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Entrepreneurs' Rally XII

EO Minnesota, Traction Capital, and Hill Capital Corporation present the Entrepreneurs’ Rally XII on May 9, 2024 at JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. The Rally, an annual event, is built by Entrepreneurs, for Entrepreneurs.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors

As part of Magnetic North Advisors, Priebe Wealth and Legacy Capital are not only dedicated to integrating every aspect of your financial landscape into a cohesive plan but also adept at managing employee benefits and navigating the financial complexities on your behalf. This approach is designed to drive you towards achieving your paramount business and personal financial objectives, while freeing up your time and energy to focus on growing your business. We are committed to guiding you through the intricacies of wealth management, ensuring that your financial plan is in perfect harmony with your entrepreneurial dreams and goals, and that you can devote your attention where it’s needed most – on your business.

Gold Sponsors

Choice Bank provides innovative business banking solutions that make managing finances easy and accessible from anywhere. With a People First approach, Choice takes the time to get to know you and your business. Choice Bank is committed to helping customers grow. Their deposit accounts, cash management tools, and comprehensive business loan options are designed to serve a broad range of organizations, from start-ups to non-profits and corporations. Founded in 2001, they’ve grown to over 500 team members with assets exceeding $5 billion. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing banks in America, they remain dedicated to serving businesses and communities.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $194 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumers, small and middle‐market businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services. As the #1 SBA lender in the nation for the past six years, Huntington is passionate about helping small businesses and the communities they call home. Huntington operates approximately 970 branches in 11 states, with certain businesses operating in extended geographies. Visit for more information.

We Help Entrepreneurs Achieve Their Dreams and Goals Through the Complex Process of Selling and Acquiring a Business

Silver Sponsors

Teams by Beam provides businesses with affordable and convenient health care services via telemedicine to help keep their teams happy and healthy, whether they’re at work, at home, or on the road. We provide access to specialist consults without the wait, remote testing and interpretation, and more with a dedicated provider at the forefront of care.

Special offer for Rally attendees only:
FREE 30-minute consultation with our success team to learn how Teams by Beam can help save business control costs while attracting and retaining employees by focusing on their physical, mental, and preventative healthcare.

With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” Fredrikson’s attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Whether starting from scratch or building from $10mm to $20mm in the next 12 months, growing a business enterprise fast is hard. Whatever the challenge, the members of our Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises (SURGE) Group understand your needs and have a long history of working side-by-side with entrepreneurs from inception to exit by bringing creative and practical legal solutions to your team.

Ami Kassar of MultiFunding is a business strategist who speaks to business owners nationally on how to think about growth and the financing mechanisms needed to accomplish the growth they envision.

When clients work with MultiFunding they get the opportunity to discuss individual business growth hurdles and mechanisms to finance those with Ami and his team. This allows for a clear path forward with real opportunities to finance their future.

Discovery calls set our clients up for success, they are personal and thought provoking. We will be honest about your prospect for successful funding. We have national lending partners which gives our clients more options than their local bank. We have a niche in SBA lending.

John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP, (JAK + Co.®) is a Twin Cities-based accounting firm serving individuals and businesses throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest since 1925. As a mid-sized accounting firm, we’re large enough to offer the resources you need, yet small enough to deliver personalized service on every project. Our approach is based on a well-respected history of providing sound, insightful, tax accounting and consulting services to clients ranging in size from startup companies to multi-million dollar organizations. Because of our low staff turnover, many of our team members have been a part of JAK + Co. for decades, giving our clients the perspective and stability they need.

EntreBank is focused on serving entrepreneurs – those that take calculated risks, make bold moves, and have positive impact. Our clients appreciate the following about us:

  • We put in the work to understand our clients’ businesses so we can provide trustable guidance that feels like it comes from their own team.
  • We are attentive & responsive, providing proactive communication, timely responses, and dedicated attention to keep our clients’ goals on track.
  • Our vision is creative, and we help our clients see new opportunities and solve tough challenges.

Technology is our ally; we offer next-gen technology tools to make banking more efficient, intuitive, and convenient.

Accountinuity is the financial and accounting team for growth-minded entrepreneurs seeking to profitably scale their business. We deliver complete flexibility for how businesses use our services and because we can manage every aspect of their accounting operations, they can focus on growing their business.

Voyage Wealth Architects is a Minneapolis-based sophisticated planning and wealth management firm. We specialize in values-based planning that helps dynamic families and entrepreneurs/owners connect their wealth to their specific vision and values. Through comprehensive financial planning that integrates advanced investment strategies with risk management, tax mitigation, and coordination of advisory teams, we are experts in helping business owners, executives, and business professionals craft personalized financial plans designed to weather any storm, allowing clients to enjoy life’s voyage now and for generations to come. Learn more about starting your voyage at

Forget faceless banks. Security Bank & Trust Co. backs the hustlers, the dreamers, the doers. We’re rooted in your community, fueling local businesses with smart loans and expert guidance. Together, let’s grow your legacy and strengthen your town. Learn how we can make a difference for you, your business, and our shared home.

Crux Rubicon specializes in end-to-end, integrated strategy and corporate development solutions for entrepreneurs and privately-held organizations.

Taft is a modern, progressive firm and the trusted advisor to many successful clients and an employer of choice in each of our major markets. With more than 800 attorneys in eight primary Midwest markets and the District of Columbus, the firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including: Business, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Energy, Environmental, Finance, Health and Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Public Affairs, Private Client, Real Estate, and Tax.

Eide Bailly is a business advisory and accounting firm helping clients embrace the opportunities that change and innovation bring to the evolving business landscape and personal financial decisions. We offer our clients inspired ideas and solutions to tackle risk and spur growth.

Turning common practice on its head in pursuit of client success is what makes Husch Blackwell unlike any other firm. This means rather than just giving lip service to putting clients first, we are client-centric by design. Our multidisciplinary teams—staffed with experienced legal counsel, business consultants, data scientists, and client service managers—are organized around client industries and incentivized to work collaboratively to help our clients succeed. With more than 20 offices across the United States, including our virtual office, The Link, we tap an ever-expanding collective knowledge base to quickly solve our clients’ most complex challenges.

Non Profit Partners

At the Schulze School, we teach students to use entrepreneurial skills to solve problems that matter and create value for others. Schulze is more than a school—it’s a hub of innovative thinking that engages students, seasoned entrepreneurs, small businesses, change makers and leaders. Innovators from all disciplines come to the Schulze School to explore new opportunities, make connections and turn their ideas into reality.

Gustavus is creating an entrepreneurial spirit for all students no matter what major they choose. Through our liberal arts focus and strong interdisciplinary programs, students gain critical thinking skills, excellent communication skills and a passion for innovation and problem solving. Experiential learning is a core component for students that includes working with start-ups and non-profits, internships and a robust mentor program. We want to help the next generation of entrepreneurs make their life count. If you’d like to help in this vision, contact Cathy Harms at [email protected].

Promotional Partners

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In-Kind Sponsors

Hill Capital understands the entrepreneurial journey and was created to partner with business owners who align with our core values and want to grow their business.
What does that mean? We start by investing up to $1 million in growth-oriented companies without taking away the autonomy to run their business via an Equity Based Note. This structure is designed to take equity risk, maintain optionality for the business owner, and recognize that nobody understands a business and opportunity better than the founders.
We support each business owner on their journey by providing access to our network of experienced business professionals within the Empire Builders Community. We will be there every step of the way providing support, financial planning and analysis, and a team of individuals invested in your success to celebrate issues and create your legacy.
Want to chat with us?  Connect with us today via our website!

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CodeLaunch is a traveling tech startup showcase that leverages the support of leading product development brands to help tech founders build world-class products, and then launch. It’s unique live “venturetainment” show provides a platform for early-stage startups to showcase their products and ventures to investors and has been called “The Greatest Startup Show On Earth”. The CodeLaunch event on May 9th a 7pm ( doors 5pm ) will be a vibrant celebration for Minnesota’s tech ecosystem and a place where early-stage investors find elevated deal flow. This is the first time CodeLaunch has come to Minnesota since starting in Texas in 2013.🚀