Impact by the numbers
Technical Assistance Dollars Awarded
1:1 Mentioner & Coaching Hours
What impact are we having?
"Being a part of the E1 has leveraged everything our organization does by 10 times, while more often than not people would all see us in competition with each other and duplication. This is a complete myth it has made me realize we need more people helping startups and entrepreneurs as they are our future employers and future community leaders driving growth in our small towns."
“In my time at Red Wing High School, the internship I have at Red Wing Shoes has been the most enriching and beneficial form of education I’ve received.”
“Because of Red Wing Ignite, I have been equipped with the necessary resources to establish, build, launch and develop my business from concept to product delivery and marketing promotion. Red Wing Ignite has provided access to vital resources and networks that have enabled me to launch my fintech company, Live.Give.Save., in rural Minnesota. I am a middle-aged woman founder of a financial technology startup in rural Midwest. Live. Give. Save is launching their fin tech app (Spave) in Google Play and Apple App Store late 2020 and during the first quarter of 2021”
“The partnership with E1 really increased our ability to reach out to organizations and individuals that somehow would have been impossible to connect with. For instance, thanks to E1, I was able to connect with other partner organizations to design our 2021 workshop with Latinx students from greater MN. We are looking forward to 2021 where we are going to expand our Creando Ando 2.0 program to all of the Southeast MN region.”
“Learn & Earn has been the most meaningful experience of my high school career.”
“I'm wonderfully grateful to Red Wing Ignite and am excited for the opportunity to launch and grow my small business as a result of the Technical Assistance Grant.”
"E1 has helped to create a really powerful ecosystem in the Southeast region of the state. This area has developed into a great place to start a business because you have an incredible network of people who want to assist you. It has also helped with retention because you don't have to move to the Twin Cities or the coasts to start a successful business; you can do it right here!"