Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track Finals

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Finals Schedule
Friday, February 21: 

9:00 – 11:35 am   MBC Track Finals (Seigle Impact Track, Innovation Track, Invention Track) Four finalists each track: 15 minute pitch, 15 minutes Q&A

12:30pm Winners of each track announced 

1:30 – 3:15 pm  MBC Best in Business Pitches (First place winner of each track) 15 minute pitch, 15 minutes Q&A

3:15 – 5:30 pm  MBC Reception (lower level Ross building):
3:15 – 4:15 pm     Team Showcase (all Track Finalists will table)
4:15 – 4:45 pm      Elevator Pitch Competition (all Track Finalists) 
5:00 – 5:15 pm      Awards announced

The Track Finals take place in the morning from 9:00-11:35am. All twelve teams will pitch to a new panel of judges. Pitches will include business plan for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

At 12:30pm, ALL TEAMS will be present when the winner of each track (and places 2-4) are announced. Those three winners will present again in the afternoon to a new panel of judges for a chance to win an additional $5,000 Best in Business Prize. 

Every Finalist team will participate in the MBC Student Startup Showcase from 3:15-4:15 pm, where there will be tables and talking about each venture to attendees. There is a Showcase cash award to be won. 

Every Finalist team will choose one team member to give a 60-second elevator pitch to the crowd. Yes, there are cash awards for this as well.

At 5:15, the winners of all awards will be announced, there will be big checks and lots of photos.

ALL portions of the day are open to the public.

RSVP FOR FINALS SHOWCASE

Awards: 

Here’s how the $100,000 in cash prizes is allotted:
$15,000 MBC track winner (one in each of the 3 tracks)
$7,500 MBC track runner-up (one in each of the 3 tracks)
$1,500 MBC track Finalists (two in each of the 3 tracks)
$5,000 OneMagnify MBC Best in Business Award 
$5,000 Williamson Award for Best Business/Engineering team 
$5,000 Sillman Undergraduate Award
$2,000 MIC Investment Committee Award
$500 MBC Showcase Award
$500 MBC Elevator Pitch 1st Place
$250 MBC Elevator Pitch 2nd Place
$100 MBC Elevator Pitch 3rd Place
$250 MBC Round Two Participation Awards (all teams who continue on in the competition will receive this award along with any additional awards)

 

Business+Impact Showcase

Flowing from clubs to initiatives and centers, the Ross Business+Impact Initiative is an essential part of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Not only that, but through partnerships with other U-M schools and specific programs, we create multidisciplinary action-based learning opportunities across campus. New and existing students interested in poverty alleviation, healthcare access, sustainability, human rights and diversity should attend to discover opportunities to make a difference in the places where they live and work, at the school, and around the world.

This event is a tabled event with multiple constituents, and there will be light hors d’oeuvres served.

Exhibiting Organizations:

Blueprints For Pangaea
Business+Impact
Career Development Office
Center for Positive Organizations
Center for Socially Engaged Design / Innovation in Action
Community Consulting Club
Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project
Detroit Revitalization & Business
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ Ross
Education+Business
Emerging Markets Club
Engaged Learning Office (UMSI)
Erb Institute
Ginsberg Center
Global Initiatives at Ross
Graham Sustainability Institute
Healthcare and Life Sciences Club
Impact Investing Group
Michigan in Washington

Net Impact – MBA
Net Impact – Undergraduate
Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
Open Road at Ross
optiMize
Poverty Solutions
Problem Solving Initiative
Propel Business Club
Semester in Detroit
Smart Cities Club
Social Venture Fund
Systems Studio / Taubman College
Tauber Institute for Global Operations
TechArb Student Venture Accelerator
University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program
William Davidson Institute
Wolverine Disaster Relief Club
Zell Lurie Institute

My Work with a Nonprofit in Detroit Has Shown Me The True Power of Collaboration

By Grace Kendra, MM ’19

From the moment I was accepted into the Master of Management Program at the Ross School of Business, I started looking into opportunities that would supplement my academic studies and provide relevant experiences for my future career.

Whether my career choices would land me in the nonprofit sector or not, I knew a goal of mine was to be involved in aiding the missions of nonprofit organizations in the community where I live. The Board Fellowship Program appeared to be, and has been, the perfect opportunity.

Read the full blog post »

Michigan Business Challenge

 

November 2018 Newsletter

AT ROSS:

“Shared Prosperity” Conference a Big Success

Over a hundred executives and academics came to Ross on Oct. 24-26 for a conference titled, “Working Towards a Shared Prosperity: An Academic-Executive Dialogue,” sponsored by Business+Impact and the Aspen Institute. Two public events featured Carl Camden, former CEO of Kelly Services, and James Keane, CEO of Steelcase. Discussions ranged from employment opportunities to creating cultures that share the wealth.

See the photos, agenda, and videos of sessions on the conference webpage.


2018 Renewable Energy Case Competition

Fri, Nov. 30
Ross School of Business 

The Energy Club at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will present its tenth annual Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC), where MBA teams from top business schools compete to solve one of many significant challenges facing the renewable energy industry today. The 2018 RECC committee selects the competition topic and writes the case. Business+Impact is a sponsor of this competition.

COMPETITION WEBPAGE


Ross Open Road Info Session

Tues, Dec. 4, 5 – 6 pm
@ Ross B1580

MBAs are invited to learn about Ross Open Road with last year’s teams, as they speak about their experiences. Now in its fifth year, this student-organized program is focused on social entrepreneurship and takes place in the month of May.


Support Social Impact Students on Nov. 27

Giving Blueday is Michigan’s university-wide global day of giving. On Nov. 27, you can transform lives by supporting the Ross Give-A-Day Fund, which we administer. Plus, your money will go even further through matching and social media challenges!

SUPPORT INTERNS


Peace Corps Info Session

Tues, Nov. 27, 5 – 6 pm
@ Ross B1580

Make a difference in the world with the Peace Corps. Attend this information session to find out more about this unique approach to making a difference.


Ross Event Highlights


WDI: Liquid Assets: Investing to End the Global Water Crisis
Tues, Nov 27 @ 5 pm
Ross R2240

Erb:
 The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Business and Human Rights with Roger McElrath
Thurs, Nov 29 @ Noon
Ross B2560

CDO: Careers in Impact Panel and Networking
Thurs, Nov. 29 5:30-7:30 pm
Ross Colloquium

Net Impact: Career Symposium
Fri, Nov. 30, 9:30 am – 3 pm
Ross School of Business

Clubs: Emerging Markets Conference
Fri, Dec. 7, 8:30 am – 3 pm
Ross Colloquium

CPO:
 Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact
Tues, Dec. 4 @ 4 pm
Ross School of Business

All of these events are open to the public.

For a complete list of impact events in the coming month, visit the Business+Impact Impact Gateway at RossImpact.com

   IMPACT NEWS & NOTES:


AT THE UNIVERSITY:

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Guest Speaker: Trey Boynton

Tues, Nov. 27, 7 – 9 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Guest speaker Trey Boynton will discuss her position as Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Ann Arbor-based Duo Security. A graduate of U-M, Trey is an advocate for creating change so that all people are valued, celebrated and able to offer their unique contribution.


LSA

Detroit Community-Based Research Project

Application Deadline: Tues, Dec. 4 @ 9 am

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a social justice-focused summer fellowship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places undergraduates with community-based organizations in full-time research positions. Students work on projects addressing social and environmental justice, food insecurity, human rights, public health, youth development, and more!


FORD

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

Thurs, Dec. 6 @ 4 pm
Weill Hall

Virginia Eubanks will discuss her book of the same name, where she systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. Naomi Klein says, “With its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”


IN THE IMPACT COMMUNITY:

SIILK Network Fellowships

Application Deadline: Fri, Nov. 30

SIILK is launching a one-year fellowship to support education and professional development for exceptional students through an internship with IEN, featuring academic project work, mentorship, training, and support. Fellows will receive an $8,000 honorarium and extensive opportunities to connect with experts. The fellowship program is open to graduate and undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Apply here


2019 Global Social Venture Competition

Application Deadline: Mon, Dec. 3

Kickstart your social venture through multiple opportunities to win prize money, ranging from $2,500 to $40,000 in potential funding for your start-up. GSVC connects emerging social entrepreneurs with the world’s leading experts in venture capital, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.

Apply here

November 2018 Newsletter

AT ROSS:

“Shared Prosperity” Conference a Big Success

Over a hundred executives and academics came to Ross on Oct. 24-26 for a conference titled, “Working Towards a Shared Prosperity: An Academic-Executive Dialogue,” sponsored by Business+Impact and the Aspen Institute. Two public events featured Carl Camden, former CEO of Kelly Services, and James Keane, CEO of Steelcase. Discussions ranged from employment opportunities to creating cultures that share the wealth.

See the photos, agenda, and videos of sessions on the conference webpage.


2018 Renewable Energy Case Competition

Fri, Nov. 30
Ross School of Business

The Energy Club at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will present its tenth annual Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC), where MBA teams from top business schools compete to solve one of many significant challenges facing the renewable energy industry today. The 2018 RECC committee selects the competition topic and writes the case. Business+Impact is a sponsor of this competition.

COMPETITION WEBPAGE


Ross Open Road Info Session

Tues, Dec. 4, 5 – 6 pm
@ Ross B1580

MBAs are invited to learn about Ross Open Road with last year’s teams, as they speak about their experiences. Now in its fifth year, this student-organized program is focused on social entrepreneurship and takes place in the month of May.


Support Social Impact Students on Nov. 27

Giving Blueday is Michigan’s university-wide global day of giving. On Nov. 27, you can transform lives by supporting the Ross Give-A-Day Fund, which we administer. Plus, your money will go even further through matching and social media challenges!

SUPPORT INTERNS


Peace Corps Info Session

Tues, Nov. 27, 5 – 6 pm
@ Ross B1580

Make a difference in the world with the Peace Corps. Attend this information session to find out more about this unique approach to making a difference.


Ross Event Highlights


WDI: Liquid Assets: Investing to End the Global Water Crisis
Tues, Nov 27 @ 5 pm
Ross R2240

Erb:
 The Elements of Business Sustainability Series: Business and Human Rights with Roger McElrath
Thurs, Nov 29 @ Noon
Ross B2560

CDO: Careers in Impact Panel and Networking
Thurs, Nov. 29 5:30-7:30 pm
Ross Colloquium

Net Impact: Career Symposium
Fri, Nov. 30, 9:30 am – 3 pm
Ross School of Business

Clubs: Emerging Markets Conference
Fri, Dec. 7, 8:30 am – 3 pm
Ross Colloquium

CPO:
 Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact
Tues, Dec. 4 @ 4 pm
Ross School of Business

All of these events are open to the public.

For a complete list of impact events in the coming month, visit the Business+Impact Impact Gateway at RossImpact.com

   IMPACT NEWS & NOTES:


AT THE UNIVERSITY:

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Guest Speaker: Trey Boynton

Tues, Nov. 27, 7 – 9 pm
Rackham Auditorium

Guest speaker Trey Boynton will discuss her position as Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Ann Arbor-based Duo Security. A graduate of U-M, Trey is an advocate for creating change so that all people are valued, celebrated and able to offer their unique contribution.


LSA

Detroit Community-Based Research Project

Application Deadline: Tues, Dec. 4 @ 9 am

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a social justice-focused summer fellowship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places undergraduates with community-based organizations in full-time research positions. Students work on projects addressing social and environmental justice, food insecurity, human rights, public health, youth development, and more!


FORD

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

Thurs, Dec. 6 @ 4 pm
Weill Hall

Virginia Eubanks will discuss her book of the same name, where she systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. Naomi Klein says, “With its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”


IN THE IMPACT COMMUNITY:

SIILK Network Fellowships

Application Deadline: Fri, Nov. 30

SIILK is launching a one-year fellowship to support education and professional development for exceptional students through an internship with IEN, featuring academic project work, mentorship, training, and support. Fellows will receive an $8,000 honorarium and extensive opportunities to connect with experts. The fellowship program is open to graduate and undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Apply here


2019 Global Social Venture Competition

Application Deadline: Mon, Dec. 3

Kickstart your social venture through multiple opportunities to win prize money, ranging from $2,500 to $40,000 in potential funding for your start-up. GSVC connects emerging social entrepreneurs with the world’s leading experts in venture capital, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.

Apply here

Social Impact at Michigan Ross – WEBINAR

Join us to learn more about social impact at Ross. Members of Net Impact and the Full-Time MBA Admissions Office will discuss academics, student life, and recruiting as it relates to candidates interested in social impact careers.

REGISTER HERE