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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Pitch New Ideas

Ninety-second pitch contest on December 2 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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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

Online advice for your startup ideas every Thursday from 12-1 with industry experts, entrepreneurs and attorneys.

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Entre Club

Hear directly from founders of leading MN companies, sharing their struggles and successes online every Wednesday from 12-1.

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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 March 16.

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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.

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Graduate Fellowships

ECMC Group and Holmes Center announce new graduate student fellowships available to drive innovation in post-secondary education.

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MIN-Corps

MIN-Corps develops talent and catalyzes technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota through a series of courses, workshops and bootcamps.

 

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.