The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through applied classroom experiences and integration with the entrepreneurial business community, our students develop an entrepreneurial mindset to seek out fresh challenges, discover new solutions and make an impact on society. They experience first-hand the process of analyzing and launching new ventures and complete our program with the skills and competencies to succeed on their own or as part of a larger entrepreneurial organization. Our courses and programs focus on experiencing the entrepreneurial process, building critical entrepreneurial competencies, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. 

In addition to experiential courses, entrepreneurship students participate in a broad range of outreach programs organized by the Holmes Center:

Holmes Center Leadership

  • John Stavig
    Professional Director
    2-212C Carlson School


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    Roy Wetterstrom
    Undergraduate Director
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    Shaker Zahra
    Department Chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategy, and Academic Director of the Gary S. Holmes Center
    3-430 Carlson School
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    Melissa M Kjolsing Lynch
    Director of MN Cup
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    Carla Pavone
    Director of MIN-Corps