30 September 2021

Working Towards SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

At Impact Hub, we believe that change cannot happen in isolation. We need to collaborate! SDG 17 articulates the importance of global, regional, national and local partnerships built upon a shared vision and goals.

We are proud to partner with amazing organizations in the Twin Cities including; Chameleon Shoppes, Cogent Consulting, Global Shapers, Social Enterprise MSP, Forge North, MINN, The MN Cup, TCSW. Thank you for your commitment to social impact!

Chameleon Logo


The Chameleon Consortium is a private-public group dedicated to the experiential and economic vitality of downtown Minneapolis. Our purpose is to create vibrant downtown experiences by transforming empty retail spaces into equity opportunities for BIPOC- and women-owned businesses. We’re passionate about opening up business opportunities that may not have been possible before. We’re thrilled to be a part of an evolving downtown that evokes inclusive interest, attraction and pride.

At Cogent, We Speak the Language of Philanthropy, Business, and Impact Investing

We’re a financial and impact investing firm empowering purpose-driven organizations to drive positive impact in their communities. We love helping our clients and communities do good well in a smart, efficient way to help give you a fresh perspective on the way you think about money. We do this by applying traditional investment, community engagement, and creative design approaches to impact investing and strategy development.

Global Shapers

The Power of Youth in Action

The Minneapolis Global Shapers are a bridge between those who lead change and those who wish to; we are a bridge between those whose voices are powerful and those whose voices are under-represented. As Shapers and as friends, we put people first and use our collective strengths to complement each other’s efforts to create positive, sustainable systems change.

Social Enterprise MSP


People are driven by purpose. Why isn’t our economy? We are driving a movement of businesses, organizations and individuals who dedicate themselves to making a positive impact through social enterprise. Join the growing community of changemakers in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Forge North

Your front door to startup growth in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Forge North is both a rally cry and an active coalition of entrepreneursinvestorsbusiness leaders, and other problem solvers united to make Minneapolis-Saint Paul the best place to start and scale ventures. Learn more about us in the video.


Forum for international practitioners and supporters to learn, network and exchange professional expertise.

Our Vision: To be the leader in providing a collaborative environment for Minnesota international NGOs to learn and exchange ideas. Our efforts result in innovative and effective solutions that enrich the lives of the global community.

Our Work: Founded in the spring of 2005, The Minnesota International NGO Network serves to connect all international humanitarian and development practitioners and supporters based in Minnesota, through education, networking, and information resources. Whether you are new to the world of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or a seasoned veteran, MINN is your forum to connect with colleagues and stay aware of what other NGOs based in Minnesota are doing around the world.

MN Cup

Startup Competition. Seed Funding. Mentorship. Pitch Coaching. Exposure. Connection to experts.

MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership supporting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. We host an annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with education, mentorship and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. Our competition and events are totally free, and we take no equity in exchange for the seed funding we give away. You won’t find any other industry-agnostic competition like ours.


In every corner of the Twin Cities Metro Area there’s a hacker, builder, artist, engineer, and entrepreneur whose efforts power the future economic vitality of this great state. During this week, we celebrate their efforts in the form of attention, praise, and investment… if you feel so bold. It’s an entire week of Minnesota-made innovations on display.