The U-M master’s degree program in entrepreneurship awarded degrees to its first class in May. The program, offered jointly between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, fits with the university’s long history of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Graduate Grace Hsia earned her materials science engineering degree, then turned toward entrepreneurial studies to gain the business acumen to start her company, Warmilu. The startup developed a warming-blanket technology to help prevent infant deaths. Hsia’s classmate Steven Sherman is confident his venture in energy systems, called YouKnowWatt, will keep him busy this summer and possibly beyond. They are just two members of the inaugural entrepreneurship degree program.