K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

Whether you’re just getting started or are ready to take your established business to a new level, find the right resources for your next step.

Community Entrepreneurship Program


The Community Entrepreneurship program supports entrepreneurs through:

  • Six-week business training bootcamp
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Consulting support
  • Connections to community resources
  • Micro-grant program
  • Networking opportunities

The Community Entrepreneurship Program is a 10-month, hands-on program for any community member facing economic hardship who has a dream of starting and growing a business, including those who have already started a venture but need help to grow. Whether you have an idea for a business or have already started a venture but are struggling, this program is for you.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Government Resources
  • Cohort Learning and Networking
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Loans, grants, access to capital
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)

Why is this service free?

To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.