As a founding member of the Center for Entrepreneurship in 2008, Amy has played a critical role in working with student startups at the University of Michigan.  She helped to launch TechArb and has worked with companies such as Mobiata, Are You A Human, TurtleCell, Warmilu and many more.  Amy currently works at the Business Engagement Center at U-M and has been the lead contact for student startups to connect with industry partners for customer discovery and for networking opportunities.  You should meet with Amy if you are just starting your venture and want fast feedback on what to do next and if you are looking for ways to engage with Industry.

Amy joined the University of Michigan in 2008, where she helped to start the Center for Entrepreneurship and work with the BEC to help small companies and startups get connected to the University of Michigan.  In 2015 she joined the BEC full-time to build upon the work she started and to expand her role to more tech companies.  Prior to joining the University, Amy served as the director of community development for the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. In addition to this role, Amy also worked directly for the Washtenaw County Administrator and Board of Commissioners, the Washtenaw Community Health Organization, and the Mayor of Ann Arbor. Before moving to Ann Arbor in 2000, Amy conducted post-graduate research in economic development in Zimbabwe.

She received a B.A. in political economy from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in economic and social development from Washington University in 1998.

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