TechArb is the student venture accelerator at the University of Michigan, a joint initiative of The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (ZLI). This out-of-the-classroom program empowers student ventures to bring their ideas to life through an intensive and structured entrepreneurial experience. Teams involved in TechArb are highly motivated to build and launch their own company, and strategically leverage resources and mentorship from CFE and ZLI to reach their goals.

Like other great accelerators around the country, TechArb offers valuable perks to early-stage student ventures such as pairings with seasoned mentors (both regionally and in the Bay Area), educational workshops, events, and access to resources such as free legal counsel and design clinics.  Teams are required to attend weekly “standup” meetings and work through entrepreneurial challenges together.

Located at 505 E. Liberty in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, students can apply to join a TechArb cohort if they are designing a new technology, have an idea for a product or service, or have identified a market need ready to be explored for business creation.