MN Cup is a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We support emerging entrepreneurs through events, educational programming and an annual startup competition that provides them with tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. Our aim is to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint. MN Cup has an ongoing women's initiative to acknowledge and address the specific challenges and opportunities women encounter each day as entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors.
Grow North aims to connect, advocate for, and promote Minnesota food, agriculture and beverage entrepreneurs. We connect entrepreneurs with industry experts, thought leaders, advocates, enablers, community resources, investors, and one another to develop ideas and talent in our community.
With $5 MILLION in prizes, 43North is a competition that’s in a league of its own. But it’s more than that. For winners, it’s an amazing staff and dedicated mentors. And free incubator space. And healthy tax-breaks. And some fierce ping pong.
The winners are helping to fuel a remarkable story that’s well under way – the renaissance of a great American city. BUFFALO, NY is poised to show the world what a 21st century city looks like, and that it’s a fertile ground for visionaries, pioneers, dreamers, and doers.
Techstars launched a partnership with Land O’Lakes focused on food and tech.Applications are now open for Startup Next Food and Tech, presented by Land O’Lakes. This program will provide startups with mentorship, partnership, and executive access to help them along their entrepreneurial journey.
The Iron Yard offers full-time and part-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering and Design. The Iron Yard creates real, lasting change for people, their companies, and communities through technology education. The in-person, immersive format of The Iron Yard's 12-week courses helps people learn to code and be prepared with the skills needed to start a career as junior-level software developers.
Accel.mn is a free program for entrepreneurs to refine their ideas and be prompted into action in a collaborative setting. Think of it as a "pre-accelerator", or a program that would prepare you for a more traditional accelerator seeking to invest seed funding in exchange for equity in your startup.
minnestar exists to bring together Minnesota’s technology community. Their goal is to promote connections that help the community learn from each other, build their businesses, and start new entrepreneurial ventures. They aim to bridge the gap between software developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Hack the Gap is an organization that is hacking the diversity gap, one hackathon at a time. Their mission is to amplify the voices and cultivate talents of underserved people in the community by giving the them a safe space to hack and a stage to show what they have built.
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for- profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.4 billion, generated over $575 million in revenue, and created over 50,000 jobs.