Entrepalooza

Ben and Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield presented the keynote speech on Sept. 23 at the 2016 Entrepalooza, an annual event held by the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor. The theme of this year’s Entrepalooza, held at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor, was “Creativity Through Expression.” The event brought entrepreneurial leaders together to share insights and experiences with students, alumni, faculty and members of the business community, and featured workshops focused on creative ways to solve issues faced by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial members of large companies. Other speakers included: Jeremy Peters, music-publishing director at Ghostly International and co-founder of Quite Scientific Records; Eric Fretz, a lecturer at U-M; Tom Frank, executive director for U-M’s Center for Entrepreneurship; Debra Mexicotte, associate director of U-M’s ArtsEngine; and Michelle Belbroad and Lakin Vitton, co-founders of U-M’s CHISL Design.

Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s. Photo by Shannon Beema 

Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s. Photo by Shannon Beema