A mobile project aimed at “connecting digital art in Minneapolis and St. Paul with the people around it” has successfully closed on a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The total round is projected to be $26m, perhaps closing in two tranches.
The Minnesota Health Action Group chose Zipnosis as the winner of the 2014 Minnesota Health Action Group Innovation Award, presented during the Innovator’s Showcase at the 7th Annual Employer Leadership Summit.
“Using proven technology from the medical device industry, proprietary IP, and the expertise of internationally renowned scientists, veterinarians, and research organizations, our mission is to be the world’s leading provider of highly sensitive and accurate tools for diagnosing and monitoring the health of livestock for producers and processors.
The City of Minneapolis last week published a request-for-proposal (RFP) document aimed at procuring IT services beginning in 2016.
“This is a multi year, multi-million dollar contract opportunity,” says the City’s CIO Otto Doll, who oversees approximately 60 employees and $30m budget. “It is a waterfront of IT services.”
The San Francisco based company is known for matching people seeking rides with pre-screened and insured local drivers who use their own cars. Popularized in many communities across the country (resistance notwithstanding), Lyft has wanted in on Minneapolis since clearing St. Paul last August.
What better on snowed-in Saturday than to huddle up make, do and create?
Co-founders Evan Carothers and Steve Peck delivered an eight minute pitch earlier this evening to an intimate crowd of CoCo members and judges. The event coincides with CoCo + Google’s partnership, as part of the Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network.
When it comes to startups and emerging companies, the availability of investment capital is one core measurement of market vitality. A take on where Minnesota’s tech ecosystem stands in this context: