Silicon Prairie Online Is A Minnesota Moonshot

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Silicon Prairie Online creator David Duccini is poised to change the mechanics of money from Minnesota.

The consummate technologist has kept his eyes glued on two moving targets for the last few years while patiently waiting for that window of opportunity.  Between the maturation of blockchain technology and the legalization of equity crowding, this prophetic entrepreneur sits at the confluence, ready to strike gold.

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Minnesota Medical Analytics Firm Apri Health Lands $500K Debt Financing

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By Don Jacobson, Twin Cities Business

“Rochester-based medical data analytics firm Apri Health, cofounded by former Mayo Clinic doctor Mark Ereth, landed $500,000 in convertible debt financing as it seeks to expand its market focus.

A Canadian regulatory filing shows the company got the investment this spring from Alternate Health Corp. (CSE: AHG) of Vancouver, a health care holding company connected with Apri co-founder and president Dr. Jamison Feramisco, which is operating in the medical cannabis industry.”

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After Selling Questar For $128m, Jamie Post Candee Takes The Lead At Edmentum

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edmentum, a leading provider of web-based learning solutions, today announced the appointment of Jamie Post Candee to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is a return to Edmentum for Ms. Candee, who previously served in a variety of positions with the company from 2005 to 2014, including Chief Revenue Officer, before joining Questar Assessment as its President and CEO in 2014.

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Outside In With Jason Lehtinen, Flyover Capital

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Outside In: Q&A with tech investors from outside Minnesota

 
What is your name, title, firm/fund and Linkedin profile?

Jason Lehtinen, Mariner Holdings (majority owner of Flyover Capital)

What City is the firm/fund located and what is the founding history?

Our venture capital firm, Flyover Capital is based in Kansas City, and is focused on investing in markets that they believe are generally underserved by venture capitalists relative to the coasts. The founding partners are a group of technology entrepreneurs and business operators that are passionate about building the next generation of technology success stories in the region. Given our backgrounds of being experienced in building businesses, we aim to align our investments in areas where we believe we can help navigate the waters from fundraising to exit.

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Danish Tech Company Queue-It To Open Minneapolis Office

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“COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 23, 2017 —- Danish technology company Queue-it will open a North American office in Minneapolis in June.

Queue-it is the provider of a virtual waiting room system primarily used for handling major ticket on sales by ticketing software companies, venues and performing arts centers, as well as online retailers managing online product launches, limited collection releases, and major sales like Black Friday.”

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Popular Internet Privacy Measure Dies At Minnesota’s Capitol

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By Tim Nelson, MPR News

“Internet privacy was a popular idea earlier in the Minnesota legislative session — getting 200 of the 201 votes in previous votes in both the House and Senate.  Lawmakers didn’t want internet service providers to be able to sell information about their customers’ web browsing history.  But that provision didn’t make the final cut in the final jobs budget bill hammered out in the early hours Monday morning at the Capitol.”

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Beta.MN / Byte: Recreogo

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 

What is the name of the company and/or product?

Recreogo – www.recreogo.com

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

The problem is that there is currently not an easy way for consumers to search, locate and reserve recreational rental equipment online from businesses. Most businesses are using outdated and manual reservation management tools resulting in significant missed revenue opportunities.

Our Recreogo platform provides businesses with a robust tool to help manage their inventory and reservations. In turn, through our platform, consumers can now access the inventory to see what is available and book right online.

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