There are several options to consider for funding your new venture. The pages in this section – Loans, Grants and Venture Capital – will help clarify each funding source with resources for each.
Entrepreneurs should be prepared with all the answers to questions an investor, loan officer or grantor might ask. Your ability to present your plan with confidence can help you acquire funding. The Innovate ND boot camp provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop the perfect investors pitch. Boot camp participants also learn how to decide which source of capital will be the most feasible for their businesses: loans, grants or venture capital.
For additional information, visit area entrepreneurial resources:
- Center for Technology & Business
- Emerging Prairie
- Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC)
- Kaufman Center
- Lake Agassiz Development Group
- Marketplace for Kids
- ND Trade Office
- Operation Intern
- Prairie Business
- Pride of Dakota
- Small Business Development Center