Lori Fischer

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Assistant Director

Lori has been working with Michigan State University entrepreneurs since 2012. Today, she is the Burgess Institute’s Assistant Director. Her mission is to cultivate and support a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem at MSU and across Michigan.

Lori’s passion lies in supporting students, startups, and venturers, fostering entrepreneurial education that empowers venture creation activities across Michigan and beyond.

In merely a few years, together with the Institute’s team, MSU’s entrepreneurship program has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs in the country. For two years in a row, the Burgess Institute has received global acclaim at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurial Centers conference. These achievements would not be possible without the ambition and dedication demonstrated by Spartans. These innovators, thinkers, and doers come to the entrepreneurship program from across all academic disciplines.

Lori feels deeply that life experiences have shaped who she is. The diversity of her experiences has allowed her to add value to any opportunity. As a small business owner, a TechStars Startup Weekend Facilitator, supervisor, employee, colleague, advisor, mentor, collaborator, mother, and friend, Lori is relatable and dependable.