Carlson Ventures Enterprise Sponsors

The Carlson Ventures Enterprise is dedicated to helping our sponsors uncover and understand new business opportunities. Our student teams research and analyze new markets, industries and innovations to provide strategic advice with action-oriented recommendations.

Given the nature of entrepreneurship and business development, we’re flexible in our projects and sponsorships. Because we know that a new venture may take more than a semester to get off the ground, the program is prepared to work with sponsors on a long-term basis. We encourage you to consider Carlson Ventures Enterprise at any stage of a new venture, from research and conceptualization to financing and launch.

As Ventures Enterprise sponsor, you help uphold the tradition of excellence at the University of Minnesota by working with some of the best and brightest MBAs the Carlson School has to offer.

If you are interested in becoming a CVE sponsor client, please contact our professional director here.




Fortune 500/Large Organization

  • Land O'Lakes
  • General Mills
  • 3m
  • Valspar 
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Medtronic
  • Cargill
  • Best Buy 
  • Target Corp.
  • Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Herman Miller
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics

Start Up

  • 75f
  • Bright Health
  • Zipnosis
  • Rahet
  • Fulton Beer
  • SmartHome Ventures
  • FANSchool
  • Ova Woman
  • Rebiotix
  • Clowd Lab
  • FamDoo

Social Enterprise

  • White Earth Sovereign Nation
  • Social Venture Partners
  • Genesys Works
  • Sister Kenny Institute
  • United Way
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Scott County
  • MyRain
  • Northside Job Creation Team
  • Wilder Foundation
  • Thompson and Grace Medical City
  • People Serving People


  • Sandia National Lab
  • Intricon
  • Marketing Architects
  • Ovative/Group
  • Logic PD
  • CERES Environmental
  • American Public Media
  • Landscape Structures
  • U of MN Office of Technology Commercialization
  • U of MN Office of the Vice President of Research
  • U of MN Rochester Department of Bioinformatics
  • U of MN College of Design

Client Publication

 "Spot.us was an experiment in pushing the boundaries of transparency and participation in the process of journalism. And it is in that spirit that we would like to share with you some of  CVE’s findings, specifically those that will help to write a new chapter in the crowdfunding playbook." -Public Insight Network