Hennepin County Deploys New Data Deletion Policy


By Tim Nelson, MPRNews

“The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has started deleting some emails after just 30 days in a move that has some government watchdogs concerned. A new policy of deleting emails that are more than 180 days old will take effect countywide next year, but the sheriff’s office policy already is moving more quickly than that.”

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Five Minnesota Tech Companies Make The 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-10-14-24-amNew York professional services behemoth Deloitte announced today their annual ranking of the fastest growing North American tech companies.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 measures innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth to identify “companies on the cutting edge that are transforming the way we do business.”

Similar to the Inc. 500/5,000, but with an exclusive tech sector focus, their profiling provides insight into which local companies are growing based on percentage fiscal year revenue from 2012 to 2015. In 2012 and 2013, three Minnesota technology companies had ranked; in 2014 and 2015, it was four.

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Startup School Femtech Attendees Raise $2,000 For CodeSavvy

by The TECHdotMN Team


In Loving Memory of Rebecca Schatz

Attendees at today’s Startup School Femtech event donated a combined ~$2,000 via ticket sales to event beneficiary CodeSavvy.

CodeSavvy will use the funds to expand programming for Rebecca Coder Dojo — free mentored coding environment for young women ages 8-16 started February 2016 and has welcomed 200+ unique young girl coders to explore Scratch, App Inventor, and Arduino. Thank you Startup School Attendees for your generosity in supporting the future of women in tech.

After NodeSquirrel Buy, VC-Backed Pantheon Opens Office In Minneapolis

by Guest

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-41-02-amBy Tyler Gieseke

A new office space for a prominent San Francisco tech firm is now open for business in Minneapolis.

Pantheon, which offers a website hosting and management platform for WordPress and Drupal, launched new locations in both New York City and Minneapolis recently — making good on the plan laid over a year to establish a presence here.

The six year old venture is experiencing a rapid growth phase due both to venture capital infusion ($29m C in July) and demand from the Drupal and WordPress communities, said Adam Segar, a partner manager for Pantheon in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Lands Back In Top Ten Of Tech Business Ranking


By Adam Belz, Star Tribune

“Minnesota has crept back into the top ten of a national ranking of states by tech and science business prowess after a 12-year absence. The Milken Institute ranked Minnesota eighth in its State Technology and Science Index 2016, released Tuesday, thanks to the state’s strong tech workforce and strong investment in human capital.  Minnesota last found itself in the top ten in 2004. The study has been conducted every two years since 2002.”

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