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
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.
Safely in First Place
Carlson sophomores Samantha Byun and Hunter Babcock won 1st place in the 10th annual national State Farm Marketing Competition on Nov 8th. The two youngest students in the entire 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.
Jamie Glover (MBA'16) co-founded Asiya and leveraged MN Cup and other community resources to move business forward to help young women get involved in athletics and build self-confidence.
Business as a Force for Good
The Carlson School commissioned MBA student Laura Johnson to explore the idea of “Business as a Force for Good” and depict her findings on canvas.