Founders Day 2023 & MVP Challenge Demo Day

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Founders Day 2023 & MVP Challenge Demo Day

A showcase of student entrepreneurship and innovation from across the University of Minnesota.

By Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, May 10 · 4:30 - 7pm CDT


Walter Library - Toaster Innovation Hub 117 Pleasant St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for presentations from students participating in a broad range of experiential entrepreneurship courses to learn how they’re applying their education to creatively solve real problems.  Learn about innovative projects to develop new products, test new business concepts and launch and operate real businesses.

This year will feature and expanded MVP Challenge demo day with 25 projects from classes, clubs and labs across the University of Minnesota sharing their prototypes to solve significant social, medical/health, environmental and/or manufacturing problems.

Carlson School Dean Sri Zaheer and Libraries Dean Lisa German will welcome everyone to Walter Library and the Toaster Innovation Hub and kick off presentations by 8 experiential entrepreneurship courses. Atland Ventures will once again welcome their investors and alumni founders, as they share their progress with their student-owned venture capital firm.

The event will also announce entrepreneurship student/faculty awards and recognize the 2023 University of Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year.


4:30 - 5:30          MVP Challenge @ Walter Library

View MVP Challenge Prototype Demos

5:30 - 6:00          Program & Speakers @ Walter Library

Carlson School Dean Sri Zaheer & Libraries Dean Lisa German

2023 Entrepreneurs of Year - Alumnus, Student & Teacher

6:00 - 7:00          Student Presentations @ Toaster Innovation Hub

Experiential Courses

Atland Ventures

MVP Challenge Winners

About the organizer

The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Minnesota that inspires, educates and connects the next generation of Minnesota's entrepreneurs. We mobilize the community and provide support for emerging entrepreneurs, both within and outside the University, through experiential courses and programs like MN Cup, Grow North, MIN-Corps and WE*.