Start Up Grand Forks

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Entrepreneurism & Start Up Resources

Sertoma GF Fireworks over Sorlie Bridge 

So you're a budding Entrepreneur? You are in the right place!

So you’re thinking about starting a new venture or taking the next step? You are in the right place to have the best chance of success.

Starting a venture in Grand Forks is the right move.

Grand Forks’ culture of innovation and rich entrepreneurial ecosystem is complete with helping hands, engaged mentors, the chief opportunity engine of UND, and a business climate of low regulations and high support.

Beginning your journey with Start-Up Grand Forks is a great next step.

This portal is made by, monitored by and supported by a team of local entrepreneurs experienced in getting your idea to the marketplace with as much ease and success as possible. Their insights, experience and guidance are what defines this site and will propel your journey.


Getting Started – Business Structure and Plans

  • EvolveND
    Connect with other Start Ups through this exciting new co-working space, entrepreneur resource center and driving force for the Grand Forks entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • InnovateND

    Innovate ND provides access to beneficial venture tools, online entrepreneur education, and extensive resources. 

  • Center for Innovation

    The Center provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources. The Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota (UND) was among the first entrepreneur outreach centers in the nation when formed in 1984. 

  • ND Small Business Development Center

    Business Plans, Financial Analysis, Operating Challenges, Purchase or Sale of a Business, Funding Your Venture, Loan Packaging, Marketing and Sales Assistance, Business Research, Procurement Contracting, Technology and E-commerce, Exporting

  • Small Business Association


    The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serving the Small Business
    Development Center Network and America's small business community.

    Service Corps of Retired Executives

  • Downtown Development Association
    The DDA has been at the forefront of innovation in the heart of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks bringing ideas from paper to our streets and activating the underutilized spaces.

  • Social Entrepreneurism
    From activating alleys (Alley Alive) to home-grown music festivals (Big Forkin' Fest), see how people can and do make a difference in our community.

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