1. Kladder: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 3, 2017

    Who are the team members? Jaymon Ballew Thomas Alston Lee Cumberland Codi Staples How did you decide your team name? Our team name comes from the term cladding, which is the process of bonding one metal to another. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Our venture stems from identifying the issue of the disparity in career Read more


  2. AIM Tech: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Stephen John Aaron Steiner (@aaronsteiner) How did you decide your team name? AIM Tech is the short form of “Advanced Innovative Medical Technologies”. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Stephen grew up in Nepal, and witnessed firsthand the need for an affordable, low tech, low power ventilator to help premature infants. Read more


  3. Find Your Ditto: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Parisa Soraya, @parisasoraya Brianna Wolin, @breezygfreezy Team: @findyourditto How did you decide your team name? We actually named our business with a thesaurus! We wanted to find a word to describe the feeling of “me too” and “I get it”, which led us to “ditto”. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Read more


  4. Sage & Grace: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Holly Price (MBA ’17) @sageandgrace How did you decide your team name? With an industry like the funeral industry, I felt it was important to have a name that did not directly trigger the negative feelings of death and dying. I have found that many of the people who plan funerals are strong Read more


  5. U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters

    January 23, 2017

    Jan. 23, 2017 – ANN ARBOR – Cart, a University of Michigan startup that connects people to healthy, fresh groceries, will offer $10 round trip rides via Lyft through March 22 at Detroit Meijer stores. Meijer is donating the other $10 it costs per ride, said Cart CEO Stacey Matlen, who graduated from U-M with Read more


  6. Four Impact Track Teams Advance to the Finals of the Michigan Business Challenge

    January 23, 2017 – Ann Arbor – The Center for Social Impact wants to thank all the teams and judges involved in Round Two of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track! The competition has been very successful thus far, and the ten teams from Round Two of the Impact Track had impressive presentations. The Impact Track had Read more


  7. Center for Social Impact and UM-Flint to Collaborate on Flint Challenge

    January 4, 2017

    2017 Social Impact Challenge to Address Economic Development in Flint ANN ARBOR, MI – JAN. 4, 2017 — The sixth annual Social Impact Challenge will take place in Flint, MI and is presented as a partnership between the Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact in Ann Arbor and UM-Flint’s Office of University Outreach. Read more


  8. Ten Impact Track Teams to Advance to Round 2 of Michigan Business Challenge

    December 7, 2016

    December 7, 2016 – Ann Arbor – The Center for Social Impact, Zell Lurie Institute and the Erb Institute thank all the teams and judges involved in Round One of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge! The competition at-large had a record-breaking 132 teams apply, and there were 37 teams that presented in the Impact Track. Once again, the overall strength Read more


  9. Prospective Ross students! Watch this to learn about Social Impact at Ross

    November 8, 2016

    On October 25, 2016, Ross Admissions (Son Nguyen), the Center’s Glenn Bugala and three students (Holly Price, Loretta So, and Aaron Steiner) spoke for a half hour and answered questions from prospects considering Ross and its social impact opportunities.   Over an above what the Center for Social Impact can offer, there are over one hundred ways to Read more


  10. Michigan Business Challenge ’17 Application Now Live!

    November 1, 2016

    MBC is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams pitch their ideas to panels of external judges and may advance through follow-on rounds of competition to win cash prizes totaling over $85,000, including our Impact track with $26,000 in cash prizes supporting ventures that tackle social and environmental issues. Student teams receive mentoring Read more