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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #48: Extra Good Stuff This Issue For MN Startups

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

The West Central Regional Pitch Competition (in St. Cloud) is open to all West Central MN residents and businesses with plans for a new company or with a business that’s been incorporated for less than 12 months. There are two divisions of competition with multiple levels of cash prizes. The Adult (18+) Division will have a top prize of up to $5,000, and up to a $2,500 top prize in the Youth Division. One top finisher in both the youth and adult divisions may be selected to receive automatic semifinalist status in the U of MN’s prestigious MN Cup Startup Competition. Apply by 4/3. Also see more info the FYI regarding MN Cup (and other MN programs with ILT and BETA MN below too).
BTW this is NOT any kind of endorsement, I’m just sharing info in case helpful and you want to do more research. I’ve been asked recently about accessing/renting/leasing office furniture & equipment for startups, as they may be unsure of the unpredictable needs. I also recently connected with Camber Road, who works with startups across all verticals, financing stuff like manufacturing, lab, and warehouse equipment, as well as custom devices, robotics, furniture, IT, and software. Essentially anything on a capex or FF&E line. If of interest to your biz to lease this instead of using cash to buy, the contact I made was with Kevin Allen allen@camberroad.com.
As always with the format below: events, webinars, shout-outs and FYIs.
Upcoming Events (times are in Central Time):
ON It! Community 3/28 9-11:30am Fargo City Hall Meadowlark Room (2nd floor)
2022 SBA Women’s Business Summit 3/29-3/30 10:30am online
StartupBREW Fargo 3/30 8:30am Fargo Brewing Company & Facebook Live
Conquering Digital Burnout 3/30 2:30pm online
Funding Your Startup 3/31 11:45am online
StartupBREW Fargo 4/6 8:30am Fargo Brewing Company & Facebook Live
TEDx Concordia College 4/9 12:30pm Concordia College
Intro to Bootstrap Workshop 4/12 6pm Prairie Den
Space Ag Conference 4/14 Noon UND Memorial Union (Grand Forks)
Key Licensing Terms 4/20 11:45am online
Designing Growth Systems 4/27 7pm online
Possibility Summit 5/4 1pm RiverHaven Events Center
If this is your first time reading Startup Digest Fargo, I recommend checking out past recent issues to read about other resources & programs featured in those issues.

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
Vote for this local (and only ND) business in the running for this grant
ND Commerce Approves LIFT Funding For Be More Colorful
Other FYIs & Resources
West Central + Fargo Virtual Cohort 2022 – ILT Academy (Due 3/25)
West Central Trail Blazer Challenge Pitch Competition (4/13 in St. Cloud)
Apply For BETA Backers
KKR Small Business Builders Grant
IFundWomen • Johnnie Walker First Strides Grant Program
MN Cup Applications Open Thru 4/15
Camber Road For Leasing FF&E
How we used our own methodology to save over $200k during Techstars Mentor Madness
Techstars Anywhere Americas Accelerator
Frequently Used Entrepreneurial Resources - Greater FM EDC
Techstars Startup Digest Fargo is curated by:
John Machacek John Machacek - Chief Innovation Officer at Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
john.machacek@startupdigestmail.com
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