LaunchPad Meet-up: Clifton Strengths Talent Assessment (Margie Giauque, BSU)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Whether you have completely the Clifton Strength Talent Assessment or not, please join Margie Giauque to learn more about how your strengths are your talent DNA. Research has shown that people who know and use their CliftonStrengths are: More engaged at work More productive in their roles Happier and healthier Learn more about Clifton Strengths […]

Free Lunch & Learn: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Facilitator: Nina Johnson, BSU)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Do you ever feel like things are outside of your control? Wondering how you can live with purpose and vision? Join us for a lunch & learn workshop providing insight into Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We will focus on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Attendees will learn how to […]

LaunchPad Meet-up: Cook Family Farm (IDEA Competition Finalist)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

The Cook Family Farm has been named for the 14th season of the IDEA Competition, which aims to grow the economy of Northwest Minnesota by supporting and rewarding local innovators. Cook Family Farm, LLC (Kenna, Chloe, and Rocky Cook, of Bemidji) are working on expanding their development and sale of dryer balls from alpaca fibers […]

Free Entrepreneur Training – University of MN Crookston

Virtual

As part of UMC receiving a Minnesota Deed Small Business Partnership Grant, UMC business department faculty will be offering free entrepreneurship training to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and students interested in starting up a small business. This uniquely formatted workshop is a 4 week course, that will be taught online, and at your own pace.   Participants will […]

LaunchPad Meet-up: Turning Ideas Into Reality, Brian Hemmelman (218Relocate Recipient)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Do you have an invention or new product idea that you want to get to market? Perhaps you are a startup company looking to develop or expand your product line. Do you need to redesign an existing product that has been impacted by supply chain or obsolescence issues? Are you an established business that needs […]

LaunchPad Meet-up: BSU Marketing Trade Show

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

At the beginning of the semester, marketing students at Bemidji State were put into groups and are tasked with coming up with a new product idea. As they move through the semester they apply various marketing concepts to their product ideas. Some of the concepts reviewed are product, price, place, promotion, and target market. At […]

LaunchPad Meet-up: Alexander Arguelles Academy of Languages & Literature

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Next month (based out of Bemidji, MN), Alexander Arguelles will open a Virtual Academy to continue to offer the guidance that he has provided for over 20 years as a university professor of languages and literature, but now to participants from all over the world who want to continue the journey of lifelong learning. The […]

Launch Your Business Workshop: Basic 1.0

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Launch Your Business Workshop: Basics 1.0 – April 29th, 2022 (8:00 am - 10:00 pm) This workshop is a great introduction on how to vet your business idea and steps to take to bring it to reality. Learn how to prepare a business plan (both traditional and the one-page Lean Canvas), as well as how […]

LauchPad Meet-up: Grant Haven RV Park (Clayton & Meagan Johnson)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Clayton and Meagan Johnson decided to change courses a bit and start their our own RV campground. Clayton is a Welder by trade and Meagan is a Registered Nurse in the Sanford ICU. Clayton and his team broke ground building the campground in March of 2021 and finished it in nine weeks!  They had a […]

LaunchPad Meet-up: Launch Your Business Workshop: Basic 2.0

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Launch Your Business Workshop: Basics 2.0 – May 6, 2022 (8:00 am - 10:00 pm) This workshop dives into two vital components of your business, finances and marketing.  We will walk through identifying start-up costs, putting together financial projections, exploring financing options, as well as developing successful marketing strategies to reach your customers. Workshops are […]

LaunchPad Updates & Entrepreneur Roundtable

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Join us for LaunchPad updates & highlights including: Childcare changes/opportunities 218Relocate Community Concierge Program Greater Bemidji logo and branding refresh Entrepreneur topics & other updates All Meet-Ups are FREE and open to the public

LaunchPad Meet-up: Table for 7 (Amber Lynne)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Join Amber Lynne as she shares her story of how she brought her dream to life and created a healthy, community based food experience. Table for 7 is a farm to table, locally sourced restaurant. Their vision is to support local community, farmers, create jobs, and bring you healthy and delicious food that feeds your […]