Organized by the Holmes Center and led by a committed group of women entrepreneurs and investors, WE* is focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota through a series of conferences and events.
WE* has developed annual conferences targeting startups and corporate/academic innovators, as well as informal events that highlight leading women entrepreneurs and bring the community together. We are seeking to highlight resources to support scalable women-led startups in Minnesota, with the goal of encouraging more women to develop big ideas, gain access to the incredible resources right here in Minnesota, and ultimately raise capital to grow their businesses.
WE* Mentorship Program
Our goal is to empower female-identifying students in entrepreneurship. Through mentorship and a supportive community, we nurture skills, confidence, and networks for success. Our commitment: diversity, innovation, and your entrepreneurial journey.
Quarterly meetups featuring talks by inspiring entrepreneurs that connect undergraduate students, MBA students, and recent graduates with leading women entrepreneurs. Join us to hear Kristi Piehl, founder and CEO of award winning PR agency Media Minefield, tell her story of entrepreneurship.
Fifth annual fall conference to inspire, inform, and connect leading STEM researchers in industry and academia, seeking to engage them with university and professional community.
Rave Reviews: Jennifer Melin Miller Applied her Carlson MBA to Make Broadway History
Jennifer Melin Miller, ’08 MBA, may not have her name in the bright lights atop a Broadway marquee, but she is a force in the theater business. She has invested in some of the hottest shows on Broadway, including the new musical Hadestown. The show, based on Greek mythology, centers on the myth of Orpheus heading to the underworld to rescue Eurydice.
As a co-producer of Hadestown, Miller became a Tony-Award winner for Best Musical, one of eight awards the production took home this year. Growing up, her mother and grandmother loved the theater and they’d make frequent trips to the Ordway to see the latest productions, but never in her wildest dreams did she think she would win a Tony Award.
“It’s very surreal,” she says. “It takes a huge village of people to make a Broadway production happen, and I’m just happy to be a small part of it.”