The Startup is you.
A new approach to funding and mentorship

piloting this fall at
University of Michigan
Upstart is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by University of Michigan
You have to follow your passion because you’re more successful when you do. Very often things you’re passionate about
have more impact in this world.
Thomas Zurbuchen
Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, College of Engineering

How does Upstart work?
Upstart lets you raise money in exchange for a small share of your income for 10 years. It's an investment in you, not your idea or your business. Pursue your dreams with guidance from backers who believe in your aspirations. You share some of your upside, but payments are capped regardless of your success.

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Your Name
Raise __________ $ for _____ % income

Raising
Backed by

How to use the funds
Build your business
Make a product, test your market, build your team
Pay student loans
Cover your payments or retire your debt altogether
Focus on your craft
Do freelance work, paint, sculpt, or write a book
Work to learn
Gain relevant experience or work to make a difference

Upstart on Campus
Sep
14
Michigan Entrepreneurship Hour with Dave Girouard
University of Michigan, 2:00-3:00PM at Stamps Auditorium
Upstart CEO, Dave Girouard, leads a discussion on entrepreneurship

Sep
17
Upstart Info Session
University of Michigan, 12:00pm E1530 Ross School of Business
Join us for an overview of Upstart and stay for Q&A

Sep
17
Upstart Info Session
University of Michigan, 7:00pm 1670 Beyster
Join us for an overview of Upstart and stay for Q&A