it’ll be easy, but it’ll be one of the most fun recruitment events of the season!

Innovation Challenge | In-Person | 9/27 | 5-8 p.m. | RSVP here

2021 ELP COHORT

Alex Bismuth

Alex Bismuth
Computer Science | Class of 2022

Caroline Slack

Caroline Slack
Mathematical Sciences and Economics | Class of 2022

Christopher Sullivan

Christopher Sullivan
Political Science | Class of 2022

Deeksha Gollamudi

Deeksha Gollamudi
Economics and Statistics | Class of 2023

Elina Mangal

Elina Mangal
Computer Science and Cognitive Science | Class of 2023

Grace Maloney

Grace Maloney
Business Administration | Class of 2024

Isaac Fung

Isaac Fung
Computer Science and Data Science | Class of 2022

Jessica Liang

Jessica Liang
MBA & MPP | Class of 2023

Justin Kula

Justin Kula
Industrial and Operations Engineering | Class of 2022

Krishna Koka

Krishna Koka
Biomedical Engineering and Business Administration | Class of 2023

Malik Bunton

Malik Bunton
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2021

Neil Gurnani

Neil Gurnani
Computer Science | Class of 2022

Noah Hanover

Noah Hanover
Computer Science | Class of 2022

Raul Dutta

Raul Dutta
Computer Science | Class of 2021

Rutvi Shah

Rutvi Shah
Computer Science | Class of 2023

Sai Pavan Yerra

Sai Pavan Yerra
Computer Science | Class of 2022

Samay Shamdasani-large

Samay Shamdasani
Computer Science Engineering | Class of 2023

Samuel Forman

Samuel Forman
Computer Science | Class of 2023

Sukrit Gill

Sukrit Gill
Computer Engineering | Class of 2022

Tianyu Jiang

Tianyu Jiang
Cognitive Science, Data Science, and Applied Statistics | Class of 2021

Varun Jindal

Varun Jindal
Computer Science | Class of 2023

Vidyuth Suresh

Vidyuth Suresh
Computer Engineering | Class of 2023

ELP INSTRUCTORS

Grace Hsia
Instructor

Nick Cucinelli
Instructor 

ELP STAFF

Nick Moroz
Program Director

Emilee Studley
Program Specialist 

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