Mayleben Venture Shaping – Dare to Dream  is a grant program that encourages Erb MBA/MS students to move through the sustainable business creation process by offering business development seminars and $500-$10,000 in grants. Within the program, students meet deadlines to produce deliverables that guide them through the business development path from a nascent idea to formulating and assessing potential businesses to planning and launching these businesses. The Erb Institute partners with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in administration of the program and grants.

Erb Institute Dare to Dream grants are available for MBA/MS students whose business ideas are within mission scope for Erb and meet general business criteria as judged by the Zell Lurie Institute. MBA/MS students should apply via the Zell Lurie Institute process. Proposals that are out of scope and do not qualify for Erb Institute funding, but have general business merit, may still receive Zell Lurie Institute Dare to Dream support.

Support for Erb Institute Dare to Dream Grant program is provided by Tim Mayleben, CEO and President of Aastrom Biosciences, and his wife Dawn Evans.