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Area of support — Group Learning

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Informative and supportive group-learning opportunities

Connect with other business owners and entrepreneurs through group-learning opportunities. Learn with other business owners tackling the same challenges. 

Choose from the following options: 

  • CEO Growth Series  
  • Elevate Talent 
  • Certified Access Academy 
  • Elevate Construction  
  • Elevate Tech Essentials 

Elevate Hennepin group learning offers strategic guidance for your business to get to the next step. Businesses should be prepared to engage with the programming and work with peers to solve complex business challenges. 

Contact one of the Elevate Hennepin or educational partner group-learning opportunities below to help you identify and plan for your next critical step. 

Not sure where to start? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Business Navigator.

Group Learning resources

BETA

Guidance and connection for Minnesota-based tech startups.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Technology, Cohort learning and networking, Government resources, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Stage
Idea stage businesses
Language
Speaks English

CEO Next

CEO Next Business Institute is a regional county partnership program that provides practical tools and techniques for CEOs, designed specifically for growing regional second stage businesses.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Government resources, Cohort learning and networking, Coaches and mentors, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Stage
Second stage businesses (10+ employees)
Language
Speaks English

CEO Now

CEO Now is a new cohort-based opportunity for established, growth-minded business owners and founders with employees to build and strengthen systems to keep growing.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Cohort learning and networking, Hennepin County,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

CEO Start

Explore, validate, and develop a plan to turn your idea into a viable business.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Coaches and mentors, Cohort learning and networking, Government resources, Hennepin County,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Certified Access Academy

Cohort opportunity to guide Women of Color-owned businesses through certification to work with governments and enterprises.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Certification, Government resources, Cohort learning and networking, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Disadvantaged businesses; Women; African American or Black; Latinx
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Community Entrepreneurship Program

Community Entrepreneurship Program
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Specialties

Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Cohort learning and networking, Government resources, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Stage
Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Co-operative Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)

The Co-operative Technical Assistance Program offers support for the development of new Minneapolis co-operatives.
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Specialties

Financial management, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, City specific resource, Cohort learning and networking,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Elevate Construction Working Capital Cohort

Focused training to take on larger projects.
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Specialties

Access to Capital, Coaches and mentors, Cohort learning and networking, Lending resources, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Construction
Language
Speaks English

Impact Hub MSP

Impact Hub Minneapolis-Saint Paul is a locally rooted, globally connected, 501c3 nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and empowers people working to solve social problems in our city and beyond.
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Specialties

Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Cohort learning and networking, Advisors and consultants, Hennepin County,
Specialization
Social impact businesses
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Spanish

Lunar Startups

Education, support and connectivity for BIPOC, women, and LBGTQ founders building high-impact ventures.
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Specialties

Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Cohort learning and networking, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Specialization
LGBTQIA+; Nonprofit sector; Women
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Small Business Support Resources

Lending resources, one-on-one advising, and events to support emerging small business owners.
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Specialties

Access to Capital, Strategic planning, Advisors and consultants, Government resources, Lending resources, Coaches and mentors, Cohort learning and networking, Hennepin County, Minnesota,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English

Tech Essentials

Tech Essentials is a new suite of business support designed to help business owners strengthen their technology understanding and innovate with efficient, digital tools.
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Specialties

Technology, Cohort learning and networking, Hennepin County,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Idea stage businesses; Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)

Neighborhood Development Center

Helping business owners enhance their technology skillset for general business, accounting, and marketing.
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Specialties

Financial management, Marketing, Strategic planning, Technology, Advisors and consultants, Cohort learning and networking, Lending resources, Hennepin County,
Stage
Early growth businesses (1-9 employees); Second stage businesses (10+ employees); Startup businesses (0 employees)
Language
Speaks English; Speaks Hmong; Speaks another language; Speaks Somali; Speaks Spanish