Event provides opportunities for entrepreneursMinnesota’s entrepreneur community will come together once again at this year’s third annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-Off on March 20 at the Boy Scout Base Camp in Fort Snelling.
Minnesota’s entrepreneur community will come together once again at this year’s third annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-Off on March 20 at the Boy Scout Base Camp in Fort Snelling.
New features to this year’s event include a spotlight on the entrepreneurial mindset and student entrepreneurs. Minnesota is home to an international student entrepreneur competition top-five finalist and it is soon to be home to Venture Academy, an entrepreneur mindset fostering charter school, to launch this fall. These firsts are joined by a panel of state entrepreneurship financing leaders: Rep. Tim Mahoney, Jeffrey Robbins, Doug Cameron and Bjorn Stansvik for a discussion about the pace and financing of technology in our state and an unforgettable keynote from a Minnesota inventor, entrepreneur and community lifter, Andy Wells, Sr. of Wells Technology, Inc. and Wells Academy.
“The Annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-off is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and the supporting business community to network and hear about the latest resources and opportunities for Minnesota’s startup community,” said Lois Josefson, Executive Director of TiE Minnesota. “Working as an aggregate, this event brings together multiple organizations and competitions that exist to support Minnesota’s entrepreneurs.”
Entrepreneur advancing competitions that will be present at the event include the Minnesota Inventors Congress Invention & Idea Show, Minnesota Cup, Midwest Cleantech Open, Idea Competition, TiE Cons , Acara, Global Student Entrepreneur Awards as well as accelerators Innové and the MN Angel Network.
The Minnesota 2013 Entrepreneur Kick-Off is sponsored by Winthrop & Weinstine P.A., Sunrise Banks, Inc., and Adaptive Portal and is hosted by the following: Ashoka, Life Science Alley, Inventor’s Network, Metropolitan Economic Development Association, Minnesota Angel Network, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce/Grow Minnesota!, Minnesota Cup, Department of Employment & Economic Development, Minnesota High Tech Association, MOJO Minnesota, AngelPolleNation, Northland Foundation, Southern Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation and TiE Minnesota.
For more information on the Third Annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-Off visit www.mnentrepreneurs.org.