Neela Mollgaard Chosen to Lead New State Economic Development Initiative
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Neela Mollgaard has been named executive director of Launch Minnesota, the state’s latest initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurialism. She’ll take the reins August 26.
The program was developed, in part, during the 2019 legislative session through a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Launch Minnesota brings private businesses and nonprofits together to provide financial incentives, training, and grants to individuals—especially women, veterans, and people of color—who want to start companies in technology sectors including aerospace, agriculture, nanotechnology, and medical devices.
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