1. Center for Social Impact Co-Hosts Two Speakers in Three Weeks

    November 28, 2017

    November 28, 2017, ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Recently, Business Impact co-hosted Laxmi Parthasarathy of Ashoka on Oct. 26 and Evelina Fredriksson of People Improvement Organization Cambodia on Nov. 15. In an Oct. 26 event co-sponsored with Net Impact @ Ross – Undergrad, Laxmi Parthasarathy, Director of Global Media Partnerships at Ashoka, discussed her research on Read more

  2. 2017 Interns Gained Invaluable Experience

    August 21, 2017

    Overview In the summer of 2017, Business Impact had a number of internship opportunities with a broad spectrum of organizations.  Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Natural Resources, and other programs developed their skills while helping mission-driven organizations in Detroit and around the world. The Center’s Impact Corps internships placed MBAs and BBAs with global Read more

  3. Four Things U-M MBAs Learned about Social Entrepreneurs during Ross Open Road

    August 4, 2017

    by Glenn Bugala, Center for Social Impact AUGUST 4, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI – Three teams of Ross Open Road MBAs spent five weeks this May helping 14 social entrepreneurs across the U.S. with the business challenges they face. The program, in it’s second year, is showing steadily increasing popularity at Ross, going from two Read more

  4. Students are exploring social impact dreams at Ross

    May 15, 2017

    MAY 15, 2017 – In an article from Poets and Quants, released today, several students were spotlighted as examples of “Rising Interest in Social Impact at Ross.” Ariana Almas’ Social Impact Challenge experience and social impact MAP project reveal an abiding interest in making a difference.  Molly Hope’s and Mary Rockas’ MAP projects helped them Read more

  5. Eleven New Preferred Internships for 2017

    March 16, 2017

    ANN ARBOR, March 16, 2017 – Business Impact at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with a number of organizations in Washington, DC and southeast Michigan to offer competitively paid Preferred Internships in 2017.  These internships are offered to masters students and BBA juniors, Read more

  6. 2016-17 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    March 1, 2017

    Overview The 2017 Board Fellowship program was one of our biggest and most competitive programs all year.  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. In addition to attending all board meetings and serving on Read more

  7. Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track Winner Announced

    February 17, 2017

    Ann Arbor, February 17, 2017 – The winner of the 2017 Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track is AIM Tech, a developer of a safe, low-power infant ventilator system for use in the developing world. The Impact Track competition, co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, the Center for Social Impact, and the Erb Institute, began in December with 61 student social entrepreneurs. Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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