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.


  • #1

    Largest Statewide New Venture Competition in Country

  • 174

    New Venture Concepts Evaluated in MIN-CORPS

  • 210

    Mentors Advising Students and Alumni

  • 312

    Student Founders in Entrepreneurship in Action Class

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    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.

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  • mincorps


    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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  • westartmn


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

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