Five Impact Entrepreneur Fellowships Up for Grabs, with Mary Rick, Impact Hub MSP and FINNovation Lab Collaboration

The Impact Hub Minneapolis – Saint Paul and the FINNovation Lab have teamed up to create a new impact startup incubator. Now they are offering five $50,000 fellowships.

Mary Rick, Impact Hub MSP and FINNovation Lab Collaboration

Mary Rick, Impact Hub MSP, and FINNovation Lab Collaboration

Social Entrepreneurs have a new place to gather. The Impact Hub Minneapolis – Saint Paul (MSP) has teamed up with the FINNovation Lab to occupy a new space at FINNEGANS House in Minneapolis’ East Town District. The Impact Hub MSP will focus on co-working, collaboration, and events. FINNovation Lab is providing venture services for impact entrepreneurs. According to Mary Rick, CEO at FINNovation Lab and Impact Hub MSP Collaboration, “Our mission is to inspire, nourish, and scale inclusive impact enterprises, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.”

The collaboration is off to a fast start. They launched a new FINNovation Fellowship. “What it includes is $50,000 of a living stipend, one year of co-working, and nine months of curated curriculum and mentorship,” Mary explains. “We want to be able to help them at the really, really formative months and years of their business building…We want to give them the resources to make sure they’re kicked off in the right direction.”

The FINNovation Fellowship application period closes on July 15.

Social Entrepreneur Quotes by Mary Rick

“It’s a collaboration between two local organizations.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Impact Hub is essentially a co-working, event, and community space.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We are building a one-stop shop for impact entrepreneurs and enterprises.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “The FINNovation Lab is really doing more of the deep dive and robust venture services.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “The Impact Hub has done a tremendous job over the years of having a lot of different dynamic events.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “It is all one global community and we have a lot of different ways to connect.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We are specifically looking at impact enterprises and impact entrepreneurs.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We want to be that place where people go to really build their business and they have some sort of social purpose.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Our first program is our Impact Entrepreneur Fellowship Program.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We want to give them the resources to make sure they’re kicked off in the right direction.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We’re industry agnostic.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We’re looking at both the individual and the idea.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “It will be an individually-focused program, not an organization or team-focused program.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We aim to start locally and regionally first.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We think this will be a nationally-recognized program.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We see ourselves as a business incubator.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “This program is entity-type agnostic. We’re accepting for-profit and nonprofit models.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We look to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Impact Hubs globally are focused on the Sustainable Development Goals.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Jacquie Berglund is the Founder of the FINNovation Lab.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “I just became a really, really curious person.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “I did a year of rural community development work in Kenya.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “That experience was one of the absolute touchstones in my life.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “We students were not sent in to figure anything out or solve anyone else’s problems. We were sent in to learn.” @maryrick Click To Tweet “It was a big starry-eyed project. We ended up closing our doors.” @maryrick Click To Tweet “I was with Peace Coffee for about five years.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Trust yourself. Get connected. And figure out how to stay inspired.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet “Look for that next in-person experience.” @maryrick @ImpactHubMSP @FINNOVATIONLab Click To Tweet

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