IDEA is a competition that turns great ideas into great businesses. Through an annual process, IDEA provides training, business coaching, and capital for northwest Minnesota entrepreneurs who want to turn an idea into a fast-growth business.
Michelle Landsverk was project coordinator for IDEA from 2008-2016. She played a significant role in the design of the IDEA Competition and helped the program evolve into a sustainable regional collaboration.
The video embedded in this page highlights the competition’s 2016 finalists. For more information about the competition, visit the IDEA Competition website.