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Primitiva Collective founder opens a retail location with guidance from Elevate advisors.

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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. 

Dr Stephen Crawford facilitator for CEO Now

Applications open for CEO Now

Applications are open for CEO Now, a cohort-based executive education for growth-oriented business owners. 
Anissa Keyes founder of Arubah Emotional Health

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.


Thursday, June 27

Get funded: Your guide to launch and grow your business

Scale your business with expert guidance, resources, and support from funders, grant providers, and experienced entrepreneurs.

May 27

MN Promise act: Get ready workshop

This session will cover everything you need to apply for a Minneapolis - Saint Paul PROMISE Act grant. Join from anywhere via Zoom.


May 27

Small business support

A representative from the City of Minneapolis Small Business Team will meet with business owners and entrepreneurs to share resources and assist those who want to start, maintain, or expand a business in Minneapolis.



May 28

Tracking your business using spreadsheets

Are you struggling to keep track of your business data? Do you want to learn how to organize and analyze your data more efficiently? Join us for a webinar on how to streamline your business tracking and gain valuable insights!