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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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  • September 2021 Newsletter

    September 2021 Newsletter

        Fourth Annual Business+Impact Showcase Features 35 Impact Organizations As part of Business+Impact’s mission to make students aware of all the impact opportunities across campus, B+I welcomed incoming and returning students from across campus to its fourth annual Business+Impact Showcase on Sept. 14. Students met with 35 exhibiting organizations …
  • Fourth Annual Business+Impact Showcase Features 35 Impact Organizations

    Fourth Annual Business+Impact Showcase Features 35 Impact Organizations

    Ann Arbor, September 15, 2021 – As part of Business+Impact’s mission to make students aware of all the impact opportunities across campus, B+I welcomed incoming and returning students to its fourth annual Business+Impact Showcase on Tues, Sept. 14 from 11 am – 1 pm at Michigan Ross. New and returning …
  • Donna Harris

    Donna Harris

    Donna Harris (MBA 1999) is an investor, technologist and serial entrepreneur whose work and investments have helped thousands of startups worldwide to grow and scale while solving some of our greatest challenges.   She is currently serving as Founder and CEO of Builders and Backers, but also is a General …
  • How the University of Michigan brings human-centric design to business students

    How the University of Michigan brings human-centric design to business students

    August 23, 2021 – You may be surprised to know that some of the confusion we experience while going about our everyday lives might actually be more a result of poor design, and not a fault of our own. For instance, have you ever walked up to a door and …
  • August 2021 Newsletter

    August 2021 Newsletter

    Nonprofit Board Fellowship Info Session and Application Business+Impact’s Nonprofit Board Fellowship Program develops cross-sector leadership skills by placing graduate students as non-voting members on boards at Southeast Michigan nonprofits. An application for the program is available on our website, and is due Fri, Sept. 10 at noon. You must attend the info session below in …
  • Applebaum Impact Design Fellows and Founders Showcase Their Work This Summer During +Impact Studio Summer Demo Day

    Applebaum Impact Design Fellows and Founders Showcase Their Work This Summer During +Impact Studio Summer Demo Day

    August 18, 2021 – ANN ARBOR – Michigan Ross +Impact Studio‘s Applebaum Impact Design Fellows and Founders in the newly launched Founders Program shared their venture concepts and summer learnings with key entrepreneurial stakeholders during a demo day co-hosted by +Impact Studio Innovator-in-Residence, Moses Lee and Business+Impact Managing Director, Cat …
  • Toast, Clover, Square – How University of Michigan Students are Using FinTech to Support Detroit Small Businesses

    Toast, Clover, Square – How University of Michigan Students are Using FinTech to Support Detroit Small Businesses

    by Simone Turner (UMSI ’22) The Congregation Detroit is a perfect melding of a coffee shop, bar, restaurant, and community space located in a historic church on the west side of Detroit. When renovating the long-abandoned space, co-owner Betsy Murdoch and partners focused on preserving the integrity, historical detail, and …
  • Social Enterprise Spotlight: FoodFinder

    Social Enterprise Spotlight: FoodFinder

    Earlier this year Business+Impact introduced a new series on U-M alumni who have created social enterprises and continue the work of entrepreneurship after graduation. Our inaugural spotlight was about Thawra; now we focus our spotlight on FoodFinder,  a tech platform making it easier for families in need to find nearby …
  • Summer 2021 Newsletter

    Summer 2021 Newsletter

    Open Road at Ross Delivers Impact for Social Entrepreneurs Three teams of Michigan Ross MBAs spent the month of May helping social entrepreneurs in Detroit and southeast Michigan with the business challenges they face. Working remotely this year, the intrepid “travelers” of Open Road at Ross were focused on addressing …
  • Andrew Hoffman’s interview with award-winning author J.B. MacKinnon

    Andrew Hoffman’s interview with award-winning author J.B. MacKinnon

    On June 16, 2021, Professor Andrew Hoffman interviewed award-winning author J.B. MacKinnon on his new book: The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves (HarperCollins, 2021). This book is asking, and answering, some very important questions for the future of our society and our world.     What would really …
  • Learning from Detroit Businesses and Fellow Students

    Learning from Detroit Businesses and Fellow Students

    By Michael Willard, BBA/LSA This summer, I am one of 31 interns working in the U-M Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project +Impact Studio for Local Business. The interns come from STAMPS, the School of Information, the Ford School, and Michigan Ross. Last year the program began, with interns focused on creating …
  • Open Road at Ross Allows MBAs to Consult with Detroit Social Entrepreneurs

    Open Road at Ross Allows MBAs to Consult with Detroit Social Entrepreneurs

    by Glenn Bugala, Business+Impact June 14, 2021, Ann Arbor, MI – Three teams of Ross MBAs spent the month of May helping three major social entrepreneurs in Detroit, MI with the business challenges they face. Working remotely this year, the intrepid “travelers” of Open Road at Ross were focused on …