Lunar is dedicated to amplifying the great work of founders of all backgrounds in our community. Meet this month's group of awesome founders in our network and the Twin Cities. These founders come from a wide variety of industries from food to medical technology.Read More
The social capital our program gives its participants access to is through the roof. Get to know some of the most recognized womxn in the Minnesota Tech scene.Read More
Women’s History Month has come to an end, but its never to late to support female founders. Statistically, female founders make more revenue per dollar funded, but are still being given less money.Read More
Let’s play a game: name 6 White male founders — quickly. Okay, now name 6 Black female founders — quickly. How did you do?Read More
The Lunar Startups team is growing. Meet the new professionals bringing unique perspectives and skills to the Lunar experience.Read More
Learn about the benefits and opportunities to participating in Cohort 2 of Lunar Startups.Read More
Lunar Startups, an incubator that supports high-growth entrepreneurs in Minnesota, has announced its inaugural cohort of resident organizations. The new program, which was launched earlier this year by American Public Media and is housed at the Glen Nelson Center, will incubate and accelerate startups, with a focus on entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities. It is supported in part by a $1 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.Read More
Minneapolis St. Paul has a growing list of resources, opportunities, and programs dedicated to supporting a more thriving business and startup community. In the words of #ForgeNorth, making our region the problem solving capital of the new economy. Here is a sample of those resources.Read More
If you’re an entrepreneur in the Twin Cities, there’s no shortage of events, panels, showcases, and workshops that you can attend. Similarly, both St. Paul and Minneapolis municipalities and organizations are building initiatives, steering committees, and coalitions dedicated to strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are rich in talent and experts who are generous in sharing best practices, their success stories, and advice for building a business.
The problem is that if you’re queer, a woman, and or person of color, it’s few and far between that the panelists, experts, or committee members featured look like you.
At Lunar Startups, we think it’s a social capital problem. And we have a call to action.
On Friday, June 1, Lunar Startups celebrated the close of its Cohort 1 application. We are thrilled to share that 45 startups applied to participate in this exciting experiment to support underestimated entrepreneurs.Read More
As we develop the programming and design of Lunar Startups, we are so grateful to have a huge group of professionals asking us, how can I help?
Our answer, be a steward. Here are 5 ways you can support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community.
Doubling down on the role of social capital and visibility in closing opportunity gaps for entrepreneurs, Lunar Startups is a new program powered by the Knight Foundation at the Glen Nelson Center in American Public Media.Read More