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Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

The Holmes Center is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Minnesota that inspires, educates and connects the next generation of Minnesota's entrepreneurs. We mobilize the community and provide support for emerging entrepreneurs, both within and outside the University, through experiential courses and engaging outreach programs.


Largest Statewide New Venture Competition in Country


New Venture Concepts Evaluated in MIN-CORPS


Mentors Advising Students and Alumni


Student Founders in Entrepreneurship in Action Class

MN Cup

MN Cup

MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country, supporting emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming, and an annual competition.

MIN Corps


MIN-Corps develops talent and catalyzes technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota through a series of courses, workshops and bootcamps.

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Grow North

Grow North is a resource and connection hub serving Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneur ecosystem.

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

Innovation Challenge - Powered by Sportradar

Unique opportunity for students and recent grads to work with industry mentors, utilize sports data to develop new products and compete for $3,000 in cash prizes.  Apply by Feb 20.

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6th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

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Sportradar Innovation Challenge

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Abdo Dinner Series

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Tech Cities 2019

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Latest Carlson News:

HabitAware wins 2018 MN Cup

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Food innovators stage own startup week to promote Minnesota's winning ideas

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Meet Atland Ventures: The First-of-Its-Kind, Student-Run VC Firm at the U of M

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3 with Ties to Carlson School Crowned MN Cup Division Winners

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