The Power of Startups

We believe that startups are critical to any economy
and community, specifically because of their disruptive nature in changing the status quo. As innovators and dreamers, we want to apply that same power to changing the status quo for entrepreneurs, unlocking new opportunities and access for entrepreneurs not
always represented at the table.

Our Values


Give First

Community is central to this experiment called Lunar Startups. We believe that the power of community will make us ALL stronger. In order for our community to thrive and grow, we need you to give before you take. What can you do for others at Lunar Startups? How can you connect someone to a contact in your network? What learning can you share with your peers? If we’re constantly nurturing this community, we’ll see amazing things as a result of our efforts.



We believe that in order to create resilient, high growth businesses, all perspectives and experiences need to be invited to the table and given megaphones. We stop to regularly reflect on our privilege and check who’s not at the table. Then we take action to make the table bigger.



We’re true to our Minnesota roots, and we own who we are and who we’re not. Leave the attitude and ego at the door. In order to create the best community and space possible, we need you to be humble, vulnerable and open to new ideas.


Positive Energy

Positive vibes and good energy will make our community stronger and more resilient. Own your power and happiness, and help share it with others.



Aretha said it best, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me. Respect seems simple enough but often, people view respect differently. We want you to not just treat others the way you want to be treated but how THEY want to be treated.



We believe it’s important to have a high degree of self-awareness, that you understand who you are and what motivates you. It’s going to help us design better experiences and improve outcomes.