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Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

University of Michigan Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Ave, R3200
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 615-4419

Schedule an Appointment to meet with an Institute staff member through our Office Hours advising program. Current students may sign up online. Prospective students, please contact Sarika Gupta to setup an appointment.

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Meet Our Team

The team at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies works to strengthen a collaborative and supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation within Michigan, as well as the greater community. ZLI faculty and staff connect resources, programs, and talent with emerging opportunities. 

Alison Todak, ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Desai Accelerator Program Coordinator
(734) 249-8988
atodak [at]
Andrea Shipp-Caldwell
Program Coordinator
shippca [at]
Anne Perigo ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Associate Director
(734) 615-4425
aperigo [at]
David J Brophy, ZLI University of Michigan
(734) 764-7587
djbrophy [at]
Jim Price, ZLI University of Michigan
Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies; Executive in Residence
(734) 764-1387
jimprice [at]
Josh Botkin, ZLI University of Michigan
Entrepreneur in Residence
(734) 717-5559
jbotkin [at]
Kelly Lapierre Desai ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Desai Accelerator Managing Director
(734) 707-1889
klapierr [at]
Mary Nickson
Associate Director
(734) 615-4424
mnickson [at]
Marybeth Davis
Program Assistant
mbdavis [at]
Michele Thomas ZLI
Program Specialist
(734) 615-4419
michtho [at]
Mike Johnson Zell Lurie Institute Ross
Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer
mljohnson [at]
Erik Gordon
Clinical Professor
(734) 764-5274
rmegordo [at]
Ryan Gourley
TechArb Director
(734) 763-1021
rgourley [at]
Sarika Gupta, ZLI Entrepreneurs University of Michigan
Managing Director
(734) 615-4422
sarikag [at]
Shannon Beeman, ZLI University of Michigan
Marketing & Communications Manager
srbeeman [at]
Stewart Thornhill
Executive Director
(734) 615-4421
thorstew [at]

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