Small business Marketing Match Grant


Date: March 4, 2024 - April 29, 2024 Location:  Virtual Up to 28 Small Businesses or nonprofit organizations will be selected for up to $5,000 in matching grant funds to expand marketing efforts, or until designated funding to the program is depleted. Eligible applicants must match DEDA grant funds on a 1:1 basis. This is […]

Apply Now: ILT Academy Virtual Summer Cohort


APPLICATIONS DUE: June 3rd, 2024 Virtual Summer Cohort 2024 Lean Startup Innovation (100 Series) July 18th - September 19th Thursdays, 6 pm – 10 pm (CDT) ILT Academy’s Virtual Lean Startup Innovation Cohort is designed for anyone who wants to start or grow their business. ILT Academy provides scholarships to participants provided by statewide, regional […]

SCORE: Tech Tools to Boost Business


Date: March 27, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location:  Virtual As a busy entrepreneur, leveraging technology can help you save time and increase efficiency. In this workshop, you will learn about the digital tools that can boost your sales and take your business to the next level. Learn more Here

Hermantown Chamber: Morning Momentum

Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce 5094 Miller Trunk Highway Suite 600, Hermantown, MN

Date: May 1, 2024 Time: 7:00 am – 8:30 am Location: Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Hermantown, MN Good Morning Early Risers!! Come network with business professionals before heading off to work from 7 am – 7:30 am. Stay for a short education piece from the designated presenter from 7:30 am – 8:00 am. Stay […]

Laurentian Chamber: Coffee Break

The Sugar Shack 235 Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN

Date: May 6, 2024 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Location: The Sugar Shack, Virginia, MN Join the Coffee Break – Business Networking event: a business networking group is a community of like-minded individuals who come together with the purpose of building relationships, sharing knowledge and resources, and promoting each other’s businesses. These groups consist […]


Duluth Chamber: Connect at Clyde

Clyde Iron Works 2920 West Michigan St, Duluth, MN

Date: May 7, 2024 Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Location: Clyde Iron Works, Duluth, MN Join the Duluth Chamber for Connect @ Clyde featuring Haley Hedstrom, CEO, Lake Superior Zoo. Sponsored by National Bank of Commerce.  Sponsored by National Bank of Commerce. More Info Here

$35 – $40

Hermantown Chamber: Business After Hours


Date: May 7, 2024 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Dr. Lara Hill, D.C. – Chiropractor Join the Hermantown Chamber in the Spring to learn more about Dr. Lara Hill’s specialty chiropractic care, focusing on network spinal analysis care, its benefits, and additional services offered at their office! More Info Here

Mn Tech: Tech Connect

Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN

Date: May 8, 2024 Location:  Saint Pau RiverCenter, Saint Paul, MN For more than 20 years, Minnesota’s technology leaders, influencers and strategists have gathered for Tech Connect, MnTech’s annual showcase of tech innovation in our state. This one-day conference puts on full display Minnesota's heritage as a leader in information technology and the application of […]

Laurentian Chamber: Breakfast Connections


Date: May 8, 2024 Time: 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Location: TBD This is a Chamber event favorite as you share breakfast with people from the area and chat about what’s going on at your business. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and start your day with a good breakfast. If you […]

$5 – $10

Entrepreneurs’ Rally

JW Marriot 2414 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN

Date: May 9, 2024 Time: 8:15Am - 6:00Pm Location:  JW Marriott, Bloomington, MN The 12th Annual Entrepreneurs’ Rally brings together over 500 entrepreneurs for a full day of learning, networking, and making new connections. WHY ATTEND: Connect with other entrepreneurs Meet industry leaders and experts Hear from nationally renowned speakers Get hands-on advice on how […]

$200 – $1000

Cloquet Chamber: Chamber Chat

Pedro's Grill & Cantina 7 8th St, Cloquet, MN

Date: May 9, 2024 Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Pedro’s Grill & Cantina, Cloquet, MN Bring a friend, enjoy lunch from the menu, and get ready to meet your new best customer and make some valuable connections. More Info Here

SCORE: An overview of America’s Seed Fund


Date: May 13, 2024 Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Location:  Virtual The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award non-dilutive funding to small businesses to enable them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization. The SBIR/STTR 101 is an overview session designed to help […]

202 W Superior St , Suite 600

Duluth, MN 55802

There are times when technology cannot replace the value of human interaction. That’s why we’re proud to say that we have boots on the ground, and not just bots. 

Elissa Hansen, Northspan President & CEO and DAWN Program Manager

We’re proud to say that we have boots on the ground, and not just bots. 


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