The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Kabara Institute seeks to promote entrepreneurship, both on our Saint Mary’s campuses and in the community. The Institute connects entrepreneurs with students, and concurrently offers free educational resources to the entrepreneurial ecosystems in local communities. By collaborating with existing local organizations, the institute has helped to establish co-working, educational training, and Kauffman Foundation events, as well as develop deep connections with emerging and established businesses. As Minnesota business leaders share their knowledge and advice with our students, our students gain more of an appreciation for all that our Minnesota business communities have to offer.

Winona Initiatives

From partnering with local organizations such as The Garage Cowork Space, to encouraging student collaboration and problem solving through the Winstart program, our Winona initiatives truly strive to connect our students to the local entrepreneurial community. To learn more about our Winona partners, please visit our Winona Initiatives Page.

Rochester Initiatives

Featuring partnerships that expand the University’s reach, our community initiatives support the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. Based out of our Rochester Campus, we provide educational programming, collaborative forums, speaker panels, workshops and networking events. To learn more about our Rochester partners, please visit our Rochester Initiatives Page.