Cushman & Wakefield Advisory Services Group

A company's occupancy strategy has become central to its ability to adapt, succeed and compete. The goal of Cushman & Wakefield Advisory Services Group is to represent corporate, start ups, and nonprofit optimize our clients' in their real estate and help organizations build a business case for improving performance by reducing costs, increasing revenues, and mitigating operational and financial risk. Our model delivers objective advice, valuable solutions and executable strategies that are both pragmatic and visionary.

We help clients align their real estate with strategic business, financial and operational objectives to yield the optimal solution. From planning and programming to construction and move-in, we're dedicated to providing space that is affordable, flexible, functional, but also conducive to increasing creativity, productivity and profitability.

 

advisoryservicesmn.com/ | @Katessa_Archer

 

The Federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer

The federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/STTR) are two critical funding programs for small businesses (startup and existing firms) to support technological innovations with strong commercial potential across the spectrum of science and technology. The Programs provide small businesses with equity-free funding to conduct research and development work to de-risk technology for commercial and military success. It's all about commercialization.

mhta.org/mnsbir |  @mnsbir

Twin Cities Collective for Bloggers & Creatives

The Twin Cities Collective for Bloggers & Creatives is a community for creators living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. We aim to create, inspire, support & bring together like-minded bloggers & creatives in the Twin Cities. We do this through our online Facebook group, Instagram page, weekly podcast interviewing local creatives, mastermind groups, monthly events and more!

twincitiescollective.com | @tccollectivemn

James J. Hill Center

The James J. Hill Center is a non-profit business center, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The iconic entrepreneur James J. Hill had a vision to provide the people of Minnesota with a Reference Library to support and grow culture and economic development in the state. The James J. Hill Reference Library opened its doors in 1921.

In 2014 the name was changed to James J. Hill Center to more fully represent the services and programs we provide beyond our Reference Library. The Hill honors the legacy of its founder by continuing to support entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st Century. We offer research, programs, and networking for each stage of business development. Our efforts also include services to the broader community through the hosting of cultural and artistic programming and events.

jjhill.org | @jjhillcenter

Compudyne

With Compudyne, you get everything IT can do for you, without having to worry about it. Our approach is simple: we support businesses, large and small, with IT resources that drive their success. We believe technology should make you more efficient. It should connect you with customers and coworkers. And it should be ultra reliable and secure. Maximize your IT. Minimize the time you spend thinking about it. Our mission is to be the most knowledgeable professional computer firm in our service area, and to emphasize integrity and relationships above all else.

compudyne.com

Healthcare.mn

Healthcare.mn is Minnesota's community for healthcare innovation and startups. If you are working on a healthcare venture, or want to connect with others doing amazing things in healthcare, this is your crowd. We host events every month covering new technology opportunities in healthcare, early stage ventures in Minnesota, market trends, care delivery innovation, policy, etc. Our goal is to make Minnesota the best place in the nation to launch a healthcare startup.

healthcare.mn | @Healthcaremn

Minnesota Angel Tax Credit

Minnesota's Angel Tax Credit provides a 25-percent credit to investors or investment funds that put money into startup companies focused on high technology, new proprietary technology, or a new proprietary product, process or service in specified fields. Each year, part of the credits are reserved for minority- and women-owned businesses, as well as businesses located in Greater Minnesota.

Angel Tax Credit | @mndeed

Mighteor

Mighteor makes the world's best internet videos. Our full service production company has helped big brands, scrappy startups and new non-profits rack up more than 5 million views and earn international internet attention from the likes of the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, National Public Radio and other cool kids. Whether you're launching a product, need training videos for your new customers or just want to blow away your social media followers with incredible playable content - Mighteor gets it. Our budgets are web focused and our crews are nimble. We can't wait to collaborate!

mighteor.com | @mighteor

gish&co.

gish&co. helps nonprofits & small businesses better use their internal resources, tell stories, and get things done. The gish&co. network includes seasoned designers, developers & digital strategists, as well as experienced professionals in the communications, PR, advertising & marketing industries.

gish.co | @gishandco

Sofia Fund

Sofia Fund understands the exceptional innovation and value that women entrepreneurs bring to technology ventures. The Fund seeks early stage, growth oriented, gender diverse entrepreneurial companies that have women leaders on the management team and who own equity in the business. Companies in the information technology, business products and services, health and wellness, clean technology or other technology areas that have demonstrated a value proposition with their business model and are looking for capital are of interest. The Sofia leadership team members have been successful angel investors for more than 20 years and recognize that opportunities are being overlooked in women-led companies operating in technology-based business categories.

sofiafund.com