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CEO Start, powered by CO.STARTERS, helps Hennepin County entrepreneurs explore, validate, and turn their great idea into a great business.

CEO Start

CEO Start powered by CO.STARTERS is a 10-week cohort-based program that prepares aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with insights, relationships, and tools to turn their ideas into viable businesses. 

Cohorts of 10 to 15 entrepreneurs will work together and be facilitated through the nationally recognized curriculum focused on testing ideas and identifying key assumptions through interviews, peer-to-peer conversation, research, and facilitated discussions on key foundational elements.

This program is powered by CO.STARTERS, in collaboration with Hennepin County and the cities of Brooklyn Park and Bloomington. 

Find eligibility requirements, times, and application information at CEO Start.  


Coaches and mentors, Cohort learning and networking, Government resources, Strategic planning



Early growth businesses (1-9 employees), Idea stage businesses, Startup businesses (0 employees)


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