Target.com President Departs

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screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-12-57-23-pmBy Nick Halter, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Target.com President and Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldberger has left the Minneapolis retailer, Target Corp. confirmed Friday. Target (NYSE: TGT) did not explain the circumstances of the departure. Goldberger joined Target in 2013 and was promoted to chief digital officer in May.”

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HealthIT Startup OneMedNet Picks Up Another $350k In Equity

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-8-07-02-amA few short weeks after closing in on $950k, Eden Prairie-based OneMedNet has filed discslosure of another $350k of equity financing, cumulatively $1.3m in the month of September.

Formed in 2006, OneMedNet specializes in the exchange of medical imaging. Their flagship BEAM software suite features an array of features for providers and patients to securely and quickly share information across a number of devices and networks.

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Startup Weekend Twin Cities 8 Judges & Speakers Announced

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screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-7-08-52-amStartup Weekend Twin Cites 8the 54 hour hackathon for those who make, do and create — kicks off tonight at The University of Minnesota.

Part of the experience includes talks from qualified entrepreneurs followed by live final demos in front of Minnesota’s tech community.

Repeat entrepreneur Mitch Coopet will be delivering keynote on Sunday right before demos begin:

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B2B SaaS Firm Verisae Acquired By Texas-Based Accruent

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“AUSTIN, Texas — Accruent, the world’s largest provider of real estate, facilities and asset management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Verisae, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that connect facilities and assets to the maintenance and service network through the Internet of Things (IoT).”

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SportRadar Scores $250m Deal With The NBA

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By Sam Schaust, Twin Cities Business

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-10-06-15-am“Sportradar has inked an extensive deal with the National Basketball Association, which locks it in as the official provider of basketball-related statistics for the NBA, WNA and the NBA Development League.

The partnership, announced Thursday, will allow the sports data company—which holds its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis—to sell proprietary statistics from basketball games to a variety of companies, ranging from Coca-Cola to ESPN. Although Sportradar and the NBA have not disclosed the cost of the deal, Bloomberg news agency recently reported it was worth $250 million according to “people familiar with the negotiations.”

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[Video] Techstars + Target Retail Accelerator Final Demos

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ts_retail_target_fc_rgbHundreds of people came out in Minneapolis on Tuesday to see the culmination of first year efforts between Techstars and Target, aptly called The Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target.

This verticalized collaboration commenced last fall to “focus on bringing new technology, experiences, products, and solutions to retail,” and is driven by Managing Director Ryan Broshar working with Target’s Entrepreneurs in Residence under Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Casey Carl.

Captured below are final demos from the first class of startups in the retail accelerator. Notably, Branch Messenger and Inspectorio have committed to staying around in Minneapolis after the fact. 

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500 Startups Is Descending Upon Minnesota

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screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-11-44-29-am500 Startups, the “badass, global family of startup founders, mentors, and investors,” founded by Dave McClure & Christine Tsai is coming to Minnesota this month to connect with Minnesota tech entrepreneurs.

“We’re an accelerator that actually accelerates,” says 500 Startups EIR/Venture Partner Tristan Pollock, a Minnesota native currently residing in San Francisco.

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