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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

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.

 

Apply by April 26th in largest statewide startup competition that awards $500,000 in cash prizes.

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.

 

MIN-Corps is a partnership of the Holmes Center, College of Science & Engineering and TechComm.

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 focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota through a series of conferences and events.

AtlandTeam

Student-Run Atland Ventures Adds Three New Companies to its Portfolio

Asiya

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.

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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.

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Events:

Women Innovators Conference: Invention & Re-Invention

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Latest Carlson News:

Larry and Caryl Abdo pose in downtown Minneapolis

Larry and Caryl Abdo to Receive the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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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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