Programs & Events

Events for Northwest Minnesota's Entrepreneur Community.

ILT Academy


NoW Innovators Network 

(Virtual Program)

February 13-April 17, 2023

Every Tuesday Evening, 6PM-10PM

This 10-Week Lean Startup Program is designed to be FREE to all entrepreneurs and soon-to-be-entrepreneurs of Northwest Minnesota (Bemidji, East Grand Forks, Warroad, Thief River Falls, Park Rapids, and all areas in between). This program coaches, supports, and boost entrepreneurs and soon-to-be-entrepreneurs on their lean startup journeys.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023.


LaunchPad Bemidji


Entrepreneur Meet-ups

Check out the LaunchPad Events Schedule for all updated programming.

Mayflower Building
102 1st St W
Bemidji, MN 56601

Entrepreneur Meet-up is a gathering of entrepreneurs, mentors, advisors, and others to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. It is modeled after the 1 Million Cups initiative founded by the Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneur leader in the Bemidji region have decided at this time to take pieces of the 1 Million Cups format but more importantly, make their own catering to the uniqueness of this Northern Minnesota region.


Two Rivers Entrepreneur Kinnection

Partners on your entrepreneurial journey.


First Tuesday of each month, 9:00-9:50am.

Get “Kinnected” at Two Rivers Entrepreneur Kinnection (TREK), a monthly gathering of entrepreneurs, mentors, advisors, and others to educate, engage, and “kinnect” entrepreneurs in the Thief River Falls area. It is a place to share, learn, and support fellow entrepreneurs.

For current meeting information, visit the Advance Thief River TREK webpage.

Connect with a NoW Innovators Navigator

Not sure where to start? Connect with one of our Northwest Innovators Network Navigators. They will help you prioritize the programs, steps, and opportunities needed to take your business to the next level.

Resources to help startups take off.

Innovation Grants for Startups

Learn more about Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants and if your business is eligible.

A matrix for small businesses to review grants/loans and resources/programming available.

Contact Info

NoW Innovators Network is led by Greater Bemidji. Contact us for more information on the network and available resources.

102 1st St W
Bemidji, MN 56601

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