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June 28: Public Invited to Community Planning Workshop

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosting event thanks to grant from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 6-14-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting a free community planning workshop from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The “Dream Big, Learn Big, Go Big Workshop” will provide an opportunity for community improvement projects to be considered for up to $20,000 in funding through a grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

Event attendees are invited to participate in helping define and develop a shared vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Mankato area and surrounding region. Business leaders, educators, students and community members are encouraged to attend the workshop.

The workshop will address:

  • What does our regional area already have that supports new ideas and new businesses?
  • What do we need to enrich our entrepreneurial ecosystem?

A complimentary dinner will be served, and free parking is available in the visitor pay lot across from Centennial Student Union. Attendees are asked to register online in advance of the event.

For more information, contact Yvonne Cariveau, director of the University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, by email at or by phone (office 507-389-1018; cell 507-720-8481).

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, according to its website, is a regional development and philanthropic organization that fosters economic and community vitality in 20 counties of southern Minnesota through a culture of collaboration and partnership.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is part of the University’s College of Business and serves the entire University (students, faculty and staff) as well as alumni and private and public businesses and organizations. The Center’s mission is to facilitate the launch of the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and dynamic organizations through education, research and outreach.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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