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The Entrepreneur Kick-off commenced in 2011 to provide Founders access, in one location, to: competition and accelerator participants, to the people providing financial and operational resources to startups, to new technologies and to new opportunities in the growing MN entrepreneur ecosystem.


The Minnesota Entrepreneur Network (MNEN), which comes together to Co-Host the annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-off, is an informal, statewide, collaboration of entrepreneur support organizations committed to growing the Minnesota Entrepreneur Ecosystem.

The Entrepreneur Kick-off is where New and Experienced Founders, Startup Teams, Funders and Technology Leaders, MNEN Hosts, MentorsĀ  and Sponsors, meet, in one place, to provide actionable guidance for startups and companies growing to scale.

One-on-one connections are unparalleled at the Kick-off celebration of the Minnesota Entrepreneur Ecosystem!