The startup and entrepreneur community in Minneapolis/St. Paul is thriving. Thankfully, there are some great groups and organizations available to help startups and small business owners network and stay on top of trends. Below are some popular groups and organizations that are active in the Minneapolis community.
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Beta.MN is an excellent resource for Minneapolis/St. Paul startups. They connect entrepreneurs with resources, like future users, investors, employees and advisers. Their focus is on informal events that are quite popular. Between their events they provide support to alumni and members.
Learn more about Beta.MN and their events at www.beta.mn.
Started in 2002, the Minnesota Web Designer Meetup is a popular group for those involved in web and application development. The group includes over 1,000 Minnesota web designers and developers. They hold regular meetups focused on helping web designers stay on top of the latest technology and trends.
Learn more about the Minnesota Web Designer Meetup and view a list of their upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/mn-web-design/.
WeMN is an organization focused on providing mentorship and educational programming to women entrepreneurs. Founded in 2007, WeMN provides a mentorship program, networking events and educational meetings. They hold regular events, including their “Ignite Your Story” learning summit on October 28, 2016.
Learn more about WeMN, membership and upcoming events at wemn.org.
An informal group intended on bringing together entrepreneurs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Innovators and Entrepreneurs of MSP hosts monthly meet ups on a variety of topics. Upcoming topics include crowdfunding, real estate and product design.
Learn more about Innovators and Entrepreneurs of MSP and join the group at www.meetup.com/Innovators-and-Entrepreneurs-of-MSP/.
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