Who We Are
The Network Connect is a network of angel investors, groups and funds; including mentors and advisors. The Network Connect is an initiative to connect investors with companies seeking to raise capital and provide resources for businesses. Our network of service providers and business partners can support any company. We help fuel business growth and success by helping businesses expand their networks.
What We Do
We connect businesses with investors. Entrepreneurs, CEOs and business people come to The Network Connect for information helpful to growing a business. Throughout the year, we conduct events and programs for investors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and business people seeking connections and information about the funding process.
Why Join Us?
Investors join a growing, confidential network with private online tools for sharing deals and information. Business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs join get invitations to networking events designed to help them connect with key business and financial resources. Professional firms and businesses join to be part of our network of Service Providers and Business Partners.
Featured Business Services & Products
CEO Solutions – Seats Open and New Groups Starting
The value of CEO Peer to Peer group is immeasurable, as to the insights, growth and support that a peer to peer environment provides. Do you fit the mold? An emerging or experienced CEO of a fast growing company with top line revenues in the 2 million to 50 million plus, open to inputs and change, willing to share your ideas in a confidential and facilitated environment.
The seat includes monthly facilitated sessions, Nine other CEO’s at the table, accountability by the group, open discussion on issues, skills training, support, 1:1 coaching each month, access to facilitators 24/7, business process implementation, LinkedIn and other communications and connection groups, access to other CEO’s in other regions, and plenty of personal and business growth!
Some Of The Greatest Companies Started In A Garage
You’re an entrepreneur, wearing multiple hats at the office, a decision-maker or an investor. This is where you come to know what you need to know without paying for expert advice at an hourly rate. Lessons from the Garage is a subscription based video portal with up-to-date video content on topics ranging from accounting to mergers & acquisitions, crisis management to social media marketing.
YOUR LESSONS FROM THE GARAGE SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES:
- Unlimited, 24-hour access to our video podcast learning platform — constantly growing with new and updated content.
- More than 200 videos with information and insights for entrepreneurs and growing businesses.
- Affordable access — monthly or annual memberships.
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The University of Minnesota Economic Development Fellows Program is looking for businesses to submit projects for graduate student consulting teams (approximately 5 students per team). They will work with companies to identify a set of Project Goals and develop strategies for addressing technology in a marketplace type projects that can benefit from a cross-disciplinary team.
Consulting, teams are lead by an Economic Development fellow and last approximately 12 weeks.
Teams start in January, May, & September. There is no charge but a reasonable time commitment working with the team is expected from the business. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.research.umn.edu/business/fellows.html
As one of the nation’s leading professional employer organizations (PEOs) for more than 20 years, G&A Partners delivers HR support better than anyone can. By taking care of the administrative tasks associated with being an employer — human resources, payroll administration and employee benefits — we enable our clients to focus more of their time, energy and talent on growing their business, taking better care of their employees and enjoying a higher quality of life. What sets G&A apart from other HR outsourcing firms is our ability to create customized and scalable service offerings that not only meet our clients’ current needs, but that also have the ability to grow as our clients’ businesses grow. Click here to learn more.
Innovator Mindset provides a unique set of research-based indicators that measure innovativeness, personal effectiveness and value creation. This technology makes it possible for organizations to identify high potential innovators, and to develop those capabilities in individuals, teams and organizations. Rigorous peer-reviewed research has found that mindset is a powerful predictor of innovation success in a wide range of contexts.
For more information on this powerful assessment technology and how it’s helping companies, entrepreneurs and investors, go to InnovatorMindset.com.
Research Institutions spinouts over 700 companies a year. Many have established “gap funds” to directly invest in these cutting-edge technologies and start-ups, and are seeking partnership with investors.
Why You Should Care
Access to 3,425 reported gap funded technologies and startups • Diversify across many high potential projects/start-ups (Avg. investment of $50-100K) • $3 Billion investment-to-date from fellow investors
25% Discount (Code: networkconnect)
The Network Connect offers its investor network the Mind the Gap Report, a report on these gap funds at 51 universities
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