Education. Connectivity. Events. Onramps. Intersections. Support. Community.
At Grow North, we work to create an interconnected, sophisticated, invested, and accessible ecosystem for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and innovators across food and agriculture.
New Blog Post!
Check out our blog post on the recent Global Food Forum, powered by the Wall Street Journal. The event included conversations with a host of incredible leaders within the food and agriculture realm speaking on some of the most top-of-mind topics facing agriculture today, including innovative movements on global sustainability, international relations, and an address on the current state of American Agriculture by the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Access the blog post here.
Racial Equity in the Food and Ag Ecosystem
Grow North was proud to sign the pledge put forth by Forge North to take specific and meaningful action to build an inclusive startup community and advance racial equity across the Minneapolis – St. Paul region. We are bringing this to life by shifting spending and partnership opportunities to BIPOC-owned companies, supporting, mentoring and highlighting work by the BIPOC community, and committing to have diverse and representative panels and speakers at all of our events. If you are interested in partnering with us please connect with us!
A Digital Destination for Resources and Information
Scaling ideas require resources and support. We aggregate resources in one digital destination so entrepreneurs, resource providers, and more get what they need in fewer clicks and coffees. We have over 200 resources in Grow North's Resource Navigator database and are always look for more.
Education and Connectivity Programming
Growing business that will drive change in our food system requires expertise on commercialization and scale. Our programs strive to 'democratize the accelerator' and give broader access to high quality, industry-specific education as well as drive interconnectivity across the food and agriculture sector.
Experiences that Elevate and Inspire the Entire Ecosystem
We lead large scale events and experiences to create onramps to our community, drive intersections and connectivity, and spotlight Minnesota's ecosystem of entrepreneurs, innovators, experts and industry leaders.
Act as Ecosystem Connector and Navigator
We make it easier to navigate and maximize Minnesota's growing ecosystem by acting as a starting point for growth-focused businesses as well as organizations and individuals who want to get more involved. We represent Minnesota as a sought after speaker at leading industry events and also convene leaders working across food and agriculture to drive collaboration and maximize potential.