OUR FOOD INDUSTRY PARTNERS

We work with these allies in the National Food Entrepreneur Ecosphere.

AURI

For over 30 years, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has helped agricultural producers bring their ideas to reality, delivering innovative products to market across the nation and generating $142 million in economic activity for Minnesota.

FOOD WORKS GROUP

Food Works Group (FWG) works with clients to build robust, resilient, and sustainable regional food systems and successful businesses. FWG brings together smart ideas and smart people to create opportunities for food businesses and the communities they serve.

GROW NORTH

Grow North works to create an interconnected, sophisticated, invested, and accessible ecosystem for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and innovators across food and agriculture. FoodOps provides resources and guidance for entrepreneurs looking to outsource manufacturing.

MN CUP 

MN Cup is the entrepreneur mentorship program through the University of Minnesota. FoodOps has mentored and supported many companies in Food/Ag/Bev division of this program. In addition to supporting each cohort of applicants, we still advise and help past program finalists.