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Minneapolis-Saint Paul

The startup capital of the north


With the country’s largest statewide new venture competition, over a dozen startup incubators and accelerators, one of the world’s leading Startup Week festivals, and the highest density of Fortune 500 companies, Minnesota offers a robust set of opportunities and resources no matter your stage.


Whether expanding your portfolio, looking for your next investment partner, or eyeing your next exit, you need to have a presence in Minnesota. Our region has launched more than 50 Fortune 500 companies & the world’s largest private company, and has raised billions in venture capital in the last 5 years.


We do things differently in the North. Minnesotans have some of the strongest work ethic in the world—we are passionate community builders committed to creating the economy of the future. Perhaps this is the one of the happiest, healthiest places because we get involved and give first.

Minnesota, USA

Minnesotans are problem solvers. Solving the world’s biggest problems is how we became the best place to grow global giants. With 18 Fortune 500 companies today and more than 50 grown in our own backyard, no one does it better. That story continues today in what Forbes + Rise of the Rest describe as one of the country’s top rising startup cities.

Global Leadership

  • We are Medical Alley

    Minnesota is the global epicenter of health innovation & care that stretches from the HQs of global leaders like Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, and UnitedHealth Group to the nearly $3 billion in venture funding raised over the past 5 years.

  • We lead from Farm to Fork

    With 5 of the world’s 30 largest food and agriculture companies headquartered in Minnesota, we have the talent, expertise, capital, and professional services to scale. It’s why Techstars launched the Farm-to-Fork Accelerator in St. Paul.

Want to learn more or get connected to what Minnesota has to offer?


Each year, scores of local partners are invited to speak to national and global audiences at major events and conferences throughout the country and the world. Want to connect to Minnesota? Send us a note and we’ll try to meet up at one of these events.

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