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We are hiring writers who want to explore happenings around Minnesota’s burgeoning technology industry.

These positions will start small with the potential and intention of evolving into longer-term relationships.  We value curiosity, passion and hustle over formal education/experience.  If you or someone you know would like to consider this opportunity, please start here.

Onward!

Collaborative consumption? Try collaborative ownership with Divvy

9nBlJ_Dx_400x400Minneapolis startup Divvy is young, progressive and audaciously ambitious.

Their to-be-released platform is pushing the notion of collaborative consumption to the next level though peer to peer shared ownership.

“The sharing economy once stood for one-off experiences,” CEO Daniel Hobbs says, as though the AirBnB and Lyft’s of the world were already archaic.

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Andas wins the Minnesota Cup LifeScience & HealthIT division

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Minneapolis stealthy startup Andas is crowned the champion in the Life Science & Health IT division of this year’s Minnesota Cup competition.

Readers may recognize Andas as a spinout from the University of Minnesota, licensed as a biomarker sensor system.

The venture has expanded vision beyond the initial breathalyzer angle, co founder Joe Jensen explains.

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Meet a Minnesota CTO: Kurt Larson

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KurtLarsonNimbelinkThank you to Andcor Companies for underwriting the Meet a Minnesota CTO series.

Kurt Larson is the CTO of NimbeLink, Plymouth-based provider of M2M technologies for SMB’s.

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I’ve been in this space for 14 years designing and manufacturing products for embedded medical and defense applications. Academically I hold Electrical, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering degrees from the U of M and an MBA from Duke University.

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$100K startup pitch contest coming to Minneapolis

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

“AOL co-founder and investor Steve Case’s “Rise of the Rest” road tour, which aims to recognize entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley, will stop in Minneapolis in October.

Case will host several events Oct. 7 at CoCo’s downtown Minneapolis location and the Varsity Theater, including a pitch competition for startups. Case pledged to invest $100,000 in the winning company.”

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Minneapolis to roll-out ‘Coding Bootcamps’ in 2015

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“In early 2015, City of Minneapolis Employment Training in partnership with Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTC) will kick-off its first Coding Bootcamp aimed at preparing jobseekers to do programming and coding and other IT-related functions that are in immediate demand in Minneapolis.”

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DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?

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By Brian Krebs,

“Sources in the financial industry say they’re seeing signs that [Edina-based] Dairy Queen may be the latest retail chain to be victimized by cybercrooks bent on stealing credit and debit card data. Dairy Queen says it has no indication of a card breach at any of its thousands of locations, but the company also acknowledges that nearly all stores are franchises and that there is no established company process or requirement that franchisees communicate security issues or card breaches to Dairy Queen headquarters.”

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