by Jessica Berg (MN Cup) and Adam Choe (Gener8tor) As partners in Forge North, we’re part of a broader movement of entrepreneurs, investors, makers, collaborators, and allies from all industries and sectors working together to make Minnesota the problem-solving capital of the new economy. And as leaders of entrepreneurial support organizations, we’re familiar with the […]
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For generations, Minnesota has been leading the way to the future of food. Today, we’re home to five of the world’s largest food & agriculture companies, a hub of food & agriculture talent, and home to thousands of career opportunities. But that doesn’t mean we have all the great ideas. Many of the world’s leading […]
The Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium may be behind us, but this community stays busy hosting guests all year round. While October is a fantastic time to visit Minneapolis-Saint Paul for events like Twin Cities Startup Week, Food Ag Ideas, MANOVA Summit, and BITCON, April is a busy month as well. And in addition […]
Governors and their administrations are uniquely equipped to elevate and advance important issues. Last year, I saw this firsthand while traveling to Nashville with Danielle Steer of Lunar Startups. The State of Tennessee – through its Launch Tennessee effort – was hosting the 36/86 Festival, connecting networks of Tennesseean entrepreneurs, investors, and collaborators with each […]
Today, Inc. and Startup Genome put out a report on the 50 Best Places in America to Start a Business. Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked #21 on the list, which analyzed seven key indicators. See how Minneapolis-St. Paul stacks up below and learn more by checking out the complete Surge Cities Index. Shout out to all […]
Each year, MinneInno publishes a list of startups doing big things to keep an eye on in the year to come. We’re excited to see what these incredible Minnesota entrepreneurs, innovators and problem-solvers do in 2019! Learn more about all 19 startups on MinneInno or on their websites: RunerraNice HealthcareTake 12ConservisOmnia FishingCapita3Bind BenefitsAtland VenturesNightWareSezzleFoodsbyDispatchBright HealthLove Your MelonTotal […]
Each year, TIME highlights inventions making the world a better place. Minnesotan Annela Idnani is doing just that as the founder of HabitAware! Her Keen bracelets help kick bad habits, a product she developed after 20 years struggling with stress-induced hair pulling. The company is on track to surpass $1 million in sales this year and recently secured a $300,000 […]
Each year, M25 Group ranks cities across the Midwest tech economy. This year, Minneapolis ranked as the second best city for startups based on how active the tech community is, the size and quality of the network, access to resources, the number of startups and their success rates, and other factors such as the cost of living and […]
Business.org put together their picks for top startup cities in 2018 based on factors such as young adult dwellers, higher education, local employment, income vs rent and startup surges. Minneapolis came in at #3. Of the top 10, Minneapolis’s start-up growth was the highest, a remarkable 121.3%. Learn more here.
FitSmallBusiness.com ranked top cities for startups outside of New York and San Fransico, looking at eight metrics that impacted the survival and growth of ventures. Minneapolis ranked #7. Read more here.