Zell Entrepreneurs is an elite program designed to provide support to students who are dedicated to work on their businesses full-time upon graduation. Students selected to participate in this immersive, year-long program will receive support, mentorship, resources, and funding to get their ventures launch ready. Zell Entrepreneurs is open to final-year students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges in Ann Arbor.
Zell Entrepreneurs receive one-on-one mentorship from Michigan Ross faculty and external advisers from across business
Zell Entrepreneurs are a cohort of like-minded individuals that are driven to make their new venture a success. Once the program has completed, students remain engaged through the global ZGen network.
Zell Entrepreneurs are invited to work with students from our sister programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and IDC Herzliya at the Zell Entrepreneurs yearly trek to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Zell Entrepreneurs receive up to $10,000 to invest in their new venture. Participants also have an opportunity to apply for financial investment from the Zell Founders Fund following graduation.
To learn more about the Zell Entrepreneurs Program, please attend our information session in the fall semester – check for dates on the ZLI events calendar.
Zell Entrepreneurs Application - Open for 2021
Zell Entrepreneurs are actively seeking a new cohort for the 2021/22 academic year. Interested University of Michigan Ann Arbor-campus students should complete and submit the application form by 4:30pm on September 20, 2021. For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic credit is not available for participation in this program.