The Wall of Ideas

Looking to launch or grow your business?


Greater Fergus Falls is excited to announce the opportunity for entrepreneurs to particpate in this program in partnership with ILT Studios, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Great North Labs.  Greater Fergus Falls will be sponsoring two entrepreneurs to participate in this academy!

Eligible applicants:

  • those with a business idea

  • start-up businesses

  • existing businesses

Applicants must:

  • have an idea and/or small business interested in learning lean business practices to launch or grow their business

  • be available to actively participate fully in the 20-week training sessions

  • have the technology to participate virtually 

Deadline to apply:

  • December 1, 2020

The ILT Academy Certificate of Completion is endorsed by the State of Minnesota and Launch Minnesota.

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Applications are due December 1, 2020, and can be emailed to

Applicants will be notified by 4:30pm on December 11, 2020.

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This 20-week, State Certified cirriculum will include:

  • Start-up Innovation (4 weeks)

  • Customer Driven Innovation Workshop (5 weeks)

  • Developing Your Lean Start-up (9 weeks)



Upon completion of the Start-up Innovation course and Customer Driven Innovation Workshop, participants will gain the skills and be matched with a mentor to prepare to pitch your idea to a group of investors!


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