Inspiration & Resources

There are numerous websites, podcasts, books, competitions, and funding dedicated to entrepreneurship. Here are a few basics to get you started.



Forbes has collected a list of the top entrepreneurship podcasts.


  • “The Startup Owners Manual” by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf
  • “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries
  • “The Cold Start Program – How to Start and Scale Network Effects” by Andrew Chen
  • “Think Again” by Adam Grant
  • “Think Wrong – How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters” by John Bielenberg & others
  • “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling

Pitch Competitions & Funding

These organizations support early-stage entrepreneurs across SE MN through pitch competitions and funding opportunities.