RANKING: U-M Entrepreneurship Offerings Ranked in Top Five Nationally
You say University of Michigan, we say startup paradise.
The Princeton Review, in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, named U-M’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program fourth in the nation. The magazine cites 54 courses and the Center for Entrepreneurship among the reasons for the success of scores of founders and CEOs, noting that U-M grads launched 336 companies and collectively raised more than $171 million in funding over the past decade.
Michigan Ross students and graduates are an integral part of that story, of course — check out just a few of their recent achievements:
- Danny Sheridan, BBA '18, launched Woodside Distributors, which has made millions in sales.
- Lexie Ernst, BBA '17, and Jake Wayne, BSI ‘16, received a $1 million dollar investment for the personal safety app Companion after winning on the Apple TV show Planet of the Apps.
- Austin Rief, BBA ’17, recently closed an investment round which included $100,000 from the Zell Founders Fund for e-newsletter Morning Brew.
- Eric Katz, BBA '17, co-founded Kulisha, which has won numerous funding competitions. The company seeks to implement more sustainable farming and composting practices in the food industry.
- Jordana Schrager, BA '16/MiB '16, recently collaborated with Steve Madden for her shoe company By Jordana; she also received a $75,000 investment from the Zell Founders Fund.
- Jason Okrasinski, BBA '13, launched CribSpot, attracting $2.5 million in funding from Y-Combinator, Hyde Park Ventures, Huron River Ventures, and others.
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine also ranked U-M the ninth best graduate program for entrepreneurship.
The university’s entrepreneurship offerings have been consistently ranked top 10 in the U.S. for the past several years. Not only does U-M boast excellent resources for those with startup dreams, but Michigan Ross offers plenty as well, from the Sam Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, which brings the country’s most successful entrepreneurs and faculty to Ann Arbor, to events such as Entrepalooza, the Michigan Business Challenge, and Dare to Dream, which provide students real-world opportunities to apply their entrepreneurship studies.