The Venture Challenge enables student- and faculty-led teams from across the state to go from an idea to venture launch during a six-month program sponsored by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship.
During the competition, teams received extensive skill-building training and mentoring to find and refine their business models. They network with other entrepreneurs and investors from throughout Michigan. The challenge drew 71 teams from 11 schools in 2012.
Participating universities include Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Kettering University, Michigan Tech, Michigan State, Oakland University, Lawrence Tech, Grand Valley, Northwood University, Wayne State and U-M.