About Us

The mission of Carlson Ventures Enterprise (CVE) is to support our sponsors with strategic advice and to provide our students with a unique educational experience. Through a combination of coursework and real-world experience, Ventures associates learn to:

  • Analyze and shape business opportunities
  • Understand new ventures
  • Collaborate on innovative solutions

We strive to enhance critical skills for a career in entrepreneurship, business development, venture capital, investment banking or strategic consulting.

While Ventures Enterprise associates come from diverse career and educational experiences, they share a tolerance for uncertainty and risk. A sampling of associate backgrounds includes engineering, education, nonprofit management, sales, medicine, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Carlson Ventures Enterprise is the right choice for students looking to cap their education with a business venture into uncharted territory.

Student Testimonial

"The Ventures Enterprise taught me the difference between a good idea and a profitable one. With innovation driving profitability and growth in most companies, this skill will become more important through my career, whether I work in a start-up or in a large company."

—Tim Reiner, MBA '06, McKinsey & Company