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September 20

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

 




Lunch and Learn: Meet with leading entrepreneurs and investors
Open to all U-M students

(Colloquium, 6th floor)
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.   Registration, Networking, Refreshments
Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,MI
(Winter Garden)



1:00 p.m.





1:15 p.m.
 

 

Welcome, Presentation of the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Announcement of Scholars
Stewart Thornhill, Executive Director, Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
(Blau Auditorium)

Keynote Introduction
Alison Davis-Blake, Edward J. Frey Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Keynote Speaker
Adam Lilling (BBA ’92)
Co-founder, Launchpad LA
Founder and Managing Partner, Plus Capital
Co-founder and CEO, BiggerBoat
Founder and CEO of Pentagon CDs & Tapes


2:00 p.m.
 
 
Networking Break and Refreshments

 

2:15 p.m.

 

 

  Concurrent Panel Discussions – Session I
- Starting Up & Growing Your Business R1210
- Pathways to Entrepreneurship R1230
- Early Stage Financing R1240
3:15 p.m.
 
  Networking Break and Refreshments
 
3:30 p.m.

 
  Concurrent Panel Discussions – Session II
- Starting Up & Growing Your Business R1210
- Pathways to Entrepreneurship R1230
- Early Stage Financing R1240


4:30 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Symposium Concludes 

Post-Entrepalooza Mingle 'n' Match
(Colloquium, 6th floor)

Panel Discussions

Starting Up and Growing Your Business
R1210
Getting started is a huge step for every visionary and tenacious entrepreneur. What does it really take to start up and how do you grow the business? Come learn from our panelists' experiences in the startup world to find out best practices and biggest pitfalls when developing your business.
Panelists:
Kalyan Handique, CEO, DeNovo Sciences, Co-founder, HandyLab
Shally Madan (MBA ’09), COO & Co-founder, Luminate Health
Ann Marie Sastry, Co-founder & CEO, Sakti3, former UM Professor of Engineering
Todd Sullivan (MBA ’05), CEO, Betterfly.com, Founder, SpiritShop, CrowdZone.com
Moderator: Diego Cepeda (MBA ’14), Ross School of Business


Pathways to Entrepreneurship
R1230
Not every company is founded by a 19 year-old computer programming whiz. Many budding entrepreneurs develop within a corporation to build their knowledge and eventually branch out on their own. Others find their calling when they see a need while working at their day job. Join our panel to hear how our guests have shaped entrepreneurial opportunities with their corporate careers and then gained the courage to pursue their own path.
Panelists:
Justin Adams (BSEE '01,MBA ’09), CEO, AlertWatch
David Klein, Co-founder & CEO, CommonBond
Nora Schultz (MBA '95),
Founder, Naturally Nora
Rich Sheridan
, CEO, Menlo Innovations LLC

Moderator: Jeffrey Schroeder (MBA ’14), Ross School of Business

Early Stage Financing
R1240
Oftentimes, early stage startup companies face the enormous task of raising capital with an as yet unfinished product or an untested business model. This panel, comprised of entrepreneurs, investors and experts, will explore strategies and mechanics of seed stage funding and common pitfalls that entrepreneurs should avoid during the process.
Panelists:
Anna Haghgooie (BBA '03), Managing Director, Sandbox Industries, BCBS Ventures
Troy Henikoff, Managing Director, TechStars Chicago

Jeff Schmulen,
Founder and CEO, Red Deer Liqueur LLC
Phil Tepley, Director of Technology Commercialization Services, Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MSBTDC)
Moderator: Kartik Bandhuvula (MBA ’14), Ross School of Business


Student Lunch & Learn

Meet with Leading Entrepreneurs, Investors and Community Resources
Colloquium, Sixth Floor, Ross

The informal luncheon will provide students the opportunity to have small group discussions on a variety of selected topics with experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Topics relate to different stages of the start-up life cycle and to starting businesses in different industries.
Justin Adams (BSEE '01, MBA ’09),
CEO, AlertWatch
Lori Emerson,
Manager, Business Accelerator, SPARK
Tom Frank, Executive Director, UM Center for Entrepreneurship
Matt Gibson,
Assistant Director for Student Ventures, UM Center for Entrepreneurship
Sarika Gupta (MBA '10),
Program Manager, Zell Lurie Institute
Anna Haghgooie (BBA '03),
Managing Director, Sandbox Industries, BCBS Ventures
Kalyan Handique,
CEO, DeNovo Sciences, Co-founder, HandyLab
David Klein, Co-founder & CEO, CommonBond
Shally Madan (MBA '09), COO & Co-founder, Luminate Health

Martha Reck, Student Affairs, UM Center for Entrepreneurship
Jeff Schmulen, Founder and CEO, Red Deer Liqueur LLC

Nora Schultz (MBA '95)
, Founder, Naturally Nora
Rich Sheridan,
CEO, Menlo Innovations LLC
Sidd Sinha (MBA '09), CEO & Co-founder, Luminate Health
Todd Sullivan (MBA '05), CEO, Betterfly.com, Founder, SpiritShop, CrowdZone.com
Stewart Thornhill, Executive Director, Zell Lurie Institute

  
Questions About Entrepalooza? Please contact Carolyn Maguire at 734-615-4419 or zlicontact@umich.edu.

Conference Co-Chairs
Marybeth Davis, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Kartik Bandhuvula (MBA '14), Entrepreneur & Venture Club, Ross School of Business
Diego Cepeda (MBA '14), Entrepreneur & Venture Club, Ross School of Business
Ioan-Calin Moica (MBA '14), Entrepreneur & Venture Club, Ross School of Business
Jeffrey Schroeder (MBA '14), Entrepreneur & Venture Club, Ross School of Business

POST-ENTREPALOOZA MINGLE ‘N’ MATCH

Mingle with other entrepreneurial-minded students and community members and find team members.
Colloquium, Sixth Floor, Ross
The Zell Lurie Institute, Ann Arbor SPARK and the Center for Entrepreneurship invite you to mingle with other entrepreneurial-minded students and community members and find team members. The event begins with informal mingling, followed by a series of one-minute pitches by those interested in finding team members. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email with your name, company or project name (if applicable), and a 1-2 line description of your business or idea to: minglenmatch@umich.edu.