The Mission of the CFE is to unlock the full entrepreneurial potential at the University of Michigan by helping people to understand, experience, practice, and refine the skills needed to successfully translate their knowledge, ideas, leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm into lasting value in the world. We achieve this potential by providing broad and inclusive access to a wide variety of educational opportunities, immersive learning experiences, timely and powerful mentorship, and meaningful connections to the global industry leaders that are building the future.
No matter your passion, interests, previous entrepreneurial experiences or ambitions, the CFE has specialized opportunities that will expose you to new ways of thinking and support your unique goals.
Since its inception in 2007, The Center has developed a rich and diverse set of offerings that cater first to the needs of the students and faculty at The University. Just like a startup, it continues to evolve and grow to meet the increasing demand for entrepreneurial curriculum and experiences.
ENTR courses at the CFE cover a wide range of topics, all taught by real entrepreneurs who teach from real-world experience.
CFE courses are open to all students from every school and college across the University.
For College of Engineering students, ENTR courses can satisfy up to 4 Professional or Creative Development (PCDC) credits towards the College’s Intellectual Breadth requirement.
ENTR courses also count toward the University’s 15-credit Minor in Entrepreneurship: http://innovateblue.umich.edu/academics/minor-in-entrepreneurship/
Graduate students from all schools and colleges are able to enroll in ENTR courses.
Degree-seeking master’s, Ph.D., and professional students can also apply for the 12-credit Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn more here: https://cfe.umich.edu/certificate/
The CFE offers a variety of opportunities for students to build entrepreneurial skills and experience both inside and outside the classroom. From startup treks to startup competitions, E+I meetups, ENTR abroad, mentoring/advising, and more, there is something for everyone. Interested? Visit us at https://cfe.umich.edu/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.