News & Events

I&E Club Virtual Meeting for Tuesday, May 26th

The Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club will be held on Tuesday, May 26h at 6:00 PM in an online / telephone format only.

We are requesting advance registration for those that wish to attend this month’s session. The online meeting link will only be shared with attendees that are registered and only verified attendees will be admitted into the session. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Register to Attend Here!

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club will resume through digital platform

Amid the chaos brought on the COVID-19 pandemic, the I&E Club cancelled the March event with no idea of what the future of club gatherings would look like. The advisory team met in early April, and one thing was clear — now is the time to continue the I&E Club operations and provide assistance to those new business start-ups or idea makers that could use the resources that this network can provide.

Beginning with the regular April meeting time slot, we will take the I&E Club to a digital platform and meet via Zoom technology. Meetings will begin at 6:00 PM and will include a variety of speakers each month.

As we celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch for the East Central MN Business I&E Club, we want to say thank you for supporting this effort and hope that you’ll join us on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 PM.

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club Meets February 25

The next Regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club meeting will be on Tuesday, February 25th at East Central Energy in Braham. Doors open for networking at 5:30 PM, presentations start at 6:00. Our Keynote Speaker is Michelle Henderson with BadCat Digital presenting on “10 Quesitons to Ask before Starting Digital Marketing”, and our Business Success Story presentation is Sean Stevens with Sky Eye Films. Bring your ideas, inventions and friends!

View the full agenda for this event here:

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club Meets November 26th

We invite you to our next Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club meeting on Tuesday, November 26th at East Central Energy in Braham. Doors open at 5:30 PM for networking, and presentations are from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Our Business Success Story will be from entrepreneur Dennis Frandsen.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more info, please log on to the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club website:

I&E Club Meets Tuesday, September 24th

The next Regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24th at East Central Energy in Braham. Doors open for networking at 5:30 PM, presentations start at 6:00. The keynote presentation will be Bob Palmquist on business valuations and succession planning, and the business success story presenter will be Loren Nelson. Bring your ideas, inventions and friends!

Are you an entrepreneur with a social enterprise idea?

If the answer is yes…. then you need to check out the Initiators Fellowship opportunity for Greater Minnesota.

A quick visit to the website at will provide you with a variety of information, including some details about what the program is all about.

The Fellowship is designed for idea stage, high-potential entrepreneurs who are eager to tackle a social challenge and pursue leadership growth. In addition to an annual $30,000 stipend, Fellows benefit from supportive programming, educational opportunities and a resource-rich ecosystem of experts, including dedicated staff and mentors.

Applicants typically are at an early stage in developing their social enterprise idea. Early-stage development means applicants have, at the very least, identified a particular social problem that they feel passionate about addressing and have developed a working model for a potential solution. They may also have started testing their hypothesis, and may even have early results, proof of concept or revenue. Usually, they will be in the first few years of their enterprise development. Ventures may be for-profit or nonprofit. The key is that their operating model has meaningful revenue generation and a path to financial sustainability.

If you’ve made it this far and think you’ve got an idea that is worth exploring, then visit the website and get started. The application deadline is coming up quickly – July 15, 2019.

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event, June 25

The next gathering for the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club has been set for Tuesday, June 25th and hosted in the East Central Energy Auditorium in Braham, MN.

Doors open for networking at 5:30 PM, presentations start at 6:00. There will be a presentation on patents and intellectual property, as well as a business success story. Bring your ideas, inventions and friends!

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club events are free and open to the public. Bring your ideas, inventions and friends! For more info and sign up for email updates, log on to: