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CFE, in collaboration with International Programs in Engineering, offers global entrepreneurial-focused programs, open to all undergraduate students from all schools and colleges!

This is the sixth summer of our partnership, having offered students immersive curricular and co-curricular experiences in Singapore, Italy, France, Portugal, Israel, and now Denmark and European Innovation Academy Global.  With more than 350 applications and 150 student participants to date, these international entrepreneurship experiences are in-demand and student-focused.  For Summer 2021, our Danish partners hope to host an in-person (pending U-M approval) experience and our EIA-Global partners are offering a fully-remote experience.

For more information on U-M/Denmark please contact IPE’s Matt Hancock mhancoc@umich.edu. FMI on U-M/EIA Global please contact Raven McKenzie at rmckenz@umich.edu. And/Or you may contact CFE’s Christine Gordon gordc@umich.edu.  Funding opportunities for both programs are available through IPE.


Copenhagen, Denmark

6 Weeks/6 Credits | May 25 - July 3, 2021

This program focuses on business and entrepreneurship topics from a Scandinavian perspective. Students are placed in a Danish start-up and experience firsthand the challenges of a young company, as well as students’ own journey into the entrepreneurship lifestyle. The program will virtually explore: startup ecosystems in Sweden and Finland, recipes for entrepreneurship success in Scandinavia, public-private collaboration, and the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and community. Past practicum sites have included working with startup communities in fashion and design, web and mobile applications, hardware and smart devices, services, payment and finance, meet-up organizations, and more. Click here to learn more.



Cascais, Portugal

3 Weeks, 3 Credits | July 2 - 23, 2021

Summer 2021 marks U-M’s sixth year in collaboration with the European Innovation Academy! Please refer to EIA’s website for speaker, mentor, investor and timeline details. The goal of this fast-paced program is to go from an idea to a tech start-up in 15 days. Students will work in international, multidisciplinary teams to reach milestones for creating a start-up: from idea to launching. The program is designed to offer students an experiential learning opportunity that affords deep insight into the real startup life. Students will engage daily with esteemed speakers, mentors and startup investors. Click here to learn more.



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