Calling all start-ups in Western Minnesota!


Sep 24 2019

LAUNCH MINNESOTA will open the 2019 MNwest Entrepreneur Summit on October 29 at the U of M Crookston. 

The Second Annual MNwest Entrepreneur Summit will be the regional setting for introduction of Launch Minnesota, a creation of the 2019 MN Legislature, designed to encourage collaboration across geographies and across business, education and government sectors to foster entrepreneurial thinking, startups and innovation applying new technologies to problems that need solving within named business sectors and beyond.  Regional business, education and government leaders are encouraged to attend.  Click to register .

Launch Minnesota Executive Director Neela Mollgaard and Financial Director, Jeff Nelson, together with technology company founders who are developing services that can be leveraged in western Minnesota will be welcomed by Entrepreneur Summit convener, Minnesota Innovates.

The Entrepreneur Summit will also include a “Celebration of Startups & Founders” recognizing all 0 to 5- year old companies across the region.  To be recognized, Founders should contact  Lee Groeschl, EDA Center, U of M Crookston.

The MNwest Entrepreneur Summit serves a large region and encourages connection building across it, while also showcasing approaches communities have used that encouraged development of entrepreneurial ecosystems beneficial to starters from HS to retirement.  It will include, as well, a setting for business owners to get guidance from service professionals about business operations and new obligations from: HR, accounting, law, finance, facilities, marketing and sales.