Thomas Zurbuchen
Senior Counselor for Entrepreneurial Education

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A Message to the Graduates of 2015

graduates1 By Thomas Zurbuchen This weekend, thousands of University of Michigan students will participate in commencement, and many will likely face their post-college days with a mix of trepidation and excitement. What I hope they’ll carry ...

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Social Entrepreneurs Ask ‘Why Not Me?’

optimize By Kate Morris The University of Michigan student organization optiMize recently celebrated its third annual Social Innovation Challenge Final Showcase, highlighting the efforts of multidisciplinary teams aimed at effecting social change. Co-founder Jeff Sorenson describes ...

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36 Hours and a Creative Lens

take36blog By guest blogger Nick Theodoracatos This year, for the first time, MPowered Entrepreneurship held a first-of-its-kind weekend long challenge for creative self-starters and filmmakers. Take 36 is a 36-hour film competition in which participants form teams ...

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From U-M to SXSW

SXSW By Innovate Blue Student Associate Mathias Arkayin For the third year in a row, the University of Michigan demonstrated its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. ...

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#innovateup

Slide1 By Thomas Zurbuchen There is a saying that goes “We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.” Sometimes, these meetings ignite a spark that spurs innovation, and ...

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The Grit Advantage

climbing_hands-851x315 Success as an entrepreneur (and in life) might just hinge on this trait. Do you have it? By Kristen Kerecman, Innovate Blue Communications and Marketing Manager My first few months working with Innovate Blue were ...

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Entrepreneurial Creativity: What’s the Purpose?

This post is the first in our series on Entrepreneurial Creativity by faculty lecturer in Literature, Sciences and the Arts Eric Fretz. Fretz teaches UC 270: Entrepreneurial Creativity, one of the core courses in the minor ...

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