Students returning from their holiday breaks are in for a treat. Business+Impact is proud to introduce a new website. Not only does the new website clarify our mission and vision, but it looks fresh–with more media, more ways to interact, and more thought-provoking features. Plus, students can still find the events, co-curriculars and all that they rely on in our new, cleaner Impact Gateway.
The B+I Impact Studio course launched January 14. This new initiative aims to translate insights from faculty research into practical solutions for the world’s challenges. The inaugural course draws on Ross Professor Eric Schwartz’s research recently featured in The Atlantic. During the winter term, graduate students from across disciplines will use design methods to develop solutions that address lead contamination in the Flint water system and beyond.
Tues, Feb. 12, 5:30-7 pm
R0220, Ross School of Business
The nonprofit sector is in a time of generational change. The U.S. baby boomer population has comprised the majority of board leadership roles across the country, but as they leave these positions, there is a significant challenge (and opportunity) for nonprofits to recruit the next generation of nonprofit board leaders.
Join us to engage with our panel of nonprofit experts as they discuss ways in which the sector is creating a pipeline for future leaders.
Ross Event Highlights:
Business+Impact is proud to welcome Cat Johnson as our new Managing Director. Cat most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Empowerment Plan in Detroit and is a University of Michigan MBA/MSW alum. As we move to expand our Impact Studio, Cat will lead that initiative in addition to handling the day-to-day operations of B+I. Stop in at our office and say “hi!”
Michigan Business Challenge – Start-up Workshops for Student Entrepreneurs
Students involved in the Seigle Impact Track of the Michigan Business Challenge and student entrepreneurs all across campus are invited to attend a series of invaluable workshops designed to make their startups successful. Below is a list of workshops offered by Michigan Ross‘s Zell Lurie Institute, all starting at 5 pm at various locations in Michigan Ross.
- Jan. 23 – Impact Assessment
- Jan. 24 – How to Succeed at Business Plan Competitions
- Feb. 4 – Business Model Canvas
- Feb. 5 – Identifying & Sizing Your Market
- Feb. 6 – Customer Discovery
- Feb. 11 – Assessing Your Financial Feasibility
- Feb. 12 – Startup Financials
- Feb. 13 – Startup Funding For First Time Entrepreneurs
- Feb. 14 – Communicating with Investors
- Feb. 19 – ZLI Startup Workshop
- Feb. 20 – ZLI Startup Workshop
Tues, Jan. 29 @ 5 pm
Join next year’s Give-A-Day fund Board to help continue an important tradition supporting social impact at Ross! You will gain valuable experience planning and executing a fundraising campaign and gain insight into the selection process for award recipients. Register above to learn more about positions and the application process. The application will be sent out on Fri, Jan. 25 and is due Fri, Feb. 1.
Impact News & Notes
At the University:
Mon, Jan. 28, 6 – 8 pm
Michigan League Ballroom
The annual LSA Social Impact Fair is a chance to explore opportunities for you to affect change on pressing issues, or to gain experience in nonprofits supporting the arts, health, and beyond. Representatives from nonprofit organizations and U-M programs will participate.
MUNGER GRADUATE RESIDENCES
Application Deadline: Fri, Feb. 8 @ 11:59 pm
Showcase: Thur, Mar. 28 @ 5:30 pm
This semester, Munger Graduate Residences has partnered with MDining and Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) to ask teams of students to address issues of sustainability on campus, using a fictional $100,000 grant. Winning team members will be awarded $1000 each, and runner-up team members will be awarded $250. Registration opens Sun, Jan. 27.
Application Deadline: Thurs, Feb. 14 @ Noon
The MIW program offers an opportunity each year for 45-50 undergraduates from any major to spend a semester in Washington D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship that reflects their particular area of interest (such as American politics, international studies, history, the arts, public health, economics, the media, the environment, science and technology).
TAUBMAN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING
Fri, Feb. 22, 9 am – 5 pm
Art + Architecture Building
In Building Better Futures: Innovations in Equitable Development, U-M Taubman College will convene experts at the forefront of designing, financing, developing and promoting better buildings, better outcomes and better futures for all across race, income, age, ability, household type and geography.
Now available online
Now more than ever, people are seeking ways to affect change in their communities — both locally and around the world. This course is for anyone — from novices to experienced practitioners — who wants to work more effectively with community members and organizations. This course is now offered through EdX.
In the Impact Community:
Feb. 6 – 8
Online and Southern California
The 2019 MAKERS Conference is a global women’s leadership event that brings together the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech, and finance to explore ways to accelerate the movement with compelling videos, provocative conversations, and onstage pledges for change.
Application due Sun, Feb. 10
by 11:59 pm PST
Finals Event: March 8
Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) invites teams from the University of Michigan to apply to the Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition. This year’s competition is focused on the following areas: race; ethnicity; gender identity; intellectual, mental, or physical disabilities; sexual orientation; age; former incarceration; and socio-economic status. Finalists will present at UC Berkeley on March 8, 2019.
Application due by Wed, Feb. 13
Education Pioneers is looking for emerging leaders who have proven professional expertise, leadership experience, and commitment to education to transform education for our nation’s students. Are you the next Education Pioneer? The application for the 2018 Summer Fellowship is open.