America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour: Resource Fair

America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour: Resource Fair

Forge North

Forge North’s network acts to increase access to early-stage capital and improve racial equity in the MSP startup ecosystem. We also power https://mspstartupguide.com – a website with a guide to all resources, events, and organizations supporting founders in the region.


Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota

We provide entrepreneurial training for a wide range of entrepreneurs across the state of Minnesota. Many of our teams proceed to SBIR/STTR grant applications.


Defense Alliance

Defense Alliance accelerates commercialization for technology products and services by supporting small businesses in the Upper Midwest.

Business Development: Tailored consulting with qualified companies for strategic business growth in a variety of industries. Consulting is FREE.

MN DEED – Office of Small Business and Innovation

We serve entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and organizations across the state that support them. We help businesses by providing access to capital, improving connectivity and building capacity to start, scale and succeed.

University Enterprise Laboratories (UEL)

UEL is a dynamic life science incubator offering move-in ready lab spaces designed for immediate innovation. Our organization provides a turnkey solution for startups eager to accelerate their journey from concept to commercialization.

The SciTech Internship Program at MnTech

Our organization provides a turnkey solution for startups eager to SciTech is a state-funded internship program that helps small companies connect with talent and funding. Jobs are shared with a pre-vetted candidate pool of college STEM majors actively looking for work. And for every intern hired, employers receive a $2,500 grant to cover half their pay, up to $5K.

University of Northwestern (UNW), St Paul, MN

The UNW Center for Research and Innovation exists to expand research and development initiatives in biotechnology by partnering with startup to small companies for solving real-world problems in order to bring ideas to the marketplace.

LegalCORPS

LegalCORPS is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that coordinates pro bono legal services for primarily low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners, inventors, and low revenue nonprofit organizations.

AFRL Regional Network Midwest

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Regional Network – Midwest is a new initiative from the Air Force tasked with driving innovation through collaboration, funding technology transitions, and increasing awareness and availability of workforce development opportunities.

University of Minnesota Nano Center

We are a resource for small companies working with microelectronics, biomedical devices, industrial materials, food, pharma, or other fields that deal with nanoscale fabrication or materials. We provide access to state of the art labs, cleanrooms, and tools for prototyping new products.

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