Get ready for an exceptional, effervescent, electric, ecstatic… I ran out of adjectives… ahem, entrepreneurial extravaganza in Southeast Minnesota! The E1 (Entrepreneurs First) E1 Expo & Showcase is right around the corner — Thursday, December 9 from 12-6 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Rochester Campus.

The event (which is in-person only with masks required) will kick off with the WE Forum Panel (Co-founding Couples) and a box lunch. The afternoon features three tracks running concurrently with each focused on a specific slice of the entrepreneurial journey:

  • Track 1: Access to Capital
  • Track 2: Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Track 3: Entrepreneurial Resource

After the track sessions, three keynote speakers will take the stage:

The day will close out with an hour of networking.

Check out the full list of track sessions below, register here for the E1 Expo & Showcase, and read through the rest of our E1 coverage.

Track 1: Access to Capital

  • Financing Your Business
  • Bank Loans 101
  • Investors 101

Track 2: Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Mental Wellness
  • Ride the Bike – Spirit of Entrepreneurship (English)
  • Ride the Bike – Spirit of Entrepreneurship (Spanish)

Track 3: Entrepreneurial Resource

  • Mastering the Side Hustle
  • Social Media/E Commerce
  • Regional Competitions