About the Market

History of the Market

The MN Alumni Market originated from a desire to help alumni businesses gain exposure in the U of M alumni community. It started in 2017 with 14 businesses has now grown to support over 150 alumni businesses with alumni and friends shopping from around the globe. In 2020, it was recognized as one of top stores on Shopify. The growth rate of the Market put it in the top 1% of over one million brands.

The Market Expands

The MN Alumni Market has expanded to support all alumni entrepreneurs! Now, any alumni business or service can become a member and join the Market. Alumni-owned businesses and services can sign up to get listed, and shoppers can find and support alumni businesses of all types. You can filter alumni businesses by type, college, location and special features (alumni discount, pickup available, etc). Check back often as we add more businesses!

About the UMAA:

Founded in 1904, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association connects alumni with each other, supports student success and advances the University of Minnesota. The Alumni Association advocates for the University and its alumni with a credible, independent, and collaborative voice. Members make Alumni Association programs strong and ensure that nearly a half a million alumni of the Twin Cities campus share a sense of belonging to our vibrant global community of learners, makers and doers. Learn more at www.UMNAlumni.org or call 612-624-2323 or 800-862-5867.

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