Blogs for Entrepreneurs

Monday, August 22, 2011 10:41:13 AM
This is an introductory note that is part of the brochure introducing CFE activities. Entrepreneurs are seizing opportunities and, while overcoming their own trepidation and even fear, will create extraordinary things as they persist and learn. Our educational, venture acceleration and community engagement programs are all aligned to empower and support such entrepreneurs, whether they are [...]
Thursday, August 04, 2011 9:14:54 PM
Way to go team! Congratulations on your persistence and commitment to developing a great new diabetes monitoring product that challenges the market to be ever more creative. Stay the course and you will reap the benefits of your great brain power and hard work.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:58:21 PM
On July 21st the University of Michigan regents approved a novel degree program that is expected to become a corner-stone of our entrepreneurial offerings at the University of Michigan. Press stories by Ann Arbor News and Michigan Radio have spread some of the details of the programs, all of which are available here. U-M alumnus and [...]
Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:22:40 AM
This post was published as an editorial in It is about a major threat to the University of Michigan, as a leading research institution. Here is the post. For more information: President Coleman’s statement on this issue. Thoughtful editorial by the Detroit Free Press. Response by one Regent. Public statement by some regents. It is worrisome to see [...]
Monday, June 20, 2011 9:24:00 AM
It is solstice this week, the time the Sun reaches its most Sothern position in the Northern sky. Before this date, every noon, the Sun moves higher into the sky. At solstice, the Sun stands still (Latin: Sol (sun) sister (stand still)), before it starts receding. After June 21st this year, every noon, the Sun [...]
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:10:15 AM
Here is a second myth: Breakthrough research is all about great ideas! Interestingly enough, this myth is identical to the one about entrepreneurship: “Oh, just have a great idea and you are all set!” That may be the way Hollywood talks about entrepreneurs. But, in real life – in business and in research – great ideas [...]
Monday, June 06, 2011 11:46:37 AM
There are a few myths of science and engineering research that prevent many great students from taking up such careers. In many people’s minds, top research is about superstars working by themselves, it is about genius throwing out amazing and great ideas. This post will talk about impact-driven research and will recognize that – just [...]
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