The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship is a global leader in the development and dissemination of research that defines scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship. Carlson School faculty lead the discovery of knowledge in the areas of innovation, business formation, corporate entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology-based start-ups, and international entrepreneurship. Gifts to the school by Curt Carlson and Bob Buuck have established endowed chairs to support ongoing research.
With a reputation for the advancement of entrepreneurship research, the center attracts doctoral scholars from around the world who want to work with leading Carlson School faculty to develop innovations that result in new practices in entrepreneurship. Researchers also help build the center's international reputation and attract premier faculty to lead teaching efforts.