Thomas Zurbuchen
Senior Counselor for Entrepreneurial Education

Enjoy these thoughts and progress reports on innovation and Innovate Blue. Would you like to be a guest blogger? Contact us to indicate interest or suggest a post.

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 ...

Keep Reading

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. ...

Keep Reading


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 ...

Keep Reading

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 ...

Keep Reading

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 ...

Keep Reading

U-M’s Entrepreneurial Community Unites

A community of doers. By Innovate Blue student associates Spencer Peterson and Mathias Arkayin On a fittingly cold evening this past Thursday, hundreds of students gathered in the Michigan Union Ballroom to celebrate ICE: the community of innovators, creators, ...

Keep Reading