Small business Marketing Match Grant

Virtual

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

Virtual

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 […]

MN Cup

Virtual

Date: March 11, 2024 to April 12th, 2024 Location:  Virtual Applications for the 2024 Season will open on March 11th and close at Midnight on April 12th, 2024. Follow along on their socials on Instagram and LinkedIn for updates! Application Requirements: Must be a Minnesota-Based startup making less than $1 million in revenue. Learn more […]

SCORE: Tech Tools to Boost Business

Virtual

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

Boots to Business – Reboot

Virtual

Date: March 28, 2024 Start Time: 11:30 AM Location:  Virtual The BTB-Reboot curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business […]

Cleantech Brainstorming Virtual Workshop

Virtual

Date: March 28, 2024 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location:  Virtual Are you interested in starting a business in the energy sector? Do you have big ideas about solving climate and environmental challenges through technology? Applying to the MN Cup? Join Grid Catalyst for a brainstorming session to discuss your big ideas or how […]

Hermantown Chamber: Business After Hours

Valentini's Vicino Lago 4960 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN

Date: March 28, 2024 Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Location: Valentini’s Vicino Lago, Hermantown, MN Join the Hermantown Chamber in celebrating the completed expansion of Valentini’s in-house dining area and catering! Stick around to enjoy your favorite fresh Valentini’s appetizers as well! More Info Here

Laurentian Chamber: Coffee Break

The Sugar Shack 235 Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN

Date: April 1, 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 of […]

Free

SCORE: The Art of Buying and Selling a Business

Virtual

Date: April 2, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location:  Virtual Join merger and acquisition experts Sam Thompson & John Thwing as they present critical factors you need to know prior to buying or selling a business. How to properly evaluate a company you want to purchase How to prepare to sell your company What you […]

Hermantown Chamber: Morning Momentum Network

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

Date: April 3, 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 […]

Boots to Business – Reboot

Virtual

Date: April 4, 2024 Start Time: 11:30 AM Location:  Virtual The BTB-Reboot curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial […]

She Leads Conference

Madden's on Gull Lake 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN

Date: April 4, 2024 Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Location:  Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN Growth By Design, in partnership with the Women’s Business Alliance, is proud to announce registration is now open for the highly anticipated She Leads conference. This year, the event has expanded from entrepreneurs to welcoming all women leaders. […]

$125

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. 

ELISSA HANSEN, NORTHSPAN PRESIDENT & CEO AND DAWN PROGRAM MANAGER

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