startups

Fulton Beer took the traditional route of funding
Entrepreneurs have never had more financing options. A slew of alternative fundraising choices, such as crowdfunding and startup contests promising generous cash prizes, now complement traditional options like bank loans and friends-and-family financing. Minnesota Business spoke with two business owners who went two different routes for their perspectives. Read More
Self-proclaimed “sisterpreneurs” Isabel and Caroline Bercaw started Da Bob Bath Fizzers as a hobby. They now employ 150 people, are sold in more than 8,000 stores nationally and make 675,000 bombs every month. Sue Hawkes interviewed them for our May/June issue. Read More
MIPS E-3 Glidewear is being used in helmets to prevent concussions
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are 3.8 million concussions sustained every year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, football accounts for 38% of those reported, and younger athletes are the most susceptible. 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
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