In partnership with MN Black Business Support Collective and Launch MN, we will host the first Black Business Month in November 2022.

We are leveraging the success of ConnectUP! Summit in the Twin Cities, we decided to bring mini-ConnectUP Summits for Black Business Month! We will host summit events in three cities across Minnesota: Rochester, St. Cloud, and Twin Cities. The purpose is to uplift the narrative of thriving Black-owned businesses across the state, connect small businesses to local and statewide support ecosystems and strengthen connections between BIPOC and rural entrepreneurs and investors. This work advances equitable access to capital, resources, and networks. We’re so excited to take ConnectUP! Summit on the road and expand our work into Greater Minnesota.


Twin Cities: November. 9th, 2022
Rochester: November 16th, 2022
St. Cloud/Little Falls: November 23rd, 2022

Stay tuned all of October for announcements!