Collider Foundation receives $40,000 grant

(ABC 6 News) – The Collider Foundation in Rochester was recently awarded a grant in the amount of
$40,000 by the Otto Bremer Trust.

This grant will support Collider’s work to empower Rochester’s early stage entrepreneurs and assist us in building upon lessons learned from our past successes and community feedback to expand our capacity to reduce and remove barriers to entrepreneurship.

This work will help “starters,” people who have an idea that they want to move forward with, go from idea to action, operationalize their business plan, feel more connected to and supported by their community, and will help to set them up for long term business success.

Collider Foundation believes that the support, education, and growth of our entrepreneurial
ecosystem is a pathway to a more prosperous and inclusive future for the Rochester community.
As an organization, Collider Foundation aims to identify and assist local innovators in
overcoming barriers to success by empowering an impactful, inclusive, and entrepreneur-first

Collider Foundation supports its mission through events, education, space, and storytelling to
help foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. This grant award will
allow for programmatic and operational support of the foundation’s ongoing activities throughout

“The entire Collider Board and I are so appreciative of the support of the Otto Bremer Trust.
Through this support, Collider will be able to do more to help grow and support Rochester
emerging business creators in their dreams of starting their own business,” says Traci Downs,
Board Chair of Collider Foundation.

The Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust based in St. Paul, Minn. Created in 1944 by
Otto Bremer, it is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota,
Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin