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  • Photos By David Pierini

Thank You For Making 2018 Powderhorn Shark Tank A Success!

On May 19th, 2018 we celebrated the Minneapolis small business community together...and we want to say THANK YOU for showing up and supporting entrepreneurship!

We are so grateful for the 15 Finalists that gave Powderhorn Shark Tank so much love and energy! They included Ace Coffee Bar, Good Barrel Kombucha, Grub Koin, Rabbit Grub, Sparrow Acupuncture, Happy Tree Naturals, IFE Botanicals, Jaxonmade, Support Local Hustle, U Can, Curl Power Salon, Fortress of the arts, Funky Grits, Hamburguesas El Gordo, and Humble E's

The Business Resource Zone was assisted our finalists and other entrepreneurs with speed coaching and networking. Thanks to ADP, Appetite For Change, ABA Tax Accounting, Ceiba Fôrte Law Firm, City Food Studio, The Landreau Group, MetroIBA, Northside Economic Opportunity Network, Room 34 Creative Services, SocialWise Media Group Women Venture and U.S. Bank!

The Marketplace was a great success, featuring artisan goods, delicious foods and local entrepreneurs hustling their goods! Thank you to Curl Power Salon, Good Barrel Kombucha, Granola Me Please, Groveland Confections, Happy Tree Naturals, Ife Botanicals, Jaxonmade, Mauve, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, Pickle Witch, Rabbit Grub Vegan bike food cart, Sparrow Acupuncture, Support Local Hustle, U Can, Spinning Wylde, Wicked Tarts, and Wyrd Sisters

The Finalists gave live pitches to a panel of local business leaders promoting their big ideas.

After some lively debate the winners were announced! Thank you to our jury Rita Garnett Kahn, Chris Montana, Caitlin Rogers, Monica Romero, Zoeana Martinez, Tola Oyewal and Michael Khoury!

Congratulations to:

Start-up category

Start-Up 2nd Place - Good Barrel Kombucha

Start-Up Community Choice - (Free Service Provider Booth at the Powderhorn Art Fair) - Rabbit Grub Vegan bike food cart

Emerging category

Emerging 1st Place - Support Local Hustle

Emerging 2nd Place - Jaxonmade

Emerging Community Choice Winner (Free Service Provider Booth at the Powderhorn Art Fair) - Support Local Hustle

Expanding category

Expanding 1st Place - Curl Power Salon

Expanding 2nd Place - Hamburguesas El Gordo

Expanding Community Choice Winner (Free Service Provider Booth at the Powderhorn Art Fair) - Hamburguesas El Gordo

Rabbit Grub Vegan bike food cart and Support Local Hustle have been awarded a voucher for City Food Studio kitchen rental!

In celebration of the cooperative model, Seward Community Co-op has awarded a special cash prize to Support Local Hustle and Fortress of the Arts!

MetroIBA / Buy Local Twin Cities has awarded a free year of membership to their small business listing to Happy Tree Naturals!

Thank you to our sponsors AM950 Radio, Seward Community Co-op and U.S. Bank!



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