What We're About

The Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (ZLCF) is a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the University community and the surrounding area.

Our Portfolio

Zell Lurie Fellows take a hands-on approach to investing that leverages the talents and resources available at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan to make a real impact for the entrepreneur and the University. The fund has made several investments spanning healthcare, cleantech, technology, and consumer companies.

Investing Team

ZLCF Fellows are graduate students at the University of Michigan with a variety of backgrounds and skill-sets who share a passion for start-ups.

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Advisors

The ZLCF is directed by a board of advisors who are selected based on their in depth industry experience, experience founding and growing early stage companies, and or experience investing in early stage companies. The advisors serve as strategic advisors to the ZLCF as a whole and, based on the background of the advisor, as an advisor to one of the four ZLCF Teams.

Get Funded

The ZLCF team is actively looking for entrepreneurs seeking pre-seed funds to turn big ideas into exceptional companies.

The team adopts a hands-on approach to investing that leverages the talents and resources available at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan to make a real impact for the entrepreneur and the University.