Forget the Turkey; November is All About Entrepreneurship


November has a lot going for it -- Thanksgiving, elections, “Movember.” But the one dear to our hearts is that November is National Entrepreneurship Month.

Entrepreneurship is in the Michigan Ross DNA. We got the ball rolling in 1971 with the first entrepreneurial management course and have expanded into more real-life experiences and coursework for students, national symposia, student-led venture funds, the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute, and more.

Michigan Ross has a flurry of entrepreneurship-related activity in November, including:

UPDATE - 11/6/2014:
  • Stewart Thornhill also appears in this month's edition of INC magazine, where he discusses a recent ZLI report that shows MBA grads are starting more companies now than ever before, and at a faster rate. Check it out in the digital version of INC.
  • Information sessions and workshops for the Michigan Business Challenge get underway throughout the month. The Michigan Business Challenge is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition in which student teams can win cash prizes totaling over $60,000, gain feedback from judges, and expand their business network.
  • Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute, hits the road in Dallas and Los Angeles to meet with prospective Ross Executive MBA students and talk Corporate Entrepreneurship as part of Ross on the Road.
  • The Zell Lurie Institute will host a live Twitter chat on Nov. 13 to talk about their programs, funding opportunities, and resources with interested students. Follow @ZellLurie on Twitter for more.
  • Ross MBA students Nydia Cardenas and Stefanie Thomas will be featured on the entrepreneurship-focused HLN reality show “Growing America: A Journey to Success.” The show premieres Nov. 16.
  • The Wall Street Journal noted Michigan Ross’ pioneering competitions as a way to build closer ties between students and entrepreneurs.

And that’s just the start. We’ll update this post with more throughout the month, so stay tuned.

A culture of entrepreneurship is woven into every program at Michigan Ross. The school’s phenomenal resources and experience in entrepreneurship make it the place to learn not just how to start up, but to start strong. That’s the reason Michigan Ross and Zell Lurie have been ranked one of the top three graduate programs for entrepreneurship three years in a row.

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