|Entrepreneurship Students Commercialize U of M Technology into Clean Water Business |
students developed a new
business idea in a Carlson School entrepreneurship class and are launching a venture to commercialize University of Minnesota
technology. See video
and MinnPost.com Article
|Minnesota Cup 2010 Recap|
EarthClean Extinguishes Competition for Grand Prize
Fire retardant innovator EarthClean Corp. won the $40,000 grand prize at the 2010 Minnesota Cup final awards reception, edging the other five divisional winners. The company's environmentally friendly product enables their mission to "change the way the world fights fires". Press Release
Flagg Named Entrepreneur of Year
Flagg, founder of Quality Bicycle Products, received the University
of Minnesota's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Flagg rode his bike to campus to share his
values-based leadership principles with attendees at the Minnesota Cup
final awards reception. Full Article
Arrowhead Growth Alliance and Carlson Foundation Fund Expansion
Since its launch in 2005, the Minnesota Cup has inspired and supported more than 5,000 participants to pursue their breakthrough business idea. In 2010, two new lead sponsors enlisted their support to expand this unique competition to support more entrepreneurs to drive job growth across Minnesota. More about the Minnesota Cup.
Auth Conducts Diligence on Seed Capital Recipients|
Tom Auth ('69 MBA) met with six student recipients of the Auth Entrepreneur Seed Capital Fund to see their progress with the businesses they launched through the Holmes Center business hatchery program.
More on hatchery program.
Entrepreneurship Faculty Recognized|
Harry Sapienza was selected
as 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow,
by the Global
Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. Harry
also won American Association of
2010 Gerald E. Hills
Best Paper Award for his paper on "The
role of contractual governance flexibility in realizing the outcomes of
customer relationships", co-authored with Helena Yli-Renko and Erkko
Carla Pavone (PhD '08) was named 'Best Reviewer in
2010' by the Entrepreneurship Division of the
Academy of Management. Carla
Pavone also won the distinguished "Certificate
of Distinction" as the runner-up Heizer Best Dissertation award for her dissertation, "Opportunity
Re-evaluation: How risk dimensions influence post-investment venture
Entrepreneurship Summer Bootcamp Welcomes Minneapolis High School Students to Carlson School|
The second annual Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota program welcomed 30 Minneapolis high school students to the Carlson School this summer. Students spent five weeks on campus developing new business ideas, touring local businesses and hearing from legendary Minnesota entrepreneurs. The students also built a community garden at the St. Olaf Church and Nursing Home in north Minneapolis. This program is a partnership between the University's Office for Business and Community Economic Development and the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.
Students, alumni and local technology entrepreneurs will gather at the Carlson School on November 19-21 to conceive, develop and launch new businesses. Register here.
|Alumni Entrepreneurs in the News|
Click below to see recent news coverage of Carlson School alumni entrepreneurs.