The Holmes Center offers a breadth of outreach programming and support with the goal of mobilizing and connecting Minnesota's entrepreneur community.  We also offer opportunities for business leaders and entrepreneurs to engage with the University of Minnesota's student community through our student internship and Carlson mentorship program, as well as opportunities to speak on campus. 


  • Luminaries Speaker Series

    Hear from Disruptive Innovators

    The Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series showcases prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation in a broad range of industry, nonprofit and public sector fields.

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    Speak to students at Entrepreneurship Club

    Entrepreneurship Club provides entrepreneurial-minded students at the University of Minnesota the ability to connect with practicing entrepreneurs from the area. Email Lucas Vaz, Event Director, at for more information. 

  • Deluxe E-ternship Program

    Hire Interns for your Startup

    The Deluxe E-ternship program places top undergraduate entrepreneurship students with great leaders in early-stage businesses.

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    Enter the MN Cup Competition

    MN Cup supports emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming and an annual new venture competition.

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    Connect with the Food And Agriculture Community

    Grow North is a resource and connection hub for Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneurs. They enable them to grow and scale their businesses faster to put Minnesota on the map as a key leader in innovation.

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    Access Technical Training

    MIN-Corps develops talent and catalyzes technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota.

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    Connect with Women-Led Startups

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

  • Carlson Mentor Program

    Mentor a Carlson Business Student

    The Carlson mentorship program gives students an opportunity to develop their professional skills outside of the classroom through the guidance of business professionals.