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Red Wing Ignite (RWI) celebrated a considerable milestone

Red Wing Ignite (RWI) celebrated a considerable milestone on October 12th as it marked its 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 […]

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Youth Coding League, Spring 2023, Season Recap

Burke Murphy, Youth Coding League Program Manager This Spring Season, Goodhue County Youth Coding League winners scored in the top 12 nationally. Award-winning teams were Bluff View, Goodhue, and Kenyon-Wanamingo. The winningest team was Goodhue’s 7th /8th-grade Squad 7 team, placing 2nd for Community Favorite and 6th for Technical Merit! The Squad 7 team included

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Youth Coding Leagues come to Goodhue County

Pictured: Bluff View Thanks to a Congressional District Spending grant awarded to Red Wing Ignite, we are able to pilot Youth Coding Leagues targeting 5th through 8th grades in Goodhue County. Five schools formed teams this Fall, serving 103 students countywide. We are excited to welcome these schools and recognize the wonderful coaches who’ve stepped

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Red Wing selected to receive highly competitive U.S. Economic Development Administration Build to Scale Venture Challenge Scale Grant

Red Wing Ignite will be awarded $4 million in federal grants and matching dollars to support local entrepreneurship and innovation. It was announced today that Red Wing Ignite has secured a Venture Challenge scale grant via the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Build to Scale (B2S) program. Red Wing Ignite, which also received a precursor

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Three entrepreneurs growing their businesses in Red Wing

Being the first to do something means overcoming a number of challenges others won’t face.  As an entrepreneur in southeastern Minnesota, though, you can take a moment now to exhale — that won’t be you. Plenty of others here have already blazed that same path. Today, you have the benefit of reflecting on and learning

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Red Wing Ignite Listed in The Ultimate Guide to MN Accelerators 2020

Find Red Wing Ignite’s full article on pages 29-31  https://tech.mn/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/techmn_MN_Accelerator_Ultimate_Guide.pdf “It takes a lot of personal drive, grit, and tenacity to start a business, but it’s always good to have a helping hand. That’s what Minnesota Startup Accelerators are all about.  To make sure anyone who wants to join the Minnesota entrepreneurial system has the

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Survey Reveals Positive and Encouraging Feedback from Learn and Earn Partners

Findings from a survey of our employer and school partners from the second L&E cohort (2019-2020) were positive across the board. Here are a few quotes that capture the approval and appreciation for the program: From our employer partners – “Increased interest and improvement in [student]perception towards manufacturing.” “Great to stay connected to our youth,

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