We know a lot of our students spent their summer breaks catching up with friends back home, working tirelessly at their summer job or internship, catching up on reading lists by the pool, and, let’s be honest, preparing for the upcoming school year. 

With that being said, we understand if you missed some of the happenings here at the CFE during the last few months. Now we are all back in the swing of things, we thought we would catch you up on what you might have missed during the summer.

TechLab at Mcity Partner DeepMap Acquired by Nvidia

DeepMap joined TechLab at Mcity in the Winter semester of 2021 and along with DeepMap team mentors Ronghua Zhang, Marlene Wan, and Chen Chen, selected four students to join a cohort: Chunkai Yao, Rucha Apte, Pranav Chaudary, and Elton Lin. Data Science student Janpreet Singh joined the team in Fall 2021. 

Maven Clinic and the Reimagination of Contemporary Medicine

Maven Clinic enables patients to connect with an extensive network of medical professionals from their home. It is the leading women’s and family healthcare company focused on providing personalized, outcome driven care to millions of patients across the nation. Women can access gynecological care, mental health resources, fertility experts, and the resources they need to improve their maternal outcome, all from their smartphone.

Kate Ryder (LSA Honors College ‘04), CEO of Maven Clinic and University of Michigan alumna, first founded this company with a vision to provide women access to the support and healthcare they need to continue to succeed in the workplace after becoming a mother. 

Assembling the Perfect Pitch Deck

We’ve all been asked to put together a slideshow, a deck, a presentation. Whether it was for a class project, a family vacation, or a work assignment, almost everyone has gone through the process.

But what exactly makes a successful pitch deck?

Where Can ENTR Classes Lead You? 

Ever wonder how ENTR electives can set you apart? Check out some insights from CFE students about their experiences in ENTR courses

Fadell Scholarship Recipients Continue Entrepreneurial Ideals

“The Fadell Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards given to students at the University of Michigan recognizing their entrepreneurial spirit and pursuits,” said Nick Moroz, Director of Entrepreneurial Practice at the CFE. “I’m very proud that the scholarship will be awarded to Carlone and Rutvi, two outstanding students who are committed to the common good through ambitious entrepreneurial efforts.” 

The Greatest (and Toughest) Aspects of Entrepreneurship

So you dream of being an entrepreneur. You are obsessed with innovation and have an idea you’re so passionate about you are willing to work tirelessly to achieve it. To achieve this you know you aren’t destined to work a normal 9 to 5, but what are the greatest and toughest aspects of being an entrepreneur? 

TechLab at Mcity Cohort Team Carmera Acquired

Carmera launched in 2015, and maintains and updates high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) maps using data collected from a free telematics service it provides to commercial fleet operators. Known as Change-as-a-Service, this offering is designed to detect changes in the road as well as traffic-impacting events, and can be used for a range of applications—from HD maps developed for autonomous vehicle customers like automakers, suppliers and robotaxis to SD maps used for consumer applications.

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Stress

Being an entrepreneur is stressful. From pitches to cash flow, from setbacks to deadlines, and from home life to working from home, it can all become a bit much. Stress for an entrepreneur can affect your creativity, energy, and judgment. So, what can you do to give yourself the best shot at maintaining your health and sanity?

U-Michigan to lead $15M Great Lakes region innovation hub


In an effort to nurture a regional innovation ecosystem and move more discoveries from the research lab to the real...

Graduate Student Spotlight: Larry Kata


Improving the lives of others is the passion of Lawrence Katanyoleka (Larry Kata). When combined with entrepreneurial practice, this desire...

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