Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship Team

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John Stavig

Managing Director

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Mary Benner

Academic Director

Professor & Department Chair

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Full Profile

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Allison Hohn

Executive Director, Naturally Minnesota


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Ashley Mahoney

Director, Co-Principal Investigator, MIN-CORPS





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Kailin Oliver

Associate Director, MN Cup


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Malik Samuel

Program Coordinator, MN Cup

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Allison McDonald

Marketing and Events Manager


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Roy Wetterstrom

Undergraduate Director

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Deb Miedema

Innovator Outreach and Development Specialist, MIN-CORPS 

Holmes Center Internship Program - 2023 Holmes Center Interns

The Holmes Center Internship Program is an opportunity for students to get a front-row seat to Minnesota's growing and dynamic entrepreneur ecosystem. Past interns have gone on to join startups as well as industry-leading companies.  Interested in joining the team? Send your resume to

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Carley Pakonen

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Sarah Haile

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Nora Vuong

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Tianna Nguyen

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Isabella Thuras