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MNvest.org

225 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA

(612) 604-6487

info@mnvest.org

Business Setup

MNvest.org is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocating for the democratization of investment. With the help of legislators, civic and interest groups, and thousands of Minnesotans, we successfully drafted and passed a law easing the investment process for everyday Minnesotans to invest in private Minnesota companies. MNvest was signed into law in June 2015 and after the finalization of accompanying Rules, became effective on June 20, 2016. The intended benefits are manifold, but namely include the ability for issuers (those raising money) to advertise their need for capital, as well as providing a means for nonaccredited investors (~97% of population) to meaningfully participate in private company securities offerings.

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MN-SBIR

400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA

(952) 230-4540

pdillon@mhta.org

Education & Training

MN-SBIR helps Minnesota firms compete and win non-dilutive federal research funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

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MN Foodcrafters

865 West Pierce Butler Route, Saint Paul, MN 55104, USA

(612) 386-3111

martha@bistrotreats.com

Food & Beverage

MN Foodcrafters is a large, shared, commercial kitchen in Saint Paul, MN. The large kitchen area has a gluten and a gluten-free area. We provide an automatic dishwasher, 60-quart mixers, tilt skillet, ranges, ovens, dry filling machines, and a sealing machine. The kitchen usage includes dry storage in our warehouse, cooler and freezer space. The building has two loading docks for easy delivery of ingredients/packaging and pick-up of finished product. Office Space is available for rent. MN Foodcrafters is perfect for the mid-tier food manufacturer.

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MN Food Association - Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference

Ostlund Trail North, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047, USA

(651) 433-3676

emily@mnfoodassociation.org

Education & Training, Food & Beverage

A program of the Minnesota Food Association, this conference provides education and resources to small operators, and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners.

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MN Cup

321 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

(612) 625-9808

kjolsing@umn.edu

Community Support, Education & Training, Mentorship

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. Since 2005, we've supported over 11,000 entrepreneurs from across MN and given away over $2 million in seed money to the best ideas.

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MISA News Blog

1991 Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA

(612) 625-8235

jewet006@umn.edu

Food & Beverage

The MISA News Blog is sponsored by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. It provides a platform for posting of information of interest to the sustainable agriculture and local food communities. Posting categories include Courses & Workshops, Farm Products Available, Farm Products Wanted, Grants & Scholarships, Jobs, Internships, and Program Signups & Loans. Program Signups & Loans typically includes state or federally-funded loans for farms or rural businesses. The MISA News Blog operates in tandem with the SustagMarket and Sustag listservs; posts on those listservs are amplified by re-posting on the blog.

MNYFP is an informal group of self-identified young food people, producers, and professionals who believe in a better food system AND are doing something about it.

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Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)

200 Southeast Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

(612) 624-1300

mntap@umn.edu

Education & Training, Food & Beverage

MnTAP is an assistance program for Minnesota businesses to prevent pollution, improve energy and water efficiency and reduce cost to improve public health and business performance.

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Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

332 Minnesota St, Saint Paul, MN 55101, USA

(651) 259-7420

bruce.strong@state.mn.us

Education & Training

The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) helps entrepreneurs start and grow businesses that succeed. We provide no cost, one-on-one business consulting with established and prospective business owners and entrepreneurs. We also help our clients identify sources of and the secure the business capital they need to operate and grow. Finally, we offer a wide array of training sessions at nominal cost. Our consultants are highly educated, experienced, business people, most of whom have owned their own businesses. They are able to help our clients identify, understand, and overcome the challenges of starting and running a successful business and competing in the worldwide marketplace. The SBDC is comprised of nine regional centers and twenty satellite locations to provide service across the state. We collaborate with colleges and universities, economic development professionals, lenders, chambers of commerce, non-profits and other agencies invested in the success of Minnesota businesses.