About the E1 Collaborative

Red Wing Ignite created the E1 (Entrepreneurs First) Collaborative, an ecosystem designed to enhance connectivity among partners and stakeholders within the 11 county region of SE Minnesota.

Launch MN

We help startups take off

Innovation is everywhere in Minnesota. Whether you’re in Roseau or Rochester, Bemidji or Blue Earth, creative entrepreneurs are growing our economy every day. Launch Minnesota is here to help you get your startup off the ground.


Small Business Development Center at Red Wing Ignite

Red Wing Ignite SBDC Satellite Office 

SBDC satellite provides no cost, confidential, professional business consulting services.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Funding

Technical Assistance Funding is made possible through a collaborative relationship between Red Wing Ignite (program administrator) and the program funders – Goodhue County and the Economic Development Agency (EDA).


Helping turn ideas into businesses by delivering:

Coaching. Classes. Connections.

Funding Opportunities

Check here for a list of available resources

Whether your dream is to start a business or you’re already underway, here are some resources available in Minnesota’s startup ecosystem
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