Entrepreneurship

In the summer of 2014, young entrepreneurs John Mulvahill, Sevy Gondeck and Simon Gondeck began their own web design and development company, MG Web Partners. The three young men are still in school at the University of St. Read More
Women entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders are coming together to support women developing innovative ideas and start ups in Minnesota. Read More

Photo via istock

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is offering an exciting opportunity for state nonprofits equipped to issue loans to local businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged groups. Read More


Caryl and Larry Abdo host dinners for Carlson students or recent grads with entrepreneurial aspirations who are married or in a long-term relationship.

A gratis gourmet meal at a romantic inn. It hardly sounds like the setting that could drive a wife to tears, but that’s what happened to Mona Fraki on a pivotal night in 2009.
“I cried all the way home,” she recalls of the aftermath of the dinner that she and her husband Paul Neyers shared at the historic Nicollet Island Inn. “That night I realized we were going to have to do this.”
Read More

Tim Davis, The UPS Store president presents a check to Henry Cervantes, founder of BallSkate.

Admit it. You’ve daydreamed about accepting one of those giant mocked-up stunt checks.
Enrique “Henry” Cervantes got his hands on one, but it didn’t come from the Minnesota Lottery and the dude from Publishers Clearinghouse didn’t bang on his door.
Read More
Southeast Minnesota’s entrepreneur community is getting a big boost this spring with Ignite Cup, a new annual startup competition that “is open to all entrepreneurs, investors and community members who are focused on launching a startup and want to pitch their idea to an experienced panel,” according to a release from Ignite Cup. Read More
Starting today, March 21, MN Cup is accepting applications for its twelfth annual startup competition. This year's pool of prize money is $400,000. The competition is open to entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and small business owners working on a new business venture, as well as pre-existing businesses that have a yearly revenue of less than $1 million. Read More
It’s National Entrepreneurship Week! Across Minnesota (and the country), small business owners are sharing their stories and picking each other’s brains. In celebration, we put together a list of useful resources for North Star State visionaries. Read More

Submited photo of Brianna Lane, Greg Neis and John Louis.

In the eight years that Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Brianna Lane toured the country, there was a particular style of venue that she came to prefer — a so-called “listening room.” Read More
The University of St. Thomas's Schulze School of Entrepreneurship is welcoming its incoming freshman class with a little friendly competition. The school is hosting a two-day competition in which students form teams and develop a marketable solution to a problem, with $10,000 in scholarships to give away at the end of it. Read More