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Entrepreneurs/businesses participating in Innovate ND must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be innovative in the way they do business. Can be an existing business model but a new innovative approach must be involved.
  • Business must be scalable and serving a market outside of their initial community.
  • Participants must be based in North Dakota.
  • Participants not meeting the requirements can still attend boot camps and competitions for $250/year.


Entries for Innovate ND may be submitted:

  • Individually, or
  • In a group of up to four people.

Entries must be the original work of the entrants. 
Individuals or teams may submit as many original ideas as they wish.


A fee of $250 enrolls you into the Innovate ND program. Once enrollment is confirmed, you will gain access to:

  • Up to $2,500 to advance your business or business idea.
  • Access to boot camps.
  • Complete list of Innovate ND resources.
  • Access to the Innovate ND entrepreneurial community.
  • Coaching from entrepreneurial centers.