It’s Startup Summer For These Macalester Students


MacStartups 2.0

14 Macalester students are participating in Mac Startups 2.0

College students have no shortage of life to live during summer break. Traveling, family, jobs or internships and social demands are all commonplace for average student these days. For many, it’s a combination of simultaneously catching up while preparing for the year ahead.

Mac Startups, an initiative piloted by former student Petar Petrovic among others, is back again for those Scots who want to explore a different path.  The three month crash course on entrepreneurship has been underway for a month already, with guest speakers, lean startup lessons, business model canvassing, and entrepreneurial mentorship from the community and alumni — including Foundry VC Seth Levine.

This years program received over 50 applications that were paired down to 14 students who have formed on 5-6 teams to create and launch their ideas into the real world.  As Petrovic has graduated, he’s passed the reigns to Jonah Kaplan & Zach Willert leading the charge.

Last year, over 100 people came out to see the final demos, and this year they’re shooting for a bigger finale during Twin Cities Startup Week Sept. 8 – 13.


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