Below are a few of the resources and connections available to help with your business ideas.

The College of Business now offers students an Entrepreneurship Minor and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

UM-Dearborn Business Idea Pitch

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. By pitching their creative ideas for solving these issues, students have a chance to win 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.

Women Entrepreneurship Week

To celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week, local entrepreneurs shared their experiences with College of Business students through a day of panel discussions and vendor tables.

ENT 400: Entrepreneurial Thinking & Behavior

Students engaged in a rapid prototyping exercise to learn about problem solving using a favorite childhood toy.

iLabs Office of Engagement and Impact

100 - Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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