Welcome to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the place for problem solvers.

Dream Big

Help us set goals and measure what matters most to our community.

Inclusively Connect

Find the resources helping to start, scale and sustain ventures.

Proudly Celebrate

Become an ambassador of this place and help us proudly tell our story.

Led by a growing coalition of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators, entrepreneurial support organizations and others, Forge North is a movement to make Minneapolis-Saint Paul the best place to start and scale ventures that build wealth by solving global challenges.

I chose to be involved in Forge North because I think it’s important for us to have an intentional ecosystem, especially around entrepreneurship and small business. Being part of Forge North is an opportunity to contribute and add to that larger ecosystem.”

Caroline KaranjaFounder + CEO, 26 Letters

“We sit here with big, big scale problems. And if we’re going to solve these problems, it’s going to take scale. Scale comes from big companies, but it’s also going to take innovation. And often innovation is done in small companies. The coupling of these two is what ultimately I think is going to bring the big solve.”

Doug BakerCEO, Ecolab

“We didn’t design Forge North to be a new organization or a new program. We created it to get things done together.”

Maria PloesslExecutive Director, Minnestar

“Minneapolis-St. Paul has been one of the greatest communities that we could have ever been a part of.”

Tyrre BurksFounder + CEO, Players Health

“Of all the people I’ve met since founding my startup, Minnesotans have been the most helpful

and genuinely supportive of my success. There’s a real devotion to making Minnesota a hub for

innovation and inclusion, and it’s backed up with accessible resources and funding.”

Jesse OkirorFounder + CEO, Suprabook Digital Case Binders

“Minnesota has a uniquely diverse business community and inclusive innovation ecosystem. Competitive organizations across many industries – from financial services to food – are working together every day to support the next big idea.”

Elizabeth CarraroDirector, Digital Strategy + Partnerships, Securian Financial

“The startup ecosystem in Minneapolis-St. Paul is on the rise. The people are highly collaborative and supportive of one another, willing to make introductions for one another, provide mentorship and resources, and work collectively to advance the community.”

Mary GrovePartner, Revolution’s Rise of The Rest Seed Fund

“Our startup community is growing by leaps and bounds, and take it to the next level we need lots of people involved with diverse perspectives. We have innovative problem solvers tackling opportunities across major sectors and they need our community to help them scale.”

Lauren Mehler PradhanFounding Managing Director, Grow North

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The rumors are true! Lunar Startups competed against a global pool of applicants to bring @ArlanWasHere and @Backstage_Cap to the Twin Cities – and we won! Save the date for June 9, and learn more about our role in the 2020 Backstage Tour:

Loved the pitch event for our tenant community hosted by @techstars today! A dynamic way to learn from and about the great ideas and people brewing here @Osborn370!

Our next event is right around the corner! If you would like to learn about #opporutnityzones and how you can use them to make a real impact join us.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! @alixmagner @BushFoundation @ImpactHubMSP @susan_hammel

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