Announcing the Launch Minnesota Network

26 Feb 2020

economic development

Launch Minnesota has awarded grants to six organizations that will lead regional hubs and one statewide partner to establish a network to advance Minnesota’s innovation ecosystem. These seven organizations, along with nearly 60 program partners, will form the Launch Minnesota Network to help Minnesota-based high-tech startups take their businesses from concept to launch.  

“The Launch Minnesota Network will empower and connect entrepreneurs across Minnesota to help get their companies off the ground,” said Launch Minnesota’s Executive Director Neela Mollgaard. “Working together, we can make Minnesota’s innovation economy a national leader.” 

“The journey of an entrepreneur can seem intimidating,” said Jodi Hubler, chair of the Launch Minnesota advisory board. “We hope the Launch Minnesota Network will encourage more creative Minnesotans to take the risk, because a network is there waiting to help them succeed.” 

The state will have a regional hub for each section of the state, with grant-funded organizations leading each of the regional hubs, which consist of local program partners.

Click here to view the original press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.