WE’RE OPENING UP OUR PLATFORM

Minneapolis-Saint Paul and the entire state of Minnesota is home to incredible problem solvers. Many of them across the MSP region built the Forge North initiative to better connect and work collaboratively in their pursuit of supporting entrepreneurs and advancing our local ecosystem.

We are all committed to helping this region stay connected and supported during this time of rapid change. Our team is in active listening mode. We want to hear from the community and will direct resources as needed to help you work together to solve new challenges.

Below, you can discover resources, share and vote ideas, find virtual opportunities to connect, and learn more about the partner organizations who are in regular communication to respond to your ideas.

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DISCOVER RESOURCES AND LINKS FOR LOCAL STARTUPS

Local Offerings + Assistance

Basic Business Guidance

Funding + Legal

For The Creative Economy

For Nonprofits

For Working Remotely

For Mental Health + Well-Being

  • Are you OK?: A Pollen series of stories, art, and connection to bolster our community of care during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • MN Department of Health: Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing Associated with Covid-19
  • Just For Kids: A Comic from NPR Exploring The New Coronavirus

SUPPORTING STARTUPS

  • Consider buying giftcards to help your favorite local restaurants. Local startup Giftbomb makes it easy!
  • Order take out. WCCO is helping you find local places with this map.
  • Shop locally, online! Consider shopping digitally with local businesses you normally frequent in-person.
  • Support local artists with this great playlist put together by Meet Minneapolis.
  • Raise awareness of startups and their offerings/needs by posting on social media.
  • Make a monetary contribution directly or to funds like MN Disaster Revcovery Fund via GiveMN.

Other Resources

Our Startup Compass allows you to access 500+ local resources anytime, anywhere!

What are we missing?

If you know of other resources available to MN-based startups in response to COVID-19, please let us know here or email hello@forgenorth.com.

OUR PARTNERS IN THIS EFFORT

 

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