Visual was cofounded by Chuck Olsen and Taylor Carik in response to constraints of the real world. Together with CTO Chris Johnson from Dual Reality Games, their vision is to create the first “social media viewer” application.
Flipgrid started inside the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML), moved into the Institute for Design and Innovation, and now lives as an indepedent venture. Design Professor and Co founder Charles Miller says that the product has facilitated some 2 million+ video shares since inception and will broaden its scope as short form video collaboration platform moving forward:
Kelvin Sense for Android, a free product of St. Paul-based Sense AI, allows the user to measure surrounding temperature without additional hardware. It also includes SDK for developers seeking temperature integration with their own products and services.
Minnesota tech startup Zahnk has turned to Kickstarter for cash, marketing, and product validation .
They’ve raised $1,800 from 24 backers so far — actually exceeding their goal.
“We picked a number that we knew would be achievable and practical to the first step in our business plan,” Zahnk co-founder and CEO Matt Leirdahl explains.