Who’s Driving Mobile Carpool App Launches Today

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Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 7.46.59 AMVia News Release

“Minneapolis, MN: The Who’s Driving app, which aims to help parents instantly organize carpools, is now available for both iPhone and Android users. The new app eliminates the need for parents to use group texts, email chains, last minute phone calls and complicated spreadsheets to organize their children’s carpools. Instead, all communications about upcoming carpools exist within one interface in the Who’s Driving App.”

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MUROL Wants To Flip The Screen On Photo Sharing

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Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.22.33 AMBy Adrienne Clairmont

There’s a difference between a good photo and a great photo, although the subtleties are often difficult to appreciate in our current mobile environment.

Photo-sharing apps can go so far as to force a user to crop and compromise the integrity of their image so that it will fit within some pre-designated box.

MUROL is a new Minneapolis based startup founded by entrepreneur Henry Amoloja that offers an entirely new photo-sharing experience by presenting full-screen images to the user in landscape mode.

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SparkDJ Is Out To Replace DJs with Data Science

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Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.22.59 AMWhen James Jones needed extra income to cover his tuition at Notre Dame University, the self-professed music junkie turned to his passion for the answer.

“My college life consisted of two things,” he says, all joking aside: “I studied and made music…my best friends were my turntables and my weekends were spent on the clock.”

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Former Quantum Retail CEO & Chairman Steve Buege Named SVP At Code42

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MINNEAPOLIS – May 25, 2016 Code42, the leader in endpoint data protection and security for the enterprise, today announced that Steve Buege, former CEO and chairman of the board at Quantum Retail Technology, has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of its new consumer, small business (CSB) division.”

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Minneapolis Startup Lewk Is An Algorithmically Curated Monthly Menswear Subscription

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By Fitz Tepper, TechCrunch

“Men hate shopping for clothes and think it’s a waste of time. That’s the narrative perpetuated by the countless personal shopping and subscription clothing startups that have popped up over the past few years.

But most of these startups require customers to spend time engaging with a stylist before they even receive a box of threads. So essentially you’re still spending time shopping, just not going to an actual store.

Thats why the mens’ subscription clothing startup Lewk caught my eye.”

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Minneapolis Startup REVL Wants To Put You In a Tesla, On Demand

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RevlLuxury car sharing startup REVL emerges from Minneapolis as an alternative for those who seek a unique driving experience.

It was during a startup sabbatical, halfway around the world, that Daniel Hobbs decided he was over one venture and ready for the next.

His last company, Divvy, was centered around the collaborative ownership of everyday items. It played into the broader themes associated with the sharing economy, popularized in sectors such as automotive (Lyft) and rentals (AirBnB).

While Divvy didn’t reach the traction to scale, the experience didn’t stop him from persevering.

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Phoji App Lets You Send Your Own Custom Emoticons

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By Kristen Painter, Star Tribune

“After Jay Coatta’s 16-year-old daughter won a tennis match, he received a text message from her that was filled with smiley-face emojis and other expressive icons.  Coatta was thrilled for her but frustrated. None of the emojis — cartoonish images that come installed on many smartphones — conveyed his daughter’s expressions like her own face could.

When he mentioned that to a friend, Jon Christensen, the two experimented to see if they could build a phone feature to allow customizable emojis. That’s when Phoji — a blended word of “photo” and “emoji” — was born.”

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Local Startup Pianu Is Hitting All The Right Notes

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pianuWhen Matt Curney was looking for a new challenge in life, he turned to coding and effectively taught himself how to program well into adulthood.

That experience would soon lead to a new career for the professional pianist, as he carved a niche in making websites for fellow musicians and their bands.  Eventually, he decided to combine his passion to play with his development chops and pursued a product to teach the universal language of sound.

Curney launched Pianu last year with $60k from Kickstarter as a way for anyone in the world to learn to play piano 100% online, using any device connected to the internet.

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