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Finding tools and tactics to keep growing in CEO Next

Finding ways to continue growing a successful business can be as challenging as starting something new. That’s why CEO Next brings together successful businesses leaders to work through challenges that come with success.

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Apply for CEO Start

CEO Start, a new offering from Elevate Hennepin, is designed to help entrepreneurs validate their ideas and build a strong foundation of business skills with peers. 

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Applications open for CEO Now

Applications are open for CEO Now, a cohort-based executive education for growth-oriented business owners. 
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CEO Next applications open

If you are a CEO of a second-stage business looking to grow into regional and national markets, now is the time to apply. 

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Validate your business idea: Apply today for CEO Start

Applications are now open for CEO Start, a new opportunity in the CEO growth series from Elevate Hennepin.


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Wednesday, June 26

Get your business started with CEO Start

Learn how CEO Start, powered by CO.STARTERS, can help you explore your business idea for viability.


Jun 18

Are you ready for financing?

In this session, we will cover the credit history, background, and financial data that lenders typically require before extending a loan. 


Jun 18

Naturally MN conscious CPG summit

Join us at the Naturally MN Conscious CPG Summit, where industry leaders converge to explore sustainable practices and innovations shaping the consumer-packaged goods landscape. 


Jun 18

Windows of opportunity - Supplier diversity

In this session, learn about what you need to know when considering supplier diversity programs.