NOW Network 2023 ILT Leadership Academy


Greater Bemidji, Inc. is partnering with the NoW Innovators Network, LaunchMN and ILT Academy to offer another cohort of the ILT Entrepreneur Lean Startup Academy to Northwest Minnesota. The virtual program runs February 14 through April 18, 2023 on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-10pm.  This 10-Week Lean Startup Program is designed to be FREE to all […]

Business 101: How to Start a Business

Have you always wanted to start your own business? Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn the basics! Diane Morey from the SBDC will lead a workshop on the fundamentals you'll need to know to kick off your business successfully. Sign up today by emailing: Tiffany Fettig

Welcoming Wednesday: Founders Morning Brew Topic: Business Ideas & the ILT Academy

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Join us for a Founders' Morning Brew forum highlighting the experiences of our ILT Academy participants. You'll hear about the ILT Lean Startup Method, an overview of a variety of business ideas, and suggestions from many emerging regional entrepreneurs. Following the morning brew, Greater Bemidji business navigators and consultants from SBDC will be on-site for […]

LaunchPad Meet-Up: BSU Marketing Trade Show

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Support Bemidji State University's spring student marketing trade show. View student product booths and hear how they have applied marketing concepts to their ideas, including price, place, promotion, and target markets.  Engage with students as they pitch their products and take part in evaluating and ranking their trade show submissions. It's a great opportunity to […]

NORTH STARtup Pitch Competition

Sanford Center 1111 Event Center Dr NE,, Bemidji

Come and experience Greater Bemidji's First NORTH STARtup Pitch Competition to be held during the  Paul Bunyan Communication TechXpo. Hear pitches from regional entrepreneurs as they compete for prize money to support their startup company. Each entrepreneur will present a five minute pitch to a panel of judges, followed by a five minute question and […]