Where Innovation
Becomes Reality

Connecting entrepreneurs and businesses with the resources to ignite, accelerate, and grow their ideas. 

The applications
are in!

The 10 semi-finalists will be announced on March 2nd.

What is the Ignite Cup?

The Ignite Cup is the top premier business ‘pitch’ competition in southeastern Minnesota. It’s a chance for startup founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to present their business ideas to a panel of experts. Winning comes with a cash prize and valuable resources, but even participating in the competition helps emerging businesses attract investors and customers. 

Red Wing Ignite celebrated a considerable milestone

October of 2023 marked our 10th anniversary. Our organization was founded in 2013 through significant support from the City of Red Wing and many community stakeholders, with Neela Mollgaard as our first Executive Director. One year later in 2014 we were selected by US Ignite as the first and smallest rural community in the United States to receive Smart City designation. We were honored to be nominated as a US Ignite Community due to the successful implementation of our city’s gigabit broadband provided by HBC. Out of 25 US Ignite cities selected, we were proud to be the smallest.

(About a 3 min read)

StartUps and Small Businesses

Whether you’re just starting or looking to scale, Red Wing Ignite is here to empower and elevate your entrepreneurial endeavors.

Coworking
Space

Need a place to work or meet?
Our mixed use space can accommodate

Features & Benefits of Our Coworking Space

Helping Our
Community Make
Innovation Happen

Need a place to work or meet?
Our mixed use space can accommodate

Features & Benefits of Our Coworking Space

Thank You To Our Funding Partners

Keep up with
the Latest News

Scroll to Top