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  • Duluth, Minnesota – March 5, 2019: The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. Sandi Larson joins the strategic services team as a Business Advisor in Duluth, and Maggie Becker came onboard as Development Coordinator. “Both Sandi and Maggie have been excellent additions to our team,” said Shawn Wellnitz, Entrepreneur […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA), specifically for the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). This grant will allow the Entrepreneur Fund to provide programming and services for disadvantaged entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin who are focusing on growing small businesses. […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members as the organization continues to grow in lending and development in the region. Andrew Finco filled the role of Client Support Specialist, Dawn Hagen joined the financing team as a Credit Analyst, and Janie Moore came onboard as […]


  • Expanding Your Ability to Grow Job Title: Development Coordinator Reports to: Development Manager FLSA Status: Full-time Location: Duluth, MN The Entrepreneur Fund is a 501c3 economic development organization committed to growing the regional economy by boosting the abilities of the region’s business owners seeking growth. We actively partner with small business owners to grow their […]

  • Duluth, Minnesota – December 13, 2018: The Entrepreneur Fund is pleased to present the second Mary Mathews Legacy Award of 2018 to Janelle Riley, CEO of Syvantis Technologies (Syvantis). Riley accepted the award during the Open House celebrating the Entrepreneur Fund’s new Women’s Business Center in Little Falls, Minnesota on November 30. The award recognizes […]