Minnesota Mingle Happy Hour at Expowest
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Minnesota Mingle Happy Hour at Expowest

Join the many Minnesota food and ingredient companies at Expo West after the show ends on March 7th for a happy hour and networking event. This is a casual opportunity to meet and connect with Minnesota's growing food startup and innovation community including food start-ups, industry leaders, investors, retailers, and more. We encourage our Minnesota "ex-pats" to come by.     

Enjoy passed appetizers and the first drink is on us. 

Led by Grow North & the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and hosted through the generous support of GreaterMSPLazard Middle MarketFaegre Baker Daniels, and Make It.MSP

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Education Event - Pitching Your Brand (and Standing Out) to the Media
Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

Education Event - Pitching Your Brand (and Standing Out) to the Media

You have the product, the brand name, the story, now how do you share it with the world? How do create the pitch so that media outlets and influencers pick up the phone or return your email?

Join us for a workshop led by food entrepreneur champion Stephanie Hansen of Weekly Dish and the Maker's of Minnesota podcast. In this session, Stephanie will share best practices on how to position your 'pitch' so your brand stands out to media outlets large and small. She will also share insights on lessons learned from the many entrepreneurs she has worked with in the past.

Agenda:

8:30-9:00am: Check-in + networking
9:00am-9:45am: Presentation
9:45-10:00am: Individual Q&A and networking

This event is led in collaboration with The Good Acre and FREE through the support of General Mills.

This event is part of Grow North's monthly morning education series dedicated to bringing substantive and sophisticated information and networking to support businesses grow and scale.

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Education Event - Making the Sale: Strategies to Open and Close the Deal
Apr
17
8:30 AM08:30

Education Event - Making the Sale: Strategies to Open and Close the Deal

Join us for this month’s entrepreneur education event focused on making the sale!

Tom Mondragon, VP of Sales for olly will share tips, strategies and lessons learned on making the sale as you grow a startup. In this dynamic presentation, Tom will cover:

-  Approaching the customer
-  Prep before the meeting
-  Tips on how to handle the meeting when it does not go as planned
-  Materials that matter - what do customers really want/need after the meeting

Our agenda:

8:30-9:00am: Registration and networking
9:00-9:45am: Presentation and Q&A
9:45-10:00am: Additional networking time

This event series is FREE for participants through the collaboration of The Good Acre and Olly and the generous support of General Mills

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Start The Year With Traction
Feb
13
8:30 AM08:30

Start The Year With Traction

Join us for one of our favorite events of the year, Start the Year with Traction, an interactive education event on using the Traction Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) to grow and scale your business.

This year, we are excited to partner with Amol Dixit, founder and CEO of Hot Indian Foods and Traction EOS implementer to share best practices and insights on implementing Traction from the entrepreneurs perspective. We will deep dive into selected EOS concepts as well as lessons learned along the way.

This event is great for entrepreneurs who are already utilizing EOS within their companies or are interested in taking the leap and wondering where and how to get started. 

Agenda:

8:00-8:30: Doors open and networking
8:30-9:30: Presentation + Q&A
9:30-10:00am: Individual questions + additional networking 


This event is the first part of Grow North's Entrepreneurship Education series hosted by the Good Acre. This event is FREE through the generous support of The Good Acre as well as Grow North's support partner, General Mills.

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