Entrepreneurship at ECE


ECE Tech Transfer
A sampling of companies that have been founded using ECE-developed technology.

Center for Entrepreneurship
A resource on North Campus for an entrepreneurially-minded students seeking guidance and support. The Center shapes entrepreneurs who want to have a positive impact on society – with disruptive ideas that are scalable and meet a societal need.

The goal of MPowered is to assist students interested in entrepreneurship in their early journey with industry connections and vital information.

Michigan Business Challenge
The Michigan Business Challenge is a campus-wide business plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $75,000. Many ECE students have performed well in this competition, often spinning their proposals off into startup companies.

Student Profile

“I believe Ann Arbor is one of the best places in the country that provides funding, talent, mentorship, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
- Muhammed Faisal, Ph.D. EE '14

Muhammad's research in RF circuits for the Internet of Things attracted enough attention from industry that he founded a company to market it - Movellus Circuits. Muhammad credits his early success to the research and entrepreneurial resources offered to him by Michigan.