101 Top Minnesota Communities Companies and Startups of 2021

July 6, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Communities companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Communities industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Minnesota Communities Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Target

Target

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Target is an American retailing company providing access to a wide selection of products such as furniture, electronics, toys, and more.

Kidizen

Kidizen

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Kidizen is the peer-to-peer marketplace for parents to shop and sell kids’ clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.

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Pikup

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Pikup connects people who need something with friends and neighbors who are already on their way to and from a store.

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Riverland Bank

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Riverland Bank Providing First Choice Banking on a First Name Basis.

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The Waters

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The Waters is an owner, operator, and developer of distinctive senior living communities.

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Jobiki

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We connect people with better information to discover great companies that embody their idea of a great place to work.

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Bold Orange

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Bold Orange is a human connections company with a two-fold purpose: business and societal progress.

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Blu Dot

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Blu Dot is a designer of unique contemporary furniture for the home and office.

Kidizen

Be The Match

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Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.

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Global Traffic Technologies

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Global Traffic Technologies is a manufacturing of opticom priority control systems and Canoga traffic-sensing systems.

Kidizen

Blue Zones

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Blue Zones is a company that promotes healthy living environment through their projects and public speaking.

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Eden Prairie

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Eden Prairie is a government organization bringing thousands of homes and businesses to the area.

Kidizen

Beta.MN

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Beta.MN is an organization of friends & founders gathering together to support Minnesota’s start-up community.

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AirVuz

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AirVūz is an aerial video and photography sharing platform and global community for drone pilots and aerial media enthusiasts.

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Transit Team

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Transit Team is a transportation company that offers paratransit services.

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ACA International

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ACA International is the trade association for credit and collection professionals.

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Community Reinvestment Fund

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Community Reinvestment Fund is a national nonprofit, helps change the lives of people living in economically disadvantaged communities.

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Tech Dump

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Tech Dump, a division of Jobs Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing job training and practical experience for adults.

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Venture Academy

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New 6-12 Mpls school. They ignite the passion of young people to become entrepreneurial leaders who change the world.

Kidizen

The Bank of Elk River

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The Bank of Elk River is a community bank operating in Minnesota.

Kidizen

Bush Foundation

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The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them.

Kidizen

Owakihi

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Owakihi provides home and community-based supports to people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs.

Kidizen

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation – SMIF

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation works to leverage assets, foster collaboration, increase funding, and enhance knowledge.

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Minneapolis Club

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Since 1883, the Minneapolis Club has served as the region’s premier gathering place for business, civic and community leaders

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Innovative Packaging Solutions

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Innovative Packaging Solutions has more than 40 years of experience working with a wide range of products, packaging materials.

Kidizen

National Ataxia Foundation

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The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia through support, education, and research.

Kidizen

East Side Neighborhood Services

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East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit organization that conducts youth, childcare, food shelf programs and social services.

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Business Leaders for Michigan

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BLM is a private, nonprofit organization.

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WomenVenture

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WomenVenture helps women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses.

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Exponent Public Relations

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Exponent Public Relations is amodern public relations agency company located in Minneapolis.

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Accra Care

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Accra Care is a non-profit offering personalized self-directed home care services.

Kidizen

Social Impact Branding – SoPac, Inc.

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A digital co-working platform providing unlimited access to social technology education & ondemand match making services in IoT.

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Just For Kix

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Just For Kix is a performing arts company offering dancewear, dance costumes, and dance shoes.

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State Bank Financial

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For over 134 years State Bank Financial has been committed to building strong communities.

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Femfessionals LLC DBA FemCityå¨

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Femfessionals DBA FemCity is a civic & social organization providing women business online community services.

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North Shore Bank of Commerce

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North Shore Bank of Commerce is a community bank operating in Minnesota.

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Drake Bank

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Drake Bank is a community bank located in Minnesota providing entrepreneurial and professional solutions..

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Arrow Lift

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Arrow Lift is a accessibility company specializing in stair lifts, home elevators, LU/LAs, platform lifts and service.

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Lola Red Public Relations

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Lola Red is a dynamic public relations agency with the spirit and the strategy to help our clients make an impact.

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YMCA Twin Cities

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We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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CEDA

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CEDA offers small business assistance, community support programs, grant writing & management, community planning and development services.

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Patent Buddy

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Patent Buddy was created in 2007 by a group of senior patent lawyers from one of the world’s leading patent law firms.

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Printing Industry Midwest

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Printing Industry Midwest is a trade association represents the print & graphic communication companies.

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Cities Credit Union

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Cities Credit Union is a financial institution serving the communities of Vadnais heights, white bear Lake – Township and Gem Lake.

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Red Wing Ignite

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Red Wing Ignite has a business accelerator for early stage businesses.

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Clean Energy Resource Teams

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Helping communities determine their clean energy future!

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Humble Beginnings

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Humble Beginnings Inc. has demonstrated sustainability in transitioning juvenile offenders back into their communities.

Kidizen

Lake Area Bank

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Lake Area Bank is a community bank with operations in Minnesota.

Kidizen

Minnesota Credit Unions

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Minnesota Credit Unions is a state trade association that offers credit services.

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Hoodstarter

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Every community has vacant commercial spaces.

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Community Broadband Networks

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Communities across America have built their own broadband networks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and fast networks.

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University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

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Minnesota Medical Center is inpatient and outpatient facilities and connected with six community clinics and many specialty clinics.

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Minne*

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Minne✱ is the organization behind minnedemo, where live software is demo-ed and everybody in the tech scene comes to network.

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Knowki

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Spaced Repetition Community

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Medtronic Foundation

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Medtronic Foundation helps address unmet health needs in underserved communities worldwide.

Kidizen

Citizens Bank Minnesota

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Citizens Bank Minnesota is a community bank with offices in Minnesota.

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First National Bank of Waseca

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First National Bank of Waseca is a banking firm maintaining the personal aspects of community banking.

Kidizen

JEC Miller

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JEC Miller provides Supported Living Services to individuals with disabilities who require daily staff presence to support them.

Kidizen

Brainco

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A workshop that helped copywriters and art directors put together portfolios and get their first jobs.

Kidizen

Common Ground Meditation Center

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Common Ground is a community meditation center dedicated to the practice of mindfulness.

Kidizen

Opportunity Services

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Opportunity Services is a nonprofit organization that offers job assistance and community immersion services.

Kidizen

Faith Community Foundation

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InFaith Community Foundation is a national charity with a mission to serve donors.

Kidizen

Catholic Community Foundation

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Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) was founded with the mission to support financially the spiritual, educational and social needs

Kidizen

Tula Yoga & Wellness

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Acupuncture, Yoga Teacher Training, Fitness Center, Life Coaching, Aerial Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga Studio, Massage, Zumba, Yoga

Kidizen

BCS Computer Support

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BCS Computer Support provides ROI & cost analysis, hosted cloud-based system, networking, server support, and commercial support services.

Kidizen

MoreLaw Minneapolis, LLC

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MoreLaw Minneapolis is the execuitve suite exclusively for attorneys in downtown Minneapolis.

Kidizen

Cooperative Energy Futures

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Cooperative Energy Futures is an energy cooperative that helps in creating a community-powered energy.

Kidizen

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

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Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is to lead in the creation, promotion and enhancement of a healthy business environment.

Kidizen

The Minnesota Cup

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MN Cup is a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Kidizen

Radio Club of America

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Radio Club of America is the network of wireless communications professionals in the world, with members across the globe.

Kidizen

St Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority

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St Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority offers housing opportunities, fostering stability and promotes neighborhood revitalization.

Kidizen

Three Links Care Center

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Three Links has a long history in the Northfield community. We are sponsored by the fraternal order of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.

Kidizen

LifeTrak

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Lifetrack develops the strengths within those facing life’s greatest challenges.

Kidizen

MOJO Minnesota

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MOJO Minnesota is an innovation co-operative comprised of like-minded business leaders working to fuel entrepreneurship.

Kidizen

Armed Forces Journal

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AFJ is the leading joint-service journal of commentary and ideas for U.S. military officers and leaders in the defense community.

Kidizen

Papa Lemon Books

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Foster positive family connections and promote inter-generational relationships.

Kidizen

Lake Superior Community Health Center

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Lake Superior Community Health Center is a non-profit organization that offers a comprehensive range of health care services to communities.

Kidizen

Integrity Bank Plus

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Integrity Bank Plus provides community banking services.

Kidizen

iUsem

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iUsem is a social network that posts reviews of what people you know use and recommend.

Kidizen

Community Power Agency

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Community Power Agency is a social enterprise setup to support the development of a vibrant community energy sector in Australia.

Kidizen

Community Options & Resources

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Community Options & Resources offers in-home & basic support as well as personal training services to people with intellectual disabilities.

Kidizen

MinneAnalytics

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The nation’s largest regional analytics community and events organization.

Kidizen

Michael Batt Foundation

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Michael Batt Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation.

Kidizen

Stillwater Rotary Club

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Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.

Kidizen

Yellow Parachute

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Yellow Parachute creates free websites that help people connect, share, and interact in exciting new ways.

Kidizen

20% Theatre

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20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender theatre artists

Kidizen

Wednesdayz CIC

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Social Opportunities for Young People with Autism.

Kidizen

Thinkhaus

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Thinkhaus is a socially conscious graphic design company that uses design to foster social change and community advancement.

Kidizen

Doodlezoo

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Our future park will include a much larger diversity of animals to build a better curriculum and stewardship program.

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Finish Line Planner LLC

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Growing Organizations and Engaging Members

Kidizen

BattleBuddies

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Military Social Networking

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Minnesota United Methodist Foundation

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Minnesota United Methodist Foundation gives members an opportunity to support their local churches.

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Vertin

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Vertin is a funeral service company that provides professional and personalized service for families in their greatest time of need.

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Two Harbors Federal Credit Union

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Two Harbors Federal Credit Union is a member-owned non-profit cooperative that provides banking and financial services to its members.

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FinderBase

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FinderBase.com is an online community for lost & found.

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ORAM

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ORAM is a non-profit firm that protects the world’s most vulnerable refugees.

Kidizen

Public Insight Network

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Through Spot.Us the public can commission journalists to do investigations on important and perhaps overlooked stories.

Kidizen

White Bear Heights Senior Living

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Retirement & Assisted Living Facility

Kidizen

Minnov8

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Minnov8 was started in early 2008 to focus on technology innovation in the State of Minnesota.

Kidizen

Enterprise Request Management

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Enterprise request management news, information and resources

Kidizen

City of Wayzata

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City of Wayzata is a small lakefront community.

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