Fellowships at COCO

A program that gives deserving entrepreneurs access to COCO membership

Thanks to generous support from community businesses and organizations, COCO Fellowships provide deserving entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities–such as women, minorities, immigrants, veterans, LGBTQ identifying, and those with disabilities–access to COCO.

COCO Fellowships provide crucial business resources to these individuals and startups:

  • Instant network: Access to a community of over 1100 members in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago
  • Five coworking locations from which to operate
  • Member-only activities including lunch ‘n learns, happy hours and networking events
  • Ongoing educational and skills-based sessions hosted at COCO
  • Access to Google for Entrepreneurs partner resources and global network
  • Reciprocal visits to coworking spaces throughout the country via LeXC partnership

And more COCO membership amenities

Sponsoring companies have included:

Bright Peak Financial

Atomic Data

Meet Our Fellows

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Sarah Moe

Company: Sleep Health Specialists

Sleep Health Specialists is a passionate group of professionals dedicated to improving the health and productivity of your teams through sleep health education.

Sponsored by: Clockwork

 

What inspires you?

Bringing joy and energy back to people’s lives through the power of sleep!

 

Read more about Sarah’s Fellowship in this: blog post.

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Brian Maurer

Company: Mutambo
Sponsored by: Sunrise Banks

 

What’s your superpower?

Kindness, programming, and perseverance.

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Hussein Farah

Company: New Vision Foundation

New Vision Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a pathway to success by motivating disadvantaged youth in Minnesota through coding and digital literacy classes.

Sponsored by: Brightpeak Financial

 

What inspires you?

I’m always inspired by resiliency, especially by those who turn challenging situations into positive outcomes.

 

Read more about Hussein’s Fellowship in this: blog post.

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Claire DeBerg

Company: Cicada

CICADA is a boutique writing agency creating powerful content and bold communication pieces by a covey of savvy writers.

Sponsored by: The Foundation

 

What’s your superpower?

Content Calendaring. (Also creating new words.) I can meet with a friend, client or neighbor and within 5 minutes the vision of their content calendar spins up inside me: I can see the year-long plan for organizing their workout schedule, the daily social media plan across their various platforms or the bi-weekly planting scheme for their landscaping project. Content Calendaring is super and it’s powerful.

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Henry Amoloja

Company: MUROL

MUROL is the first landscape mode mobile app that allows you to use your entire screen to display your amazing photos. No quality compromises, no size restrictions. See the bigger picture.

Sponsored by: COCO

 

What inspires you?

I am inspired by everything around me. Awesome people, nature, creatives, entrepreneurs, kids, cars, technology, books, chess, architecture

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Tyrre Burks

Company: Player’s Health

Fundamentally changing the youth sports culture of how we care for an athlete’s health and manage that risk.

Sponsored by: COCO

 

What inspires you?

There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing someone achieve their dreams after hardwork, faith and perseverance.

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James Jones

Company: Spark DJ

Spark DJ is a music streaming service that combines DJ inspiration, seamless song transitions and requests from the crowd, giving users an exceptional party experience.

Sponsored by: Atomic Data

 

What inspires you?

Seeing people leverage their authentic selves, impacting the world, and Kendrick Lamar albums