Register for MBV

Minnesota Business Venture at the University of St Thomas is full. You can still apply below to attend at St John's University. However, if you want to be on our waitlist for St Thomas, follow this link

Student Information

Please enter full school name without any abbreviations.

Students are eligible after completion of their freshman year.

Required for students asking for financial assistance.

Home Address

Acceptance email to program will be sent to this email. Please provide an email address that is checked regularly.


Parent 1/ Guardian 1 Information

This should be a different email from the one listed in the student email field above.

This is in case of emergency.
Parent 2/ Guardian 2 Information

This should be a different email from the one listed in the student email field above.

This is in case of emergency.




Write a paragraph about each of these three essay topics in a Word document and attach the file below.

1.  Explain why you would like to attend Minnesota Business Venture.  What do you hope to learn?

2.  Tell us about your extracurricular activities, favorite class subject and/or hobbies.  Do you have a job?  If yes, where and what are your responsibilities?

3.  Write about a career that interests you.  Where would you like to work?

Educator Reference

Please provide the name and email address of a teacher at your school who is willing to be a reference for you. Please tell this teacher that they will be receiving an email form today with link to complete.  


Minnesota Business Venture will host 200 students each week of the program.  Because of the group size, and to provide a safe and fun learning experience, BestPrep has the following expectations of you.  Please read them carefully so you know what to expect while attending MBV.

  • Participants are required to attend all scheduled programs and activities and cannot leave campus at any time.
  • Participants cannot have guests on campus.
  • Residence halls are not coed and will be supervised accordingly.
  • Absolutely no drugs, alcohol or weapons of any kind are permitted.
  • Tobacco use under the age of 18 is illegal and not allowed.
  • Cell phones and personal electronics are for free time use only.
  • If you drive your car, you must park in the designated lot and leave your keys with the MBV staff for the week.
  • All participants will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to MBV standards, cooperate with the staff and comply with campus rules.


The early bird cost to attend is $150. This payment is non-refundable if you cancel or fail to turn in all your paperwork by the due date. Our goal is to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to attend MBV. Financial aid is available for those families who qualify for free/reduced lunch. 

After April 19, the cost to attend will be $200.

Do not enter dollar sign ($) or decimal point.

Credit Card Information 

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