Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship 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.  Said simply, we nurture collaboration and ignite innovation.

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Largest Statewide New Venture Competition in Country

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New Venture Concepts Evaluated in MIN-CORPS

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Mentors Advising Students and Alumni

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Student Founders in Entrepreneurship in Action Class

MN Cup

MN Cup

MN Cup is the largest statewide new venture competition in the country. They support emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming, and an annual new venture competition.

Min Corps

MIN-Corps

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

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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

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

Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship feature article in the Star Tribune

The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Minnesota that inspires, educates and connects the next generation of Minnesota's entrepreneurs.

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