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ConnectUp! Institute Capital Readiness Accelerator Program



  • Minnesota entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level.
  • Mid-level (3-10 year) founders looking for $50K-$300K in business capital growth.
  • Women, Black, Indigenous and PoC business founders.

The number one need of entrepreneurs is capital - to start, scale, and sustain their businesses but if you aren’t ready with the right documentation and mindset, those dollars can only go so far!Through the Capital Readiness Accelerator, you’ll network with like-minded entrepreneurs and work with an expert consultant to:

  • Receive customized business coaching to build your due diligence documentation
  • Build a comprehensive financial health plan
  • Get the data you need to make business decisions and show that you are capital ready!

The Capital Readiness Accelerator aims to provide action-oriented content focused on underserved communities: mid-level stage founders; primarily women and people of color looking for $50k-$300k in capital to grow their businesses.

The Capital Readiness Accelerator will start in March 2024; participation options include in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid. Learn more about ConnectUP! Institute’s programming for entrepreneurs at

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Access to Capital, African American or Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, Coaches and mentors, Financial management, Indigenous / Native American, Latinx, Lending resources, Strategic planning, Women


African American or Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous / Native American, Latinx, Women


Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Second stage businesses (10+ employees)


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