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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 fiscal year (FY) 2022 through 2025. 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 FY 2023 grant funding of $1.5 million 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. Funding for SBIR/STTR Matching Grants was exhausted on September 8, 2022. Funding for Innovation Grants was exhausted on November 29, 2022.

Application Period

Applications for FY 2023 Innovation Grants and SBIR/STTR Matching Grants are no longer being accepted. We anticipate accepting applications for $1.5 million of FY 2024 funds on July 5, 2023. Additional details will be published on June 1, 2023.

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