Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) is one of five recipients of the $5MM NEXT Fund for Innovation (NEXT Fund). Read More
From inspiring influencers and emerging leaders to glass-ceiling-shattering pioneers, these 53 business and community leaders are changing how Minnesota works. Read More
There’s a persistent chicken-and-egg conundrum for promising Minnesota startups looking to make a venturecapital match. Read More

Only two when his parents first put him on skis, Scott Burns was a familiar figure flying down Spirit Mountain in his native Duluth. A junior Olympic champion alpine ski racer in his teens, Burns went on to compete as an NCAA Division I skier at Dartmouth. Read More
When Chad Halvorson went looking for funding for his Twin Cities-based venture When I Work, he found five venture capital firms to put up the money for him to expand the employee scheduling and time clock software. Read More
The dream of owning a business is still a big thing in Minnesota. According to the U.S. Census and state filing records, between 8,000 and 17,000 new businesses are started in Minnesota each year. Only a small percentage hire employees. Typical start-up costs: around $20,000 to $50,000. Read More
You may recognize his face from the DIY Network series Bath Crashers, but these days Studio/E member Matt Muenster is spending his time crashing the local production industry. He and his two fellow managing partners, Sarah Sundahl and Linda Elmquist, run SPOKE612, a Twin Cities-based production company that focuses on crafting memorable stories. Read More
Long before probiotics became a household name, Sita Dash, PhD, a New American entrepreneur, began groundbreaking work on manufacturing a robust probiotic strain in 1979. He completed his doctorate at South Dakota State University in 1973 and served as director of South Dakota’s Food and Drug Administration. Read More
Embracing the help of a SCORE business mentor offers many advantages to entrepreneurs. Whether you're in the early stages of exploring a business idea or already running an established business, a mentor can provide valuable guidance, serve as an objective sounding board for listening to and evaluating new ideas, and motivate you to be more accountable. Read More