Start-Up Innovation (Lean Start-Up Workshop 1) – Free

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Participants will learn to use the ILT's Innovation framework to unpack, explore, and define the problem, solution, customer and context of their ideas. In-person attendance will be from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Mayflower Building in Bemidji (note that an online option is available from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm). Lunch is included […]

Launch MN Friday Forum Zoom – “Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator”

Zoom

An opportunity to learn and discuss the topics facing Minnesota’s startup community. We know many of you have questions, ideas and concerns regarding your business or organization. Launch Minnesota is bringing together individuals from the public and private sector to answer questions and provide support to our startup community. Join Zoom Here: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606164838?pwd=QnlTb20weWwxTEhuSmZ2RENyR3ZzUT09#success Meeting ID: 160 […]

Meet-Up: Jim Bensen – Old Entrepreneur With New Ideas

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Close to five years ago, an energy was released across our community, through the ideas of creative people! The vision of these people was to improve the lives that we live and to prosper through harnessing ideas by bringing corporations and businesses to reality! The COVID-19 “shut down” our meetings, but the energy stayed powerful, […]

Lunch & Learn: Laura Lobo, Perfect a Purposeful 20-Second Pitch

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Have you ever fumbled and jumbled when trying to introduce yourself? Do you wish you knew how to create a lively conversation rather than a semi-polite change of subject? Join us for a fool-proof strategy to engage listeners and generate their interest in what you do. Gain instant confidence as you craft and polish an […]

Customer Driven Innovation (Lean Start-Up Workshop) – Free

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

This workshop is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Bemidji Mayflower Building (note that online options are also available). Participants will be introduced to the lean canvas to identify the problem, explore customers, and begin the process of assessing the opportunity to develop a business using the […]

Free Lunch Meet-Up: Muriel Kingery, Sundog Handmade (Bakery)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Sundog Handmade is a home bakery and registered cottage food producer.  Join Muriel Kingery at this LaunchPad Meet-Up to help explore what it means to have a cottage business, how to navigate the barriers and opportunity, and is there growth potential. Come and join us for a free light lunch, complete with Sundog Handmade favorites. […]

Launch MN Friday Forum Zoom – “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

Zoom

An opportunity to learn and discuss the topics facing Minnesota’s startup community. We know many of you have questions, ideas and concerns regarding your business or organization. Launch Minnesota is bringing together individuals from the public and private sector to answer questions and provide support to our startup community. Join Zoom Here: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606164838?pwd=QnlTb20weWwxTEhuSmZ2RENyR3ZzUT09#success Meeting ID: 160 […]

Meet-Up: Thor Nelson (Thor’s Outdoors)

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Meet BSU student Thor Nelson and learn about his dream to take Thor's Outdoors to a regional/national audience. Thor has an extreme passion for outdoor activities and wants to share experiences and knowledge to engage a wide audience from beginners to seasoned outdoor enthusiast. Help us to explore how Bemidji can play a role in […]

Meet-Up: Matti Nelson, Serial Entrepreneur

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Matti is a multi-passionate creative with a love for hand-made crafts, modern calligraphy, design, photography, marketing, coaching and much more. In addition, Matti and her husband (Cole) are serial entrepreneurs and they would love your help in sorting through their many other ventures/ideas. Future Goal: How can we help Matti to fulfill a dream of […]

Meet-Up: Bemidji High School Career Academies

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

The Bemidji Career Academies create unique learning opportunities for students and business/industry partners to collaborate and prepare the next generation of employees and community leaders. Join this discussion to learn more about the pathways for every student to succeed and thrive in our community. Check out the BHS Career Academies website. Note: All LaunchPad Meet-Ups […]

Meet-Up: Finance Options for Your Biz

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

Join this LaunchPad Meet-Up and learn from a panel of local experts about traditional financing, gap funding, grants and SBA programs. In addition, we would appreciate your feedback regarding an Angel Fund program in Bemidji. Finance Options Panel: Tiffany Fettig, Greater Bemidji Sarah Linda, Headwaters Regional Development Corporation Tabi Steinmetz, Northwest MN Foundation Rob Aitken, […]

Meet-Up: Succession Planning for Businesses

Mayflower Building 102 1st St W, Bemidji

It is vital that businesses take the time necessary to assess their succession planning. The penalty for failing to get ahead of leadership, or future ownership changes, can be significant.  The long-term survival of a business, and the preservation of the wealth that has been built, will likely depend on getting ahead of those changes […]