Minnesota Pavilions

This program offers discounted space and promotional and logistical support to Minnesota food and beverage companies who want to exhibit in a Minnesota Pavilion at select business-to-business (B-to-B) tradeshows. Working with the MDA and other Minnesota companies can help you stand out at these crowded events and improve your return on investment (ROI).

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MN Pavilion Events

Working with the MDA and other Minnesota companies can help you stand out at these crowded events and improve your return on investment (ROI).

Walk The Floor Mentorship:

This new program provides the opportunity for leaders of companies founded in Minnesota to attend a national tradeshow with a Minnesota Pavilion and learn from current exhibitors.

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Join us at events or for mentorship. In 2020, Minnesota Pavilions will be featured at a number of shows. You can also sign up to take advantage of our Walk the Floor Mentorship Programs.

Reasons to Join Team Minnesota

Comments from participants:

  • We met the Costco buyer and were invited in to present our line!
  • We are now selling product in over a 100 new locations.
  • We have over a dozen high profile accounts we are now connected to and working closely with to get them our product.

MN Pavilion Opportunities

 

Walk the Floor Mentorship

Mentorship includes:

  • Reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible expenses (one time per company; maximum $500)
  • Team Minnesota communications to help you prepare for the show
  • A match with a host company in the Minnesota Pavilion to learn about tradeshow preparation and execution
  • Time to walk around the tradeshow, assess competitive products, and attend education sessions and other tradeshow-related events

NOTE: Reimbursements for the mentorship program count toward your annual New Markets Cost Share Program award.

How to Apply

Contact Brian Erickson for more details and to get a mentorship agreement form. You must have a signed agreement in place before the show begins.

Eligible Expenses

  • Airfare, or if driving, mileage at $.50/mile
  • Lodging (hotel, home rental, etc.)
  • Show badge (if not provided)
  • Onsite business education sessions

Minnesota Companies Participating

Atlas Provisions

Atlas Provisions

Atlas Provisions Atlas Provisions was born out of the belief that food is a powerful connecting force. And there is so much out there that we don’t know about. We travel the world to identify good tasting, good for you foods from across the globe as a means to...

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Bare Honey

Bare Honey

Bare Honey Local, sustainably produced, Honey.Made by big happy, healthy bees that love their job!Harvested by local family farmers.instagramtwitterfacebookwill be at Natural Products Expo WestQuick LinksMN Pavilionp: (651) 201  6000 a: 625 Robert St N      St. Paul,...

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Big Watt

Big Watt

Big Watt Big Watt produces a family of beverages that provide clean, hydrating energy.Cold press coffees, sparkling caffeinated waters and roasted whole bean coffee.Always responsibly sourced, nothing artificial ever…simply delicious.Our sparkling waters are 100%...

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Bizzy Coffee

Bizzy Coffee

Bizzy Coffee Bizzy Coffee was founded by best friends Alex (left) and Andrew (right) while climbing the corporate ladder, running a group fitness company, and training for a 24-hour obstacle race. During those busy days cold brew coffee was the drink of choice for all...

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Crapola

Crapola

Crapola! ...we were living the country life on our very own off-grid homestead in northern Minnesota. That's when a silly conversation turned into inspiration for our granola business. One day I said something like "wouldn't it be funny if we made cranberry apple...

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Curly Girlz Candy

Curly Girlz Candy

Curly Girlz Candy Curly Girlz Candy was founded to satisfy the sweet tooth of those who have a taste for the best! You'll savor the smooth creaminess of our caramels, experience the rich vibrant flavors of our all natural fudge, and taste the difference that fresh,...

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D’Avocado

D’Avocado

D'Avocado D’Avocado is all natural and nutrient rich so it’s chocolate that’s actually good for you. Just seven simple ingredients including avocado, cocoa and some honey. Because it’s delicious and nutritious, and there are so many ways to eat it, you can enjoy it at...

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Daddy Sam’s

Daddy Sam’s

Daddy Sam's Bar-B-Que Sawce Carefully nurtured through four generations, this great sawce is now available to you. Today, the Oglesby family makes Daddy Sam’s recipe just like back on the ranch — with all natural ingredients. We hope you like it. Just slop it on!...

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Double Take Salsa

Double Take Salsa

Double Take Salsa Double Take Salsa exceeds expectations of salsa lovers throughout the Twin Cities. Our salsas and hot sauces are packed with flavor and have a bite to them.  We pride ourselves in the high quality of fresh ingredients and the craft that goes into...

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Dr. In the Kitchen – Flackers

Dr. In the Kitchen – Flackers

Dr. In the Kitchen - Flackers ​Makers of Flackers - Flax seed crackers and Toasted Seed Crisps.The perfect cracker for whatever Healthy diet or lifestyle you are living. High In Fiber, Good Fats, low Net Carbs. Gluten Free, USDA Organic, Non-GMO verified,...

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Five Friends Foods, LLC (nomi Snacks)

Five Friends Foods, LLC (nomi Snacks)

Five Friends (nomi Snacks) In 2012, a group of high school friends walked into a community kitchen in Minneapolis with the goal of making a better granola bar. Sick of eating the same old stuff, they developed a recipe with oats and fruit that actually tasted like...

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Freak Flag Organics

Freak Flag Organics

Freak Flag We’re into ultra-organic foods. Extra-amazing flavors. And positive people who can’t resist any chance to make, cook and create. It's why our definition of freak is: one who emits positivity via self-expression. Freak Flag Organics exists so that cooking...

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GRLK

GRLK

GRLK Grlk is a handmade garlic sauce, made from family traditions and of love. For us, Grlk is a  jar of awesomeness. twitterfacebookWinter Fancy Foods Show (booth 5510)Quick LinksMN Pavilionp: (651) 201  6000 a: 625 Robert St N      St. Paul, MN...

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Gustola Granola

Gustola Granola

Gustola Granola Gustola Granola delivers the kind of authentic simplicity and off-the-charts deliciousness that consumers not only value, but will come to the category for and buy again and again. Premium, clean ingredients like maple syrup, olive oil and egg whites...

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The Amazing Chickpea

The Amazing Chickpea

Healthy America, LLC- The Amazing Chickpea With a mixture of chickpeas, sunflower seeds, olive oil and cane sugar, The Amazing Chickpea captures the essential flavor that people love so much. Most people are sure they are tasting peanut butter when they taste The...

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MN Pavilion

p: (651) 201  6000

a: 625 Robert St N

     St. Paul, MN 55155-2538