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
Stella, the newly named parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its subsidiaries, and Aging 2.0 Minneapolis, named San Francisco-based startup Golden Financial Care the $25,000 winner of its first Aging Startup Challenge. Read More
A new economic strategy at the community level. Read More

The second annual Lifter Award will be presented March 7, 2018 at the annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-off. Now in its eighth year, the kick-off is a statewide gathering of startup founders committed to strengthening our state’s entrepreneur ecosystem. Read More
Entrepreneurs, start your engines! It’s time to take your innovations to the next level, by applying for the 2017 MN Cup. Since 2005, the MN Cup has been supporting entrepreneurship in Minnesota by helping early-stage businesses get off the ground. Read More
For every gadget you see on the shelves at your local Best Buy, or in Amazon’s digital warehouse, there’s another that never sees the light of day. (Actually, there are countless others.) Read More

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Many people who are well read on technology and entrepreneurship are familiar with the traditional dynamics of a startup pitch to investors. Any casual fan of Shark Tank knows there is a basic set of questions to answer about the product, the market, the team and its traction. Read More
Minnesota Business asked its readers to vote on the startups they thought were most likely to succeed, and we are excited to announce the finalists. Stay tuned for the December issue of Minnesota Business, in which we'll reveal the winners in each category and tell you a little more about these startups, as well as the startup climate in Minnesota. Read More
There was a time when a food startup would have gone bust trying to sell spicy food to Minnesotans, but today there’s cold cash in hot stuff.
The Twin Cities is in the midst of a trending cycle for artisan businesses that create and market fiery foods.
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