Grow North Events
The Future is Fractional
Fractional Executives are emerging as a competitive advantage for scaling start-ups to leverage c-suite level expertise in a fractional capacity to accelerate growth and keep costs down. The Twin Cities' fractional talent marketplace in Food & Beverage is growing as many professionals are looking to translate their corporate experience to make an impact in the startup world. Join fractional talent experts and founders in a discussion about how we can all work better together to create more impact for our local food & beverage ecosystem!
Naturally MN Winter Social
Naturally MN Winter Excursion in Duluth!
You're invited! Naturally MN (fka Grow North) is having a family-friendly winter event (to embrace the outdoors like true Minnesotans!) on Monday, 2/20, President's Day. This event is for anyone who participates in the food and ag and natural products industry - i.e. farmers, entrepreneurs, service providers, retailers, and more! Folks will gather at Spirit Mountain Chalet in the morning for some skiing/snowboarding/tubing, and then end the day in Duluth at the Malting Building in Clyde Iron Works where we will host everyone for some hot food and drinks. Expect fun networking, connection, and a chance to meet with a number of northern Minnesotan brands who will be showcasing at the happy hour gathering!
Schedule for the day:
10 am - 3 pm Spirit Mountain Chalet for winter activities
4 pm - 6 pm - Happy Hour gathering with food and beverages, and a showcase of local brands. Location: Malting Building at Clyde Iron Works
Expo West Minnesota Mingle
Are you heading to Expo West?! Then join us for our 4th annual Minnesota Mingle! This is an opportunity to meet and connect with Minnesota's growing food startup and innovation community including founders, industry leaders, investors, retailers, and more. We encourage our Minnesota "ex-pats" to attend.
This year we will be gathering on the 2nd-floor balcony outside the MN Alley in the North Hall from 4-6 pm on Thursday, 3/9. We are excited to offer everyone a break from the heavy salty snacks intake and enjoy some heavier bites and beverages to send you off into the evening. A huge thanks to our sponsors for the event - Lazard Middle Market and the MN Department of Ag. Hosted appetizers and one complimentary drink per guest will be provided courtesy of them!