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!

Application Deadlines

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

ONRAMP INSURANCE ACCELERATOR | April 28, 2019

Each year, the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator, with Allianz Life and Securian Financial, invests in five insurtech startups who participate in a three-month, concierge accelerator program in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Each startup receives a cash investment of $100,000, office space and access to gener8tor’s global network of mentors and investors. Learn more and apply here by April 28.

gener8tor Minnesota 2019 | May 12, 2019

gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year we invest $100K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through a network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists. Learn more and apply by May 12 to join their next Minnesota cohort, which runs June-September 2019.

FINNOVATION Fellowship | May 15, 2019

The FINNOVATION Fellowship is a nine-month (September – June) program that supports early-stage social entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for sustainable, systems-level change. Nine fellows will be selected for their next cohort. Learn more and apply here by May 15.

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.

PAST DEADLINES

TECHSTARS FARM TO FORK | April 7, 2019

LUNAR STARTUPS COHORT 2 | Dec 31, 2018

MINNEDEMO31 | Dec 31, 2018 

TARGET INCUBATOR | Oct 29, 2018

AG TECH CHALLENGE | Nov 15, 2018

7TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CITY CHALLENGE | Nov 26, 2018