Community Calendar

Each month hundreds of events take place in Minnesota to support innovators, makers and entrepreneurs. Find something that looks interesting and mark your calendar!

In light of developments surrounding COVID-19, many events in our community are being cancelled, postponed or offered digitally. With the number of changes being made, we are unable to update calendar listings in realtime. Please refer to event websites or registration pages to verify the current status of specific events.

Application Deadlines

Take a look at these incredible opportunities to get involved with local accelerators, incubators, challenges and other opportunities to help take your startup to the next level.

Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants | Rolling applications.

Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants are targeted to the most promising innovative scalable technology businesses in Minnesota. Together we’re working to help reduce the risk for Minnesota technology startups and entrepreneurs, who are solving problems and growing our state’s innovation ecosystem. The following Innovation Grants are available. Learn more about eligibility and other requirements here.

  • Business operations: These grants provide up to $35,000 for business operations, including research and development, direct business expenses and technical assistance.
  • Housing or child care: These grants provide up to $7,500 for housing or child care expenses.
  • SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) match: These grants provide up to $50,000 for businesses awarded a first time Phase 2 SBIR or STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) award.

Meda Mini MBA | Rolling applications.

The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) brings you the Meda Mini MBA, powered by Interise’s award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum. This hands-on program provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan. Business owners or CEOs of companies 50% owned by an ethnic minority with $250,000 – $10,000,000 in annual revenues, at least one employee and a minimum of 2 years in business can apply to participate. Must be willing to attend class for 7 months, complete assignments and program evaluations. Learn more and apply.


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