The Holmes Center engages students, faculty, and the entrepreneurial business community in our teaching, research and outreach programs. Our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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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, a program of the Holmes Center, supports emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming and an annual new venture competition.

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      Min-Corps (Minnesota Innovation Corps)


      Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) provides training and resources to increase entrepreneurial activity across the University of Minnesota and bring student and faculty research to market.


      Inaugural Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series

      Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Valor Equity Partners, Antonio Gracias, discusses “Disruptive Innovation – What It Takes to Transform Global Industries" at the inaugural Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series at the Carlson School of Management.

      Luminaries Speaker Series