News & Events

Launch Year Celebration

April 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Celebrating the Launch of Business Impact

Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, and community members who joined us to celebrate the inaugural year of Business Impact! We invite you to view the photos and video of the event, as well as articles about the launch.

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Poets & Quants article | Michipreneur post | Photos | Event video | U-Record


Remarks by:

Cynthia Wilbanks, U-M Vice President of Government Relations
Rishi Moudgil, Founding and Managing Director of Business Impact
Pilar Koopman, Student Advisory Board President & MBA/MSW Candidate

Keynote by:

egner1David Egner, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI)

NEI is the largest economic development initiative of its kind.A special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in partnership with a dozen Detroit-focused foundations, NEI has pledged over $130 million to fund city projects, including social innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development.



Community Partners:

Altarum Institute
Alzheimer’s Association
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Community Foundation of
Southeast Michigan
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Horse Power
Detroit Future City
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
Food Gatherers
Gettysburg College
Gingras Global
Give Merit
Heritage GSA
HighScope Educational
Research Foundation
Hudson-Weber Foundation
Law Offices of Ravi K Nigam, PC
Leaders Connect
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Menlo Innovations
Metro Solutions
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Michigan Radio
Michigan Theater Foundation
MBE MRO Catalog
New Enterprise Forum
One Epiphany LLC
Playworks Michigan
Root Inc.

Second Story Homes
Skillman Foundation
Starfish Family Services
The Greening of Detroit
The Kresge Foundation
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
UM Credit Union
United Way of
Washtenaw County
Urban Aging, L3C
WAY Program
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

U-M Schools & Colleges:

Architecture &
Urban Planning
Literature, Science, and Arts
Natural Resources & Environment
Public Health
Public Policy
Social Work

U-M Centers & Units:

Athletic Department
Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
Erb Institute
Government Relations
LSA Center for Engaged Academic Learning
English Language Institute
LSA Newnan Advising Center
Office of Univ. Development
Provost Office
Tauber Institute
William Davidson Institute
Zell Lurie Institute
U-M Health System