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!

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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


Our goal: Helping enterprises, small business and financial institutions deepen customer relationships through trusted, technology-enabled solutions.

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. 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

U.S. Bank

Our relationships are built on trust that we build every day through every interaction. Our employees are empowered to do the right thing to ensure they share our customers' vision for success. We work as a partner to provide financial products and services that make banking safe, simple and convenient. We're here to help navigate important milestones and strengthen futures together.

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

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.

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

We have a long history of protecting people. And we work together to help you and your family achieve financial freedom, one step at a time.

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.

Twin Cities-Metro Certified Development Company

Twin Cities-Metro Certified Development Company (TCM CDC) is a non-profit corporation that was established in 1990 to stimulate the growth of small businesses by providing access to the U.S. Small Business Adminstration's 504 loan program.

Xcel Energy

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

Bronze Partners

Allegra Downtown Minneapolis

We are Allegra Downtown Minneapolis, enthralling the downtown area since 1987. We think of cool ways to market you so you don't have to. We then carry out those ideas using our unique combination of resources, idea creation, design, promotional products, mailing, and fulfillment.

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.

Choice Bank

What makes us different is not the systems we use or the size of our buildings; it's our people. Our People First values represent the heartbeat of our organization. It is the steady drum that has and always will drive our decisions and how we treat people.

City National Bank

Los Angeles-based City National Bank offers a full complement of banking, trust and investment services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. Its 5,000 colleagues deliver highly personal service and complete financial solutions to entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses and their families.


At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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 Minneapolis and St. Paul.

TCF Bank

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

Tierra Encantada

We offer quality child care for children ranging from 6 weeks - 5 years of age. We focus on the growth of the whole child and believe children learn best by doing. Our bilingual education program fosters early cognitive development and teaches a respect for diversity.

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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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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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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