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Under the leadership of Steele Smiley, CRISP & GREEN is rolling out a new franchise program, a year after opening two successful locations in Wayzata and the North Loop in Minneapolis. Read More
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On March 7th, hundreds of members of Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem will gather at the The Minnesota Entrepreneur Kickoff.  A focal point of conversation is emergent technologies. Read More
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