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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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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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MN Fintech Startup Upsie Sees More Investment

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Minnesota fintech startup Upsie has picked up ~$100k between Village Capital and Access Ventures.

Founder Clarence Bethea was chosen as one of two ventures to participate in the fintech cohort of Village Capital’s peer to peer investment model, which comes with a $75k minimum and a summer’s worth of mentorship between New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

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Two Target/Techstars Startups Plan To Stick Around Post Accelerator

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Target - Techstars AcceleratorDuring yesterday’s grand finale demo day at Orchestra Hall, Target’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer Casey Carl announced they would be extending their accelerator space in Minneapolis to all 10 of the Techstars Retail startups through end of year 2016.

Beyond that, two of ten explicitly stated their intentions of remaining in Minnesota for the long term: Inspectorio and Branch Messenger.

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Q&A With Mitch Coopet On His New AI Startup Aftercode

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coopetFor repeat tech entrepreneur Mitch Coopet, Aftercode isn’t just about what comes after Code42, the firm he cofounded with partners Matthew Dornquast and Brian Bispala in 2001.

Its dual meaning is found in a future that comes after the code.

We sat down with Coopet to hear more about what’s in store for the next chapter:

When and why did you leave Code42?

Rewind back to 2015 when I was interim CEO and my job was to find our next leader, which was Joe Payne. At that point, I was contemplating my next role and Payne suggested that I finally take some vacation time that I had accrued over the years.

…That turned into a sabbatical, in retrospect.

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gBETA’s Pre- Accelerator Is Ramping Up This Fall In Minneapolis

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screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-12-04-15-pmGener8tor is spreading wings in Minnesota this fall with the introduction of gBETA, a  “pre-accelerator”.

The program is designed to support local tech entrepreneurs in their earliest form, while seen as an onroad for broader ambitions of a full-on gener8tor accelerator launching in Minneapolis early next year.

There is no funding/equity exchange with gBETA, rather teams meet individually and collectively throughout the course of the six week program for curriculum, networking, and mentorship.

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The Iron Yard Offers Free Tuition For Women and Minorities In Minnesota

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screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-50-36-pmThe Iron Yard announced last week a partnership with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE to launch a $40m Tech Opportunity Fund for some free tuition in 2017 across their nationwide network of 21 coding schools.

These ‘diversity scholarships’ are reserved exclusively for women and minorities, beginning in 2017.

Greenville, South Carolina-based Iron Yard opened a Minneapolis chapter in January, 2016, and has since completed one cohort, with upcoming Front-End and Back-End Engineering slated for October 17.

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