MSP Startup Guide: Funding Directory for Businesses & Startups in Minnesota

MSP Startup Guide is your best resource for building a new business from the ground up.

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February 15, 2024
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Community is an important aspect of running a business. It takes more than one person or one organization to make a business thrive. The power of collaboration and collective effort within a community can lead to innovative solutions, shared resources, and a supportive network that propels everyone forward. When individuals come together, pooling their skills, knowledge, and resources, they create a dynamic environment that fosters growth and resilience.

This was the mindset that Forge North had when they launched their business! Forge North is a coalition of entrepreneurs and startups all united in pursuit of shared goals to make Minneapolis-Saint Paul the best place to start and scale ventures.

They launched MSP Startup Guide as a resource directory that is making a big impact in the local business community.

Whether you're navigating debt, unlearning spending habits, exploring investment opportunities, or simply trying to get out of a financial maze, every business owner has had a unique experience with their finances. MSP Startup Guide is the directory you need to scale up their business!

About MSP Startup Guide

MSP Startup Guide is built by Forge North, a coalition of leading entrepreneurs, startups, investors across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region that work together to make this a better place to start and scale your businesses.

They launched the MSP Startup Guide as a way to quickly find investors, accelerators, community of founders, service providers, and any other resources that you need.

What are the different types of resources they offer?

Their website is segmented into Types of Resources, Audience, Industry Focus, & Stage of Business. You can use these filters to narrow your search for resources that fit your business. Here are a list of resources they currently have on their website:

Accelerators, Angel Investment, Annual Meeting, Award, Bootcamp, Business Directory, Business Plan, Certifications, Cohort-Based, Community, Competition, Computer Lab, Conference, Conference Rooms, Consulting, Coworking Space, Crowdfunding, Database, Degree Program, Demo Day, Development, Digital Resources, Digital Tool, Ecosystem Building, Education Program, Equipment Financing, Equipment Rental, Equity Financing, Evaluation Tool, Events and Networks, Fabrication Space, Fellowship, Fundraising Support, Funding, Grant Funding, Group Mentorship, Healthcare Regulatory Guidance, Incubator, Incorporation and Registration Services, Informational Tool, Innovation Hub, Intellectual Property-Trademarks and Copyrights, Internship Program, Job Board, Lab Space, Large Event, Leadership Training, Legal Counseling, Legal Support, Licenses, Loans, Makerspace, Marketing Services, Market Research, Mentor Matching, Mentorship, Microgrants, Microloans, Networking, News Outlet, Newsletter or Blog, Office Space, Operating Grants, Permits and Licenses, Pitch Competition, Podcast or Video, Popup, Private Desks, Private Equity, Private Offices, Procurement or Bid Portal, Product Development, Professional Association, Professional Services, Project Grants, Production Space, Regulatory Guidance - Healthcare, Resource Guide, Revolving Loans, Roundtable, Seminar, SBA Loans, Seminar, Shared Space, Showcase, Site or Office Listings, Speaker Series, Startup Studio, Studio Space, Summit, Taxes, Taxes and Insurance, Tools and Funding, Training and Guides, Virtual, Webinar, Workshop, Workshop Series, Workforce Development

Who is this resource for?

Their platform was designed as an all-encompassing resource for any business, at any stage of the journey. Whether you're a startup or an established enterprise, you can find the support and guidance you need to scale your business.

If you're looking for something in particular you can schedule a 1:1 meeting with them.

Is this a free resource?

MSP Guide is a free online resource which you can browse 24/7!

What if they are missing resources?

If you have a resource you want to share with the community you can click “Add Resource” on the explore page to add yourself or the resource to the website. Admins review all data before it is shown to other users, so it may take 1-2 days for objects to appear on the platform!

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