iLabs proudly supports entrepreneurship on campus and in the State of Michigan.
Below are a few of the resources and connections available to help with your business ideas.
The UM-Dearborn Business Idea Pitch Competition helps students build skills in marketing, critical thinking, and communication. Students develop these skills by learning about some of the region's most pressing concerns-- mobility and healthy food access. By pitching their creative ideas for solving these issues, students have a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
eCities is iLabs' annual research study that examines community-level factors that influence entrepreneurship, economic development, and job growth. Local communities who participate in the project receive benchmarking reports that help leaders evaluate their efforts in supporting local business and encouraging entrepreneurial growth.
To celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week, local entrepreneurs shared their experiences with College of Business students through a day of panel discussions and vendor tables.
Students engaged in a rapid prototyping exercise to learn about problem solving using a favorite childhood toy.