We love our alumni entrepreneurs...and they love us back!

"When the Final Four was in Minneapolis, the organizing committee needed VIP gifts from an assortment of brands that truly represented Minnesota. They turned to the MN Alumni Market to research local companies with an authentic and deep connection to the state. As a result, we got our product into the hands of a whole new group of consumers!"

-Lee Wallace ('01), CEO & Owner, Peace Coffee

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 "I initially thought being a part of the University of Minnesota Alumni Market would be a great marketing opportunity for my business and it has been. What I wasn’t expecting was the number of kind and thoughtful messages of support I have received from alumni across the country.

After a recent feature in the alumni newsletter, I received a call from a UMN Medical School alumnus. He graduated from medical school in 1976 and built an impressive career as an eye surgeon. As a black medical school graduate in the mid-1970’s, he shared what felt like a beautiful history lesson representing his six years in Minnesota. The richness of the conversation was a highlight of my week. We ended the almost hour long call, but not until he ordered enough cookies to share with his neighbors.

Thank you for cultivating an amazing network of support that has added value to my business and to me personally."
-Junita Flowers ('96), Founder, Junita's Jar

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"The U of M community is always connecting! Due to our products being on the MN Alumni Market, a former UMAA board chair found us and are including our products in the VIP gift sets at the Final Four Women's Tournament this year. This would never have happened if it wasn't for the Alumni Market and the continued support of alumni. The support of fellow U of M grads is amazing and this proves that the Alumni Market isn't just a market but an invaluable resource for alumni."

-Teri Lang Patterson ('93), Founder and Owner, Body Systems Skincare Co.