1. Concentrate Ann Arbor discusses the Center’s Impact

    June 22, 2016

    ARTICLE: U-M business students learn to make money…and a difference In a feature in  Concentrate Ann Arbor entitled “U-M business students learn to make money…and a difference,” writer Patrick Dunn interviews students and Managing Director Rishi Moudgil to uncover the unique mission of the Center for Social Impact.  The feature discusses the framework under which the Center Read more


  2. New Video Describes What the Center for Social Impact Does

    May 18, 2016

    The Center for Social Impact prepares and inspires leaders to address complex social challenges, with a focus in Detroit. Action-based experiences across sectors and disciplines enable students interested in social issues to utilize business practices while making a positive difference.  In this new video, our Managing Director Rishi Moudgil and students describe the experience, involvement Read more


  3. Ross Students Create an Open Road Experience For Social Impact

    May 17, 2016

    [From L – R] Rishi Moudgil (Managing Director, Center for Social Impact), Aaron Steiner (MBA), Mikaela Rodkin (MBA/MS), Iris Nguyen (MBA/M.Ed), Cassandra and Jeff Thomas (Owners of Sweet Potato Sensations), Sarah Haroon (MBA), Anita Lin (MBA/MS), Sanmeet Jasuja (MBA), Alex Ho (MBA/MS) By Glenn Bugala Detroit, May 4, 2016: As I enter Sweet Potato Sensations Read more


  4. University of Michigan Ross School Center for Social Impact Awards $15,000 to Top Student Social Enterprise

    February 26, 2016

    [From L – R] Rishi Moudgil (Managing Director, Center for Social Impact), Eric Katz (BBA ’17), Anne Perigo (Associate Director, Zell Lurie Institute) ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2016 — After a four-month, multi-round Michigan Business Challenge business plan competition, student startup Kulisha – a sustainable aquafeed company – emerged as the Social Impact Track grand prize Read more


  5. StepFor: Michigan Business Challenge – Social Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 17, 2016

    Who are the team members? Jordan Golshan (BBA ’17), Andy Jinseok Lee (MS ’17), Josh Hyorim Kim (BS ’17) How did you decide your team name? We chose StepFor after a friend mentioned how awesome it is that this app lets her step for charities of her choice. We picked up on it and thought it was a great Read more


  6. CARt: Michigan Business Challenge – Social Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 16, 2016

    Who are the team members? Ali Jensen (MPH ’17), Stacey Matlen (MPH ’16) , Christine Priori (MBA/MPH ’17), Mikaela Rodkin (MBA/MS ’17) How did you decide your team name? Originally Fresh Fare, we wanted something that conveyed transportation with subtle grocery undertones. We came up with cart, which can be used as a mobility verb. It also happens Read more


  7. Project MESA: Michigan Business Challenge – Social Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 15, 2016

    Who are the team members? Katherine Chen (BSE ’17), Molly Munsell (BSE ’18), Bharathi Ramachandran (MPH ’17), Monica Patel, Maddie Price, Jennifer Spiegel, Shreya Wadhwani How did you decide your team name? Our launch market is Latin America, where most countries are Spanish-speaking. “Mesa” means “table” in Spanish, and our team designs, builds, and distributes tables. Read more


  8. Kulisha: Michigan Business Challenge – Social Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 11, 2016

    Who are the team members? Eric Katz (BBA ’17), Viraj Sikand, Maya Faulstich-Hon, Lunalo Cletus, Arjun Paunrana How did you decide your team name? It means to feed in Swahili, the national language of Kenya. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Kulisha is a sustainable aquafeed company. We produce a commercial grade fish feed from insects and Read more


  9. University of Michigan 2016 Social Impact Challenge announces winning proposal for Detroit PAL facility at old Tiger Stadium site

    February 10, 2016

    [From L – R] Rishi Moudgil (Managing Director, Center for Social Impact), Michelle Rubin (Ford/Taubman MPP/MUP), Karen Yocky (Ford MPP), Andrew Kelley (Ross MBA), Aaron Ledbtetter (Ford MPP), Tim Richey (CEO, Detroit PAL) ANN ARBOR (February 10, 2016) — The University of Michigan (U-M) Center for Social Impact announced the winners of its campus-wide 2016 Read more


  10. Running the Bases in Corktown: 2016 Social Impact Challenge

    February 3, 2016

    February 2, 2016 – by Matt Kelterborn A Cold Start This late January morning was both cold and sunny, but the Social Impact Challenge student teams woke up early to travel to Detroit and immerse themselves in the Michigan & Trumbull experience. Their goals were to develop a connection to the historic site as well as engage Read more