Toaster Closing 3/17
COVID-19 Update: The Toaster is closing 3/17 
In response to recommendations from University leadership to move all work remotely where possible, the Toaster will be closing our doors until further notice.

The Toaster Team will be live online and doing our best to keep you all informed in the interim. Feel free to reach out to toaster@umn.edu with any questions and keep an eye on our website and instagram for updates along the way.

The Toaster is a place where ideas are generated, discoveries are made, and entrepreneurial spirits are ignited.


The Toaster is a place where you can...

  • Connect and collaborate with fellow students
  • Launch a product, service or vision
  • Design, build, tinker and make
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Find campus resources

Toaster is an instant success

Check out some photos from the first few days and hear from the Toaster Team. 

Pop! Did you know?

The pop-up toaster was invented in Stillwater by Charles Strite in 1919. Here are 5 things to know about the Toaster. 

Making the Toaster

A new space at Walter Library opens the door for students to explore and develop new ideas. Learn more


About the space

Located in the lower level of Walter Library, the Toaster will be an adaptable space for students to collaborate on innovation and entrepreneurship projects and bring abstract ideas to life. 

Students, student organizations, and experiential courses will have access to 6,500 square feet for collaboration, presentations, group meetings, prototyping, and more.

Toaster Southeast


In partnership with the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship in the Carlson School.