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 Startup Competition
New Venture Concepts Evaluated in MIN-CORPS
Mentors Advising Students and Alumni
Ranking for Global MBA Programs in Entrepreneurship
The TOASTER is a place where ideas are generated, discoveries are made, and entrepreneurial spirits are ignited. Unlike any other spot on campus, this will be an adaptable space for students to collaborate on innovation and entrepreneurship projects to bring abstract ideas and concepts to market. Opening February 2020 Learn More
MIN-Corps develops talent and catalyzes technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota through a series of courses, workshops and bootcamps.
MIN-Corps is a partnership of the Holmes Center, College of Science & Engineering and TechComm.
Grow North is a resource and connection hub serving Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneur ecosystem.
WE* is focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota through a series of conferences and events.
Carlson sophomores Samantha Byun and Hunter Babcock won 1st place in the 10th annual national State Farm Marketing Competition. The two youngest students in the competition, Byun and Hunter developed an app that engages families, friends and communities in competitions that leverage existing State Farm rewards programs to improve the safety of their collective driving.
Every year, more than a thousand entrepreneurs compete in MN Cup — the largest statewide startup contest in the country. Organized by the Holmes Center, the competition fuels job creation by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources to move their ideas forward. We asked recent participants to share their experience.