Business accelerator to award $100K in grants

Does your business need a boost? The Get Down to Business Accelerator is a collaboration among Bell Bank, Houston White of The Get Down Coffee Co., and the Neighborhood Development Center. 

The purpose is to identify three entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their businesses by providing access to social and financial capital. The three finalists will compete for grants at the 3M Open July 18.

10 semi-finalists will be:

  • Highlighted in the Star Tribune.
  • Provided business plan feedback.
  • Invited to attend a networking event on July 18 at the 3M Open.

Three finalists will:

  • Receive a professional business trailer, highlighting their business.
  • Provided business plan feedback.
  • Receive professional business coaching.
  • Compete for up to $100,000 in grants at the 3M Open on July 18th by pitching their business to a panel of business leaders and a live audience.
  • Be matched with a mentor from the community to guide business growth.
  • Be invited into further networking opportunities and mentorship to continue growth after the conclusion of the event.

Apply by May 27 at