Northwest Innovation

Advance Thief River is part of the Northwest Innovation hub, providing tools and access to resources to area entrepreneurs.

The Land of Business Opportunity

We work hard to create opportunities for new businesses to start operations here, as well as creating opportunities for existing businesses to grow.

Accelerating Start Ups

Launching a new business is both exciting and challenging. Fortunately, there is now have an online tool to make it easier!

Advance Thief River is part of NoW Innovators, an effort being led by Greater Bemidji. As part of NoW Innovators, Advance Thief River is connecting area entrepreneurs to resources and services that will help them launch and grow their businesses.

This program is supported by Launch Minnesota and powered by Startup Space. You can use this tool to filter organizations, services, resources and discover the ones that are uniquely positioned to help you,

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner, get started using the Startup Space app for resources, events and community support!

Learn how to sign up and begin using StartupSpace:

Business Owners: check out this short tutorial to highlight your business.

More Launch Minnesota Resources

Whether you dream of starting an innovative business or you’re already underway, Launch Minnesota is here to help you navigate your journey. Through grants, tax credits, educational programming, and a statewide network, we’re building efforts to help grow Minnesota’s startup ecosystem.

Two Rivers Angel Network

Thief River Falls area entrepreneurs have access to angel investment capital through Two Rivers Angel Network, a network of accredited investors with a focus on Thief River Falls area startups. Visit the Two Rivers Angel Network website to learn more or submit and application.


Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Advance Thief River
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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