Entrepreneur Brian Larry
is looking for 3 startups based in Moorhead, MN for a few sponsored spots in the ILT Academy
Lean Startup trainings. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period for the Bank of North Dakota COVID-19 PACE Recovery II
program is open until 10/30 for North Dakota businesses. This program provides a buydown of up to $50,000 for interest accrued on existing debt from 4/1-9/30/20. To qualify, must have a minimum 20% year-over-year loss comparing a specific time frame of 2019 to 2020. See the link for program details. Must apply through a financial institution.
Do you know of any regional business “kickstarters” going on? If so, please feel free to share with me to help give them a plug.
I, and a few other fine folks (Ahmed Shiil
, Abdi Mohamed
, Matour Alier
) in the metro, had a nice conversation with Anisa Hajimumin
on her new role with the MN Dept of Employment & Econ Dev
as Asst Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
. Her goals include improving the following for immigrants and refugees in these work & biz areas: language barriers, economic opportunity, connecting with employers, and changing the narrative. If your a MN biz or org wanting to play a role in this, I suggest connecting with Anisa.