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CFE – Advisory Board and Mentors

Our experienced and dedicated business accelerator Advisory Board and Mentors are an integral part of the support network within the Center for Entrepreneurship.  You can learn a little more about each of them below!

Accelerator

The Scott County Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) Business Accelerator program officially launched in Summer of 2021. Originally started as “Technology Village”, the city of Prior Lake created a technology based accelerator program for local entrepreneurs, with doors opening in January 2013.  The Scott County CDA became involved with the management...

Employers of Excellence

Workforce Development Board recognizes employee retention, shares best practices The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board invites employers to participate in the 2021 Employers of Excellence Awards. The Workforce Development Board works with Personnel Dynamics Consulting to collect the data from area businesses. Personnel Dynamics will analyze the data and calculate the...

Scott County COVID-19 Business Recovery Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW – PROGRAM IS CLOSED The Scott County Board of Commissioners has allocated $5.5 million to support local small businesses that have had financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically targeting local businesses who have not received assistance from other pandemic related programs and businesses who...

SCOTT COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-99 (COVID) RELIEF PROGRAMS

In recent state action, Scott County was awarded $2.9 million in COVID-19 related relief funds to allocate to local private and non-profit businesses impacted by the State of Minnesota Executive Order 20-99 (EO 20-99), which went into effect November 20, 2020. The County Board authorized this to go out as...

CEO Next Business Institute

Communities Available: All of Scott County Scott County is excited to offer CEO Next Business Institute aimed at cultivating “second stage” business grow and thrive in our region. Scott County — in partnership with Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver and Dakota Counties, and the Edward Lowe Foundation — want to help growing...

NextStage for Entrepreneurs

Communities Available: All of Scott County Need a trusted advisor? Help to obtain funding to start or expand your business? We can help. Small businesses provide the economic lifeblood for the communities we serve. These small firms generate the jobs and income that make an important difference for families and...