Ben Rasmussen


Twin Ignition




Opening an office in Northeast Minneapolis where founders could gather to work on their startups was crucial to Ben Rasmussen, co-founder of the new Twin Ignition incubator. “I’ve been blessed and fortunate,” says Rasmussen, also chairman of the corporate parent of Northeast Bank, purchased by his father in 1958. With partners Seth Peter, Mike Nathan, and Scott Aubitz, Twin Ignition has made its first two tech investments and plans on six more in the $25,000 to $60,000 range in 2020. Expect more from Rasmussen and partners in 2020—he’s particularly interested in startups related to health care and climate change.