Minneapolis-Saint Paul is now one of the country’s “top rising cities for startups” and the epicenter of innovation in the North. Where are we headed next?

Throughout the Greater MSP region and across Minnesota, more problem solvers are starting new ventures and scaling their impact. Thousands of individual contributions add up to major momentum. Yet, we are only scratching the surface of what’s possible.

Many across the local startup and innovation ecosystem worked in collaboration to build Forge North as a shared platform, make it an official initiative of the GREATER MSP Partnership, and elevate it as a top priority of the region’s economic development strategy.

At HORIZON, local entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, investors, community allies, and ecosystem builders across all sectors, will share momentum, announce projects, and invite participation.
Each and every attendee will be asked to interact and bring the collective Forge North mission to life. Expect to roll up your sleeves and participate in interactive installations designed to:

Proudly Celebrate

By better equipping people including local founders & community builders to share their stories around the world, we can elevate the profile of our entire state. Hear what Forge North partners learned at top innovation events – and help us decide where to go next.

Inclusively Connect

By clearly revealing the growing infrastructure that exists for entrepreneurs and innovators, we can increase local support for and use of these assets. Discover opportunities to plug into groups supporting local startups & innovators – and help us map what’s missing.

Dream Bigger

When we set specific and ambitious goals across our ecosystem, we can focus on measuring what matters and rallying a diverse community around opportunities to win together. Help us move from general momentum to intentional results by setting goals.
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