Welcome to the ONLY one-stop shop for U of M alumni-owned businesses. The MN Alumni Market was established in 2017 by your University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) to drive alumni support of entrepreneurs in a way never done before.
By selling your product or listing your service in the MN Alumni Market, it unlocks your business to the U of M community of faculty, students, alumni, and friends. That's over 500,000 people globally and 300,000 people in the Twin Cities metro area.
Why should you be in the MN Alumni Market?
It’s built for you and because of you! Numerous alumni entrepreneurs asked the UMAA to create a system & campus-wide community of entrepreneurs -- regardless of their college -- to connect with one another for a variety of reasons. Those reasons range from mentorship to collaborations and more. Simultaneously, alumni and friends asked for a list of alumni entrepreneurs that they, too, could support, whether it be places to dine, dentists to visit, or for their gifting needs. The Alumni Association responded, and the MN Alumni Market became a reality in November of 2017.
Our alumni entrepreneurs love the MN Alumni Market! See so for yourself:
Two Options to Join the Market
Did you know that the MN Alumni Market is still the only store of its kind in the world?! If you’re a graduate of the University of Minnesota System (any of the five campuses), you're invited to submit your product or service for consideration. Let’s get started!
Option 1: Sell Your Product or Event Ticket (usually for businesses with a wholesale program - no annual listing fee)
We are happy to consider any item available for wholesale or event tickets, but are currently not able to support books or healthcare items. Products can be customized to include school colors or other branding that may have appeal to fellow alumni. All branding must be through a licensed vendor.
Option 2: Get Listed (services and other products - annual listing fee applies)
If you offer services or if you offer products without a wholesale program (this includes books and most artwork) a small listing fee applies ($100/year, or $50/year with a three year commitment). Check out our FAQs for more information
Requirements for participation:
- Must hold a degree from the University of Minnesota
- Must be a member, or become a member, of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (Annual Subscription or Life Member)
- Must own a percentage of the business
- Businesses without a wholesale program pay a listing fee of $100/year (or $50/year with a 3 year commitment)
Have more questions or ready to join?
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