The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Mary’s was awarded the Downtown Activation Award for helping to found the Garage Co-Work Space, 123 Lafayette St. The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce honored the Kabara Institute along with its partners in the Garage Co-Work Space Cohort (Winona Port Authority, Winona State University College of Business, and Winona Area Chamber of Commerce).

The Garage Co-Work works to promote and foster entrepreneurship. The innovative office space, meeting, and event venue offers shared professional workspace for independent workers such as telecommuters, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and more. Visit thegaragecowork.com for more information.

Collaborating across universities

Students from Saint Mary’s, Winona State University, and Minnesota State College Southeast will come together at the Co-Work Space for a new initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to launch a Winona Area Student Startup. Faculty from all three institutions will facilitate, and the students will create teams that will present to the community at the end of the program.

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