Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs

The Holmes Center offers a breadth of outreach programming and support with the goal of mobilizing and connecting Minnesota's entrepreneur community.  We also offer opportunities for business leaders and entrepreneurs to engage with the University of Minnesota's student community through our student internship and Carlson mentorship program, as well as opportunities to speak on campus.

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Hear from Disruptive Innovators

The Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series showcases prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation in a broad range of industry, nonprofit and public sector fields.



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Speak to students at the Entre Club

Entrepreneurship Club provides students at the UofM the ability to connect with entrepreneurs from the area. For more information or if you're interested, please contact Noah Jacobson (

Deluxe E-ternship Program

Hire Interns for your Startup

The Deluxe E-ternship program places top undergraduate entrepreneurship students with great leaders in early-stage businesses.




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Apply for the MN Cup Competition

MN Cup supports emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming and an annual new venture competition.


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Connect with the Food and Agricultural Community

Naturally Minnesota (Formerly known as Grow North) is a resource and connection hub for Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneurs. They enable them to grow and scale their businesses faster to put Minnesota on the map as a key leader in innovation.

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Access STEM Training and Mentors

MIN-Corps develops talent and catalyzes technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota.



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Connect with Women-Led Startups

WE* is a community of communities focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota. 



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Mentor a UMN Student

The Maroon & Gold Network gives students an opportunity to develop their professional skills outside of the classroom through the guidance of business professionals.

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Join Ascend

Ascend provides access to capital, market opportunities and business education to high-potential BIPOC entrepreneurs to close the racial wealth gap.

Inaugural Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Valor Equity Partners, Antonio Gracias, discusses “Disruptive Innovation – What It Takes to Transform Global Industries" at the inaugural Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series at the Carlson School of Management.