Platinum Partners

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

The CDFI Fund's mission is to increase economic opportunity and promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States.

Take a look at some of the great work CDFIs like WomenVenture do in the Twin Cities!

Deluxe Corporation

At Deluxe we strive to be an indispensable partner to the small businesses and financial institutions we serve.

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency.


Insurance for your auto, home and business.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $321 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States.

U.S. Small Business Administration

WomenVenture is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance.

Gold Partners

City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis' Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) partners with local non-profit orgnaizations to provide direct services to new and exsting businesses in Minneapolis.

WCCO - CBS Radio

WCCO News Radio 830 is part of CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. WCCO began broadcasting in Minnesota in 1922 and currently has one of the largest coverage areas in the country. Tune in to get the latest news updates.

Silver Partners

Bremer Bank

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $11 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust, and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.


Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

Country Financial

Since 1925 COUNTRY Financial has been helping those in our local community plan for retirement, while protecting what they've worked for.

Dorsey Whitney, LLP

A business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients' needs.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The Best of the Twin Cities since 1972, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine provides timely, dependable, and interesting information to its readers about the people, places, and events that form the Minneapolis and St. Paul.

TCF Bank

TCF Bank is proud to offer services and opportunities designed to help improve everyday life for our customers, our employees and the communities we serve.

Twin Cities Business

Twin Cities Business is Minnesota’s leading provider of business news, insight, and analysis through daily online news stories, e-newsletters, a monthly print magazine and live events.

Bronze Partners

Associated Bank

At Associated Banc-Corp, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of providing superior financial services to our communities, combined with exceptional customer service. Personal service is our guiding principle, from providing products that meet and exceed individual customer needs, to doing the “little things” that make your experience with Associated a special one.

BMO Harris Bank

Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers.

Bolger Vision Beyond Print

With clients that include corporate, agency and high-fashion sectors, Bolger's commercial printing services, print-on-demand, fulfillment capabilities, one-to-one marketing, mailing services, top-notch security and online development team, create a custom framework that amplifies your message while building brands and growing revenue.


In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 70,000 professionals with a single focus: Serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems.

Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously.

Xcel Energy

We provide the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states


WeWork's mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. They provide workspace, community, and services for a global network of creators.

Women's Economic Development Partners

Association of Women's Business Centers

The Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of over 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC).

NAWBO - Minnesota

NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and leveling the playing field.

Women's Business Development Center

The WBDC-MN was launched in 2003 to serve Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) in Minnesota and neighboring states.

Economic Development Partners

African Development Center (ADC)
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First Children's Finance
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Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
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Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
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Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)
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Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)
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Community Partners

Accion - Chicago
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East Side Enterprise Center
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Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center
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Opportunity Finance Network
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Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)
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Twin Cities Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
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Women in Networking (WIN)
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Entrepreneurial Education Partners

Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
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Metropolitan State University
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St. Catherine University
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