Innovate 218 is the Arrowhead region's Launch Minnesota hub, a statewide collaborative effort to accelerate the growth of startups and amplify Minnesota as a national leader in innovation! This program is an interactive and immersive series of sessions where you'll walk your idea/startup through the Lean Startup process to help launch a successful business. To participate, you’ll need an idea or startup to work with. You do not need a fully-formed idea. A basic idea is great. This program is Virtual. Each person will need high-speed Internet and a modern desktop/laptop computer with video camera to participate. This cohort is FREE through Innovate 218, Itasca Economic Development Corporation, and its partners. Preference will be given to founders and startups in North East Minnesota. This includes founders who have a idea/startup serving the region, even if they live outside the region. The program will consider applications from throughout Minnesota. The Cohort will start on February 8th with an orientation. The first class will be on February 15th. The final class and founders event will be on April 12th. All classes will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings from 6-10 pm.

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