Minne Inno: DEED’s Launch Minnesota Initiative Offering ‘Innovation Grants’ to Entrepreneurs in Greater MN

EXCERPT: “Minnesota startups now have a new source of state funding. Launch Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s new statewide effort to accelerate startups, is taking applications for Innovation Grants. Launch said in a release that these grants are designed to ‘advance the most promising, innovative and scalable technology startups in Minnesota’ ‘These grants will help jumpstart tech entrepreneurs who are solving problems and growing our state’s innovation ecosystem,’ Launch Minnesota Executive Director Neela Mollgaard said in a statement. ‘Minnesota has a strong history of innovation, and we want more businesses to continue to start and grow here’ . . . The organization added that it would provide special consideration for startups and small businesses in Greater Minnesota, as well as those started by women, veterans and people of color.” FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2Xdq2TR