Launch Minnesota Grants
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.
Launch Minnesota's grant funding of $1.5M is available beginning July 1, 2022. As of July 10, 2022, $1M is available for Innovation Grants and $500K is available for SBIT/STTR Matching Grants.
We are currently accepting Innovation Grant and SBIR/STTR Matching Grant applications. Applications are submitted online using the respective application link below.