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Join us at May 18th MN Cup event with Dileep Rao on business planning and raising capital.
Click below to see recent news coverage of student division winners from 2008 and 2009.
Yavuz Receives Kauffman Fellowship|
Isil Yavuz, Carlson PhD candidate, was recently awarded the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship
dissertation titled "The 'Outsider' Entrepreneurs: The Role of Founders'
Immigrant Status in the Internationalization of New Ventures in High
Technology Industries." The annual competition awards
grants of $20,000 each to support
dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.
"In my dissertation I examine whether and how early internationalization
of high technology new ventures is affected by their founders' immigrant
status, and the mediating role of new venture resource configurations
and sources of financing in this relationship," says Yavuz. "I also
examine the outcome of new ventures' early internationalization for firm
survival for both immigrant and non-immigrant founded new ventures."
Yavuz also received the McNamara Fellowship in 2010.
Bhawe Receives Grad School Fellowship|
Nachiket Bhawe, Carlson PhD candidate with an emphasis in entrepreneurship research has received a Graduate School dissertation
fellowship for the 2010/11 academic year. In addition to developing a class on technology commercialization, he has done research on the sequence of accumulating resources, market entry timing and global social entrepreneurship. Bhawe was also selected as a Kauffman Dissertation Fellow in 2009. His dissertation is entitled, Horse before the Cart: Does the Sequence in which
Entrepreneurs Choose Resource Partners Matter? Evidence from the
Entrepreneurial Alumni Featured in Carlson Magazine|
State Farm and Alumni Board Assist Student Entrepreneurs|
Through the sponsorship of State Farm Insurance and the support of their alumni advisory board, this year's Entrepreneurship in Action class launched two startup businesses during 2010. Pictured with their odor- absorbing "smart" duffel bags are Bruce Thomson, Craig Levinsohn, Libby Forbes Utter, Mark Paper, Joe Schierl, Joan Roissum and Missy Youmans. See product video
|Culver Wraps up Inspiring Year for Entre Club |
What if you opened a new restaurant and nobody showed up? Craig Culver shared free butter burgers and his lessons from struggling to find the right formula before expanding to 400+ restaurants across 17 states.
Craig's talk punctuated an inspiring year of more than 30 guest speakers to the club, including Mark Cuban, Robert Stephens, Kieran Folliard, Bahram Akradi and Chris Eilers.
At their annual CEO Dinner in April, the club selected Chris Eilers, CEO of Dunn Bros Coffee, as their Speaker of the Year.
|BizPitch Winners Track Down $500|
2010 BizPitch Winners & Judges
Undergraduate entrepreneurship students Anna DeeBower and Mike Wesely won the grand prize at the 5th annual BizPitch contest
. Their idea for an RFID-tracking device to be affixed to hunting arrows would reduce time spent searching for lost arrows and injured deer.
Judges Ann Ulrich, Jesse Bergland, Caryl Abdo, Roy Wetterstrom and Scott Litman provided advice to the 8 finalist presenters following their 90-second elevator pitches. This annual competition encourages students to step forward with new business ideas that enable them to apply their entrepreneurship education.
Fast Facts 2010
4th Largest Major
10 MBA Courses
9 Undergraduate Courses
18 Entrepreneurs in Residence
10 Businesses Formed
95 Student Entrepreneurs Advised
13 Articles Published
29 Papers Presented
5 Research Awards
Honorable Mention in Princeton Review Rankings
Holmes Center Advisory Board
Prof. Harry Sapienza
Prof. Myles Shaver
Prof. Shaker Zahra
Holmes Center Benefactors
Deluxe Corp. Foundation
Tim & Val
& Robert Jackson
Anna & Eugene Karpas
State Farm Insurance
MN Cup Mentors
Robert Befidi, Jr.
Linda Hall Keller