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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.

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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

Celebrate the end of the school year with a showcase of entrepreneurial students and alumni sharing their progress and recognizing the Entrepreneurs of the Year.  New this year will be a separate track of speakers at the inaugural Atland Ventures Summit - an event organized by the nation's first student-owned venture capital firm.

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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

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

Grow North MN

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. 

Events:

MN Cup 2019 Launch Party

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Open Innovation Session: Reverse Pitch

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Minnebar14

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Founders Day 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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