ELP Entrepreneurial Leadership
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Entrepreneurs Leadership Program, which is a year-long program that provides deep training and mentorship for a select cohort of students to develop skills in areas of individual leadership, operations, innovation, and execution. For more information, visit cfe.umich.edu/elp
- Understanding startups: We will learn about startups through case studies and studying other key principles
- Industry Assessment: We will gain deeper understanding of specific industries through a variety of research and analysis approaches.
- Opportunity Identification: Building on the foundational knowledge of startups and industries, we will work to identify opportunities for innovation.
- Validation: After identifying innovation opportunities, we will actively test approaches, ideas, products, and services to develop those opportunities.
Program Expectations: For students to complete the program, and therefore earn the status of ELP Fellow, students must complete the following:
- Winter semester course (3 credit hours) on Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Attend at least one global trek, either NEXT or WUST
- Operate and contribute to an entrepreneurial ecosystem during the Summer, to be approved by the Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Practice. Some examples of this include:
- Internship at a startup
- Shadowing/receiving regular mentorship from an entrepreneurial leader
- Extensive researching and reporting on entrepreneurial activity
- Starting/founding a venture
- Fall semester course (3 credit hours) on Entrepreneurial Action and Vision
- Capstone project, to be completed during the Fall semester, and presented at the CFE Symposium during the Fall semester.
ENTR 490.015 & 599.033 | Application-based fellowship program
Credits: 3 Graded per semester (2 Semesters required)