Entrepreneurs will help create the future of Minnesota. That’s why the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) conference will, for the fourth year, bring together community champions, entrepreneurship enablers , economic development professionals, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Together, we can create the kind of supportive networks that help entrepreneurs succeed in our communities.

The conference is being led by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, and joined by the Minnesota Small Business Development Centers, Rethos, Launch Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and many other organizations.

By increasing the frequency and density of regional cooperative network development and use, the conference aims to:

– Showcase tools and resources available to support entrepreneurs in Minnesota.
– Provide neighboring communities with the opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas that work in supporting local entrepreneurs.
– Bring other state and national resources to Minnesota’s regional networks, growing the number of resources we tap.
– Feature panel discussions with innovative members of the Launch Minnesota Network.

Thursday, September 8, 11:00am to Friday, September 9, 12:15pm

St. James Hotel, 406 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066

Course contact
Rani Bhattacharyya, ranib@umn.edu, 218-280-1161

Registration questions
Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu