Funding Sources

List of early stage funding sources that you may want to consider:

Institution:  Funding:
Rochester Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Economic Development Fund
Up to $250,000 in loans or equity to support start-ups.
— Application form
For more information contact Gary Smith
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) Seed Fund Program
Up to $25,000 to perform research and analysis, patent opinions and filings, and product testing and analysis.
— Fact Sheet and Application
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) Southern Minnesota Equity Fund
Up to $100,000 equity investment in to early stage companies.
— Fact Sheet and Application
For more information contact Pam Bishop
 Gopher Angels Up to $1,000,000 for Minnesota companies with demonstrated market validation to grow to the next funding stage.
Application.

 

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