Project Structure

Client-focused Projects

Carlson Ventures Enterprise focuses on both corporate venturing and entrepreneurial businesses, and associates indicate their preference for available projects. Directors make the final team selections based on student preferences and skill sets. Team members take primary responsibility for projects, but each team has a Ventures Enterprise director as an advisor to provide guidance and feedback as needed.

Generally, associates focus on either the corporate or entrepreneurial track for their project work. In the classroom, we strive to cover both kinds of ventures as well as highlight their similarities and differences.

CVE Project 

Example Project with the Mayo Clinic

Our Ventures Team worked for the Mayo Clinic and assisted with creating business strategy and identifying market opportunities for new medical products and procedures.  The team utilized the lean start-up methodology to accomplish their goals. The team met throughout the semester with the Mayo project lead and presented their findings at the end of the semester.