Entries by forgenorth

Minnesota Cup

The nation’s largest statewide, industry-agnostic business plan competition. MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership that brings together corporations, VCs, foundations, government and skilled volunteers to support Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. The core of our programming is an annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with education, mentorship and resources to […]

MSP Startups Participate in Collision from Home June 23-25, 2020

Last year, Forge North partners attended Collision in Toronto alongside 8 incredible startups from our region. This year, we’ve decided to go virtual and will be attending Collision from Home with a new group of startups! A total of 30,000 attendees will join Collision from Home to meet the most important people in their industry, share […]

Demystifying Venture Capital: March 25 Recap

On March 25, 2020, we kicked off an investor-led series developed to help achieve our goal of doubling the number of local ventures that raise an early-stage round of funding. Co-hosted by Brett Brohl of Syndicate Fund and Mary Grove of Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, the following topics were discussed: What is VC and when […]


Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the startup capital of the North. Our entrepreneurial community is growing by leaps and bounds. But what’s on the horizon? Our ambition is to make this region the best place for people from every background to start & scale ventures that create wealth by solving global challenges. But where do we start? […]

Introducing the Forge North Leadership Council

People built the Forge North coalition to go further together. And those people have a bold ambition here in the Startup Capital of the North. By 2030, the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region will be the best place for people from every background to start & scale ventures that build wealth by solving global challenges. To […]

HORIZON Recap + Next Steps

“I think we can all agree that what we’ve built over the last 10 years, 15 years here is wonderful, but we can also all agree that it’s something we want to make better.” -Damola Ogundipe, Civic Eagle Two years ago, a ragtag group from the startup community began to meet over happy hour. They […]

Apply for Forge North Leadership Council

Forge North is a coalition-based effort to build the problem-solving capital of the new economy. The initiative is designed to align partners who work across industries and communities to start ventures, solve problems, and scale impact. It’s now a strategic initiative of the GREATER MSP Partnership, the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region’s 501c3 public-private economic development […]