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Here is the latest news from and about Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, plus links to resources for impact changemakers across campus and in the USA.

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  • Free Accounting Fridays Seeks Student Coordinator

    Free Accounting Fridays Seeks Student Coordinator

    The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) connects small businesses in Detroit with experienced University of Michigan faculty and students, providing unprecedented access to free business, legal and/or design consulting that can help grow their venture.  As part of DNEP, the Free Accounting Fridays program is seeking a business student to …
  • Give-A-Day Fund Receives CASE Award

    Give-A-Day Fund Receives CASE Award

    June 12, 2020 – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced that the Michigan Ross Give-A-Day Fund has received a Circle of Excellence Award for its work in funding impact interns.  The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the global non-profit association dedicated to …
  • B+I Solidarity Statement and Racial Justice Resources

    B+I Solidarity Statement and Racial Justice Resources

    Business+Impact stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the Ross School of Business BBSA. With Business+Impact we aim to build a better world through powerful ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our time. We are committed to the work of dismantling the structures of …
  • COVID-19 era offers proving ground for new business models—for better or worse

    COVID-19 era offers proving ground for new business models—for better or worse

    May 6, 2020 – B+I’s Jerry Davis explores parallels between the Great Recession of ’08 and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how entrepreneurial trends could be catalysts for significant change on the other side of the current crisis.  This article is reprinted from UM’s Michigan News. Faculty Q&A Jerry Davis is a …
  • 2020 Summer Fund Interns Will Virtually Impact the World

    2020 Summer Fund Interns Will Virtually Impact the World

    Business+Impact awarded competitive grants to MBAs, BBA Juniors, and MPPs. They will intern virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2019-20 Board Fellows Learn about Nonprofits

    2019-20 Board Fellows Learn about Nonprofits

    Overview The 2019-20 Board Fellowship Program was every bit as successful as in recent years. Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Public Health, and other programs developed project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan.  Although the academic year ending with the …
  • B+I COVID-19 Response Page

    B+I COVID-19 Response Page

    For Students: SEEK and Give SUPPORT Optimize Community-Based Projects Fund Supporting Ann Arbor Small Businesses Ginsberg Center: Connect to Community United Way COVID-19 Fund and Resources FREE SOFTWARE/services offered during COVID-19 Poverty Solutions: How to get your $1,200 Stimulus Check Poverty Solutions: Resources for the Poor Patronicity: Pay it Forward …
  • Inspiring creativity in the +Impact Studio Course

    Inspiring creativity in the +Impact Studio Course

    Entrepreneurs, you can inspire team creativity like this. by Jason Chao – +Impact Studio: Translating Research into Practice (BA670) allows students to promote their ideas in a comfortable and safe environment, and how to effectively persuade others. Yesterday I saw a very shy engineer speaking out about his idea. You need to understand …
  • Marcus Collins Chats about Cultural Contagion in Social Impact Marketing

    Marcus Collins Chats about Cultural Contagion in Social Impact Marketing

      March 11, 2020 – Ann Arbor, Michigan – In one of the final public Ross events before its closure to the coronavirus pandemic, the Impact Studio brought together faculty director Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Marcus Collins for a lively discussion about the ironically named “Cultural Contagion” that forms the basis …
  • “Igniting Impact” Conference Brought together Business People and Researchers for Maximum Impact

    “Igniting Impact” Conference Brought together Business People and Researchers for Maximum Impact

    Business+Impact at Michigan Ross sponsored a conference on business research for social impact at the Ross School of Business. “Igniting Impact: Enhancing Business Practice and Research through Greater Collaboration”
  • Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Ann Arbor, February 24, 2020 – The winner of the 2020 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track is Lillian Augusta – (Jannice Newson [MS ‘20] & Nana Britwum [MS ‘20])a biodegradable hair braiding product made from Phragmites, which is an invasive plant species. The Seigle Impact Track competition, co-sponsored by the Zell …
  • Adrienne Harris Chats about Financial Inclusion in an Age of Fintech

    Adrienne Harris Chats about Financial Inclusion in an Age of Fintech

    February 12, 2020 – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Impact Studio faculty director Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks was on hand to engage Adrienne Harris in a lively discussion about her work in governmental and corporate strategy around financial inclusion and fintech availability to the underserved. Ms. Harris is a U-M Ford School Professor …