Andamio Games Receives $728k SBIR Grant

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Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 3.10.33 PM“Minneapolis, Minnesota: Educational technology innovator Andamio Games has been awarded a $728,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to support the development of collaborative games and a virtual lab environment for mobile devices that will help high school students learn difficult-to-teach STEM subjects.”

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How I Did it: MN Tech Entrepreneur Bryn Erickson on raising $1.3m

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Bryn Erickson is a the cofounder of Realvision, a virtual reality startup that recently closed $1.3m in series A investment. Here’s how he did it, in his own words:

The truth is, I did it with a lot of help from other people.

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Loup Ventures Creates A ‘Robot Fear Index’

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By Lee Schafer, Star Tribune

“The partners of Loup Ventures in Minneapolis have come up with a Robot Fear Index even though they aren’t afraid of robots at all.

These venture capitalists envision a future with the technology of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics and virtual reality used every day, by nearly everyone. So why publish an indicator of how much many of us fear that kind of future?”

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Mayo Clinic Ups Stake In Digital Health Startup AliveCor

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“The Mayo Clinic has increased its venture investment stake in a Silicon Valley digital health startup touting a smartphone-based system that taps Mayo’s know-how in machine learning to detect and predict abnormal heart rhythms and the risk for stroke.

AliveCor of Mountain View, California, announced last week it has completed a Series D funding round of $30 million, led by Omron Healthcare, with participation from Mayo and its other existing inside investors. The goal is to boost the fortunes of the new Kardia Pro software platform, which is aimed at doctors.”

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MN Cup 2017 Season Starts Today

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“MINNEAPOLIS — MARCH 20, 2017—Wondering if you have what it takes to create the next game-changing business venture in Minnesota? Drop by the MN Cup launch party March 20 in Saint Anthony Main’s Minneapolis Event Center to ask questions, meet past winners, and get a better feel for how MN Cup could help launch your dream — with $450,000 in total prizes!”

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Holding Space At The Midwest Capital Call 2017

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ad-techdotmn-midwestcapitalcall2017(1)We’re changing up the Midwest Capital Call this year in the essence of evolution.

As we enter iteration number four, the purpose remains the same: bring tech entrepreneurs and investors together in person for candid and enlightening conversations.

To connect, to learn, and to grow the fruits of labor.

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Minneapolis VR Startup Realvision Raises $1.3m Seed Round

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Realvision today announced the completion of a $1.3 million round of seed funding to aggressively accelerate product development for the company’s Realvision Tours.

Realvision Tours provide real estate professionals with a comprehensive content marketing package containing three of the most effective tools for selling properties online, including: a VR-ready, interactive 3D tour, an auto-generated floor plan drafted in architectural style, and unlimited high-quality still photographs of the listed property.”

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OneMedNet Raises Half A Million For Medical Imaging Software

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-8-07-02-amEden Prairie-based OneMedNet has raised $500k in equity investment per this SEC disclosure.

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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