Why become a sponsor?

Sponsors of the Annual Entrepreneur Awards and Fundraiser are invaluable partners in recognizing and uplifting entrepreneurs who are helping our community thrive and remain vibrant. Over the last 29 years, over ten thousand entrepreneurs have walked through NDC’s doors and received assistance through one of our four core programs: Small Business Lending, Entrepreneur Training, Technical Assistance, and Small Business Incubators. With your support, we help more and more neighborhood entrepreneurs every year: from 573 businesses assisted in 2019, to over 800 in 2021!

NDC has a track record of turning support into impact. The average annual cost for NDC to assist a business in 2019 was $3,010– and, according to a 2019 study of NDC services by Wilder Research, entrepreneurs increase their annual personal income by $25,860. Your support ensures NDC can continue providing under-invested entrepreneurs with the services and resources they deserve. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to view our sponsorship package that describes the ways you can support our event.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

To be a sponsor please contact Elisa Pluhar at epluhar@ndc-mn.org or by phone at 651-379-8111.

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