NEON is a place where entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive while building wealth in north Minneapolis and surrounding communities. We work with entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a business and those who are existing business owners.

NEON is deeply committed to entrepreneurs, providing them with access to financial services and supports. NEON’s goal is to offer small businesses the support, technical assistance and capital they will need to be successful. 

Northside Economic Investors

The Northside Economic Investors is a group of leadership donors invested in building wealth for low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis. Through annual leadership gifts of $2,500 or more, the Northside Economic Investors are catalysts in transforming North Minneapolis.

Become an Investor Today

Email for more information about becoming an investor at one of these levels:

Angel Investor: $25,000 and above

Venture Capitalist Investor: $10,000

Equity partner: $4,000

Investor: $2,500

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NEON Leadership Giving

Donate to Make Our Work Possible

Your donation to Northside Economic Opportunity Network supports:

$50 Helps an entrepreneur get started with a home-based business


$100 Supports 1 training session:

How to create a business plan

How to promote your business

Social media 101 for small business

Transform innovative idea to reality


$150 Allows us to prepare a business loan application


$200 Pays for private space at NEON for entrepreneurs to engage with like-minded professionals

Allows an entrepreneur to purchase office or kitchen equipment

$250 Provides networking training classes

Provides marketing training classes

Helps an entrepreneur with training classes:

Analyze market and challenges

Assess capital needs


$500 Provides professional consultation:

Legal – 1 hour of consultation

Marketing – 4 hours of consultation

Accounting – 5 months of services