Sponsors


The mission of The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit of The University of Michigan College of Engineering to drive the impact of innovation in the State of Michigan, the Nation and in the global economy.

The CFE provides active learning experiences to all students and faculty at The University through classes and programs that are designed to teach the skills needed to successfully translate high-potential projects and ideas into the world. In learning these skills, individuals become better prepared to identify and act on opportunities to solve problems in any organization, or entrepreneurial endeavor.

They have supported MPowered Entrepreneurship since its inception and have been integral in the foundation for Spotlight and its success.


LANDR is a top-end online mastering service whose goal is to make mastering a quick and easy process, without any special knowledge required, and without compromising on quality. LANDR is thrilled to provide free online mastering for all Spotlight participants. The first 5 16-bit WAV masters + 5 24-bit HD WAV master formats you select will be appear as ‘free’ during checkout. At the point of checking out, the formats will appear as being free, as opposed to $9.99/WAV and $19.99/HD WAV.

Mixing Guides:
How to Mix Music
How to go From Mixed to Mastered Faster Than You Can say '808'
Mix Referencing: How To Use It To Get The Perfect Mix


Cakewalk is the leading developer of powerful and thoughtfully designed products for the modern musician. These products include award-winning digital audio workstations and innovative virtual instruments. Millions of musicians worldwide—including Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineers—use Cakewalk products daily to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries.

They have been generous enough to provide free SONAR Home Studio software for all participants during the length of the competition, and also SONAR Platinum packages worth $500 value each to winners of the competition.


As the University of Michigan’s hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, Innovate Blue helps turn ideas into action by supporting, connecting, and expanding the Michigan entrepreneurial network and community.

With more than 15 programs and centers in entrepreneurship and more than 30 entrepreneurial student organizations, University of Michigan programs deliver one of the best and broadest engaged learning experiences on entrepreneurship.

Taken together, programs at the University of Michigan encourage innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit that spurs economic development and contributes to the public good.


Kadenze brings together educators, artists, and engineers from leading universities across the globe to provide world-class education in the fields of art and creative technology. Specialize in a specific subject and develop the skills you need to transform your career or jumpstart your academic studies. All registered University of Michigan Spotlight attendees will receive a 2 month free coupon prize for competing in the event.



Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, specializing in tacos and burritos. They have been generous enough to provide our participants 50 wholesome burritos to enjoy during the workshops to power them through the competition!


In-Kind Donations


$44,970 - LANDR


$20,688 - Cakewalk


$6,000 - Kadenze



Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact our team at mpowered-spotlight@umich.edu!