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Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities conference

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Online and in-person (Staples, Minnesota)
Staples, MN


Rani Bhattacharyya, University of Minnesota Extension educator, community economics
rani-b@umn.edu or 218‐281-8689

Aerial view of Staples, Minnesota water tower and town
Aerial view of Staples, Minnesota

Join us for the 2021 Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) conference in Minnesota. Strengthen and broaden your regional networks as you connect online with fellow:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business leaders
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community leaders

You’ll leave the conference more connected, more inspired, and more committed to make today’s entrepreneurs a part of your community’s future.

This event is presented by a team led by the University of Minnesota Extension and other organizations supporting entrepreneurs across Minnesota. We are planning a hybrid conference with keynote presentations hosted online and other conference activities, including breakout sessions, held in-person.

Visit the conference website to learn more about it.


Details to be announced


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