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. 


    Abdo Dinner Series

    Caryl and Larry Abdo sought to give back to their University in a unique manner that would directly benefit students pursuing an entrepreneurial career. Through quarterly informal discussions, the Abdos and other invited entrepreneurs share their perspectives and advice with Carlson School entrepreneurship students.


    Biz Pitch Contest

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


    Carlson School Undergraduate Mentorship Program

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

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    Deluxe E-ternship Program

    Fellowships give top undergraduate entrepreneurial students part-time job opportunities with entrepreneurial leaders.

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    Entrepreneurship Club

    A group of entrepreneurial-minded students at the University of Minnesota providing the ability for students to connect with practicing entrepreneurs from the area.


    Holmes Center Internship Program

    The Holmes Center Internship Program is an opportunity for students to get a front row seat to Minnesota's growing and dynamic entrepreneur ecosystem. Past interns have gone on to join startups as well as industry leading companies.  Interested in joining the team? Send your resume to

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    MN Cup

    MN Cup is the largest statewide new venture competition in the country. They support emerging student entrepreneurs from across the state by hosting both a student and youth division in the annual competition. 


    Sands Fellowship

    Financial support provides Carlson MBA students with the opportunity to create transformative summer experience as part of social venture that contributes to local community.