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October 10, 2018, Wednesday - Entrepreneur Expo at Central Library

Time: See below schedule outline

Location: Central Library, 300 Nicollet

Entrepreneur Expo

Build your small business network, learn new skills, and find support and inspiration with panels, one-on-one consultations, workshops, exhibitors and more! Light lunch will be served. A Twin Cities Startup Week Official Event. 

Before you register, please complete the workshop interest form.

9-9:30 a.m. Registration and pastries from Panadería Samantha

9:30-10:30 a.m. Welcome and keynote speaker Commissioner Shawntera Hardy, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

10:45-11:45 a.m.

  • Choose from four panel discussions: Arts Industry with Springboard for the Arts, Food Industry with Appetite for Change and NEON, Retail Industry with Neighborhood Development Center, and Services Industry with WomenVenture; OR
  • Social media workshop and open lab with Joule MN

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch from K's Revolutionary Catering and More

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • One-on-one consultations on business legal and tax questions with LegalCORPS and Prepare + Prosper, market research with James J. Hill Library, and business plans with SCORE®
  • Visit 30+ nonprofit and government business development exhibitors
  • Professional photographer Sarah White/Fotos for Barcelona will take headshots free of charge

12:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Guided networking with Lani Basa, The BWC
  • Social media workshop and open lab with Joule MN
  • Industry round table discussions

Sponsors: Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

Collaborators: Appetite for Change, Business Women's Circle, City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development, City of Minneapolis Small Business Team, James J. Hill Center, Joule MN, LegalCORPS, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Neighborhood Development Center, Northside Economic Opportunity Network, Prepare + Prosper, Saint Paul Public Library, SCORE, Springboard for the Arts, WomenVenture