Cultural entrepreneurship students’ ideas will be showcased at the Cultural Entrepreneurship Fair on Tuesday, December 1 from 5–7pm. The event takes place across from the bookstore in the lower level of Kirby, off of 1120 Kirby Drive. It’s free and open to the public.
More than 20 creative businesses will be on display, including several that are in the initial stages of being launched in Duluth.
UMD’s Cultural Entrepreneurship (CUE) program began in 2013, but only recently started partnering students with local budding entrepreneurs. CUE professor Aparna Katre explains, “Through this initiative, our students are developing an entrepreneurial mindset while fostering a creative, entrepreneurial ecosystem with the local community.”
Some examples of the businesses that will be featured on Tuesday are Miller Creek Market, an early startup providing grocery delivery focused on food desert neighborhoods, and Duluth Indoor Playground.
UMD’s Cultural Entrepreneurship program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and combines the traditional lessons of business schools with the creative thinking that is most often cultivated in the arts.
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