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Launch Minnesota Grants

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Launch Minnesota is a statewide collaborative effort to accelerate the growth of startups and amplify Minnesota as a national leader in innovation. The resources will focus on innovative scalable startups. Visit mn.gov/launchmn to learn more and see the grant recipients to date.

Applying for the Grants

The 2021 Minnesota Legislature, in its Special Session which ended June 30, 2021, reauthorized the Launch Minnesota Grant Program, funded it at $1.5 million for each of fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants target the most promising, innovative businesses and technology in Minnesota. Together we’re working to support Minnesota startups and entrepreneurs who are solving problems and growing our state’s innovation ecosystem.

Available Funding

Launch Minnesota's grant funding of $1.5M became available as of July 1, 2022. $1 million of the funding was reserved for Innovation Grants and $500 thousand was reserved for SBIR/STTR Matching Grants. As of October 4, 2022, $310,500 remains available for Innovation Grants. No balance remains in the SBIR/STTR Matching Grant program. Funding for SBIR/STTR Matching Grants was exhausted on September 8, 2022.

Application Period

We are currently accepting Innovation Grant applications. Applications for the SBIR/STTR Matching Grant is closed.

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