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.

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 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 internship 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
Alex Samra

Alex Samra

Aerospace Engineering| Class of 2021

Anastasia Bergeron

Anastasia Bergeron

English| Class of 2021

Anil Tolwani

Anil Tolwani

Statistics| Class of 2022

Atharva Talpade

Atharva Talpade

Computer Science | Class of 2021

Connor Flanigan

Connor Flanigan

Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2022

Emily Tumminia

Emily Tumminia

Cognitive Science | Class of 2021

Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson

Business Administration | Class of 2021

Hayley Vassallo

Hayley Vassallo

Business Administration | Class of 2021

Isha Bhatt

Isha Bhatt

Electrical Engineering | Class of 2021

Jacob Quinn

Jacob Quinn

Electrical Engineering | Class of 2021

James Choi

James Choi

Economics | Class of 2019 (December)

Jane Kitaevich

Jane Kitaevich

Social Sciences (PhD) | Class of 2021

Margeaux Fortin

Margeaux Fortin

Economics | Class of 2022

Michael Yufa

Michael Yufa

Computer Science and Engineering | Class of 2019 (December)

Mira Kaufman

Mira Kaufman

Business Administration | Class of 2021

Natalia Sanchez

Natalia Sanchez

Industrial & Operations Engineering | Class of 2022

Nishant Patel

Nishant Patel

Computer Science / Data Science | Class of 2021

Noah Finer

Noah Finer

Computer Science | Class of 2022

Parker Trombley

Parker Trombley

Aerospace Engineering | Class of 2021

Patrick Neggie

Patrick Neggie

Computer Science | Class of 2021

Sean Stapleton

Sean Stapleton

Computer Science | Class of 2022

Sunny Singh

Sunny Singh

Biomedical Engineering | Class of 2022

Zach Simpson

Zach Simpson

Computer Engineering | Class of 2020

ELP STAFF

Nick Moroz

Nick Moroz

Program Director

Emilee Studley

Emilee Studley

Program Specialist

LATEST BLOG POSTS

What ELP Has Taught Me

  Blog post by ELP student Hayley Vassallo (Business Administration | Class of 2021) Interning at the U-M Economic Growth Institute I joined the Entrepreneurs Leadership Program (ELP) with very few expectations and have been pleasantly surprised throughout my...

Five Lessons Learned

  Blog post by ELP student Margeaux Fortin (Economics | Class of 2022) Interning at Mighty.com This summer has taught me more than I could have imagined or hoped for. The city, my internship, and numerous people I’ve met along the way have made this summer...

Insights from a First Internship

  Blog post by ELP student Garrett Wilson (Business Administration | Class of 2021) Interning at VaynerMedia My name is Garrett Wilson, I’m a rising junior at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and I want to share some insights from my first...

Grow at a Startup

  Blog post by ELP student Connor Flanigan (Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2022) Interning at Spellbound How do you maximize the value of an internship? When I was coming into my first days at SpellBound I was pretty focused on making sure I crushed the tasks...