Getting Started




Small Business Development Centers

Map-based tool to find local support for small business development.

1 Million Cups

A weekly meetup to pitch your product and hear about other local startups.

Twin Cities Angels

Local angel investors of early-stage startups specializing in medical devices, alternative energy, SaaS, and more.


Pre-made cloud-based editable templates for business model, value proposition, project management, and general tasks.

Pitching a Complex Business Concept

Videos and links with advice on a concise, informative pitch.


WomenVenture offers classes, community, loans, and resources to help women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses.

Concise, Clear and Compelling is NOT Dumbing Down

Refresher on the value of communicating technical material to a generalist audience.

Sofia Fund

The Sofia Fund seeks early stage, growth oriented, gender diverse entrepreneurial companies that have women leaders on the management team and who own equity in the business.

Gopher Angels

Angel investors focused on Minnesota-based companies with market validation, and a team with skin in the game.

Small Business Innovation Research

MN-SBIR offers free, confidential, one-on-one assistance in business development and technology commercialization to successfully compete in the federal SBIR/STTR programs.

Minnesota Angel Tax Credit

Details about the 25% tax credit for qualified investors supporting startups focused on high technology, new proprietary technology, or a new proprietary product, process or service in specified fields.