Catalyzing Entrepreneurship in Food & Ag

MBOLD is pleased to announce the launch of
Bold Growth: Scaling for Success in Food & Ag.
"Bold Growth" aims to accelerate the success of high growth potential companies that can contribute to Minnesota's ecosystem for Food & Ag innovation.
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Small businesses are major drivers of innovation, job growth and the vitality of our food and agriculture economy.  MBOLD is catalyzing entrepreneurship and the success of high growth businesses by bringing together the disruptive thinking of entrepreneurs with the acumen and insight of large global companies.

MBOLD Executive Champion: Jase Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, Compeer Financial

What MBOLD is doing

Bold Growth

MBOLD’s Bold Growth program accelerates the success of high-growth Minnesota companies through highly tailored coaching by senior leaders in MBOLD’s network of major food and agriculture companies and allied businesses. Managed by Naturally Minnesota and AURI with support from MN DEED and MBOLD members, Bold Growth provides selected businesses with targeted support from senior MBOLD leaders and the opportunity to become the next great Minnesota food and ag business success story.

Bold Growth helps high-growth companies successfully tackle challenges and opportunities such as:

Minnesota protein companies chosen for MBOLD’s 2024 Bold Growth program
CLO-CLO Vegan Foods, maker of vegan pizzas and flatbreads, and Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed, producer of regeneratively raised, lifetime grazed, grass-fed beef, have been selected for the 2024 Minnesota cohort of the Bold Growth entrepreneurship program.

Past Bold Growth Participants

We are grateful to all the amazing companies and organizations that have served as Bold growth mentors to date:

Bread and Butter Ventures, University of Minnesota, Cargill, CHS, Compeer Financial, Ecolab, General Mills, Hormel Foods, McKinsey & Co., Schwan’s Company, SunOpta,Target, United Health Group

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MBOLD aims to make Minnesota a global leader in soil health and water stewardship in collaboration with stakeholders across our region.

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