For Students

At the Holmes Center, we believe successful entrepreneurs learn from experience - in the classroom, in the real world and from other entrepreneurs. We offer a variety of programming, courses, clubs and internship programs for both undergrad and graduate students. 

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Startup Internships

Semester-long, part-time paid internships for undergraduate students with leading MN startups led by great entrepreneurs.

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Startup Advice

Thursdays from 12-1 discuss your startup ideas with industry experts, successful entrepreneurs and experienced attorneys.

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Entre Club

Hear directly from founders of leading MN companies, sharing their struggles and successes over lunch in room L-114 every Wednesday from 12-1.

Abdo Dinner

Abdo Dinners

Caryl and Larry Abdo give back to their University by inviting students and their spouses to a candid conversation about being married to an entrepreneur over dinner at their award-winning Nicollet Island Inn.

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Student Leaders

Get a front row seat to Minnesota's dynamic entrepreneur ecosystem.  Support outreach events or new TOASTER Innovation Hub.  Interested in joining our team? Send resume to hce@umn.edu

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MN Cup

MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country, and supports emerging student entrepreneurs from across the state through the student and youth divisions.  Applications open in March.

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Pitch New Ideas

Ninety-second pitch contest on Nov 20 to win $1,300 in prizes and advice from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

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Innovation Speakers

Showcases prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation across industry and public sector .

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MBA Fellowships

Fellowships enable Carlson MBA students to create new ventures that address critical social problems in the Twin Cities.

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Undergraduate Mentors

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

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.