Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund

Course Code
ES 702

1.5 - 3 hours
FTMBA or GMBA or non-Ross Grad

Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund --- This course is provided for students interested in technology commercialization, new business creation and venture capital. The course combines classroom learning with experience managing a student run investment fund formed to accelerate the rate of successful commercialization of ideas and technology found at the University of Michigan. Students will have an opportunity to evaluate new technologies, meet with inventors and company founders, perform due diligence on opportunity of interest, work with the inventors to develop a value adding investment plan for the idea, to prepare and obtain approval for a recommendation to invest, and most importantly, to convince the inventor to accept the investment team's investment proposal. Student teams will seek guidance from and make their recommendations to a Board of Advisors made up of successful business people and industry experts.