Elevate wins the Minnesota Cup High Tech Division

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MNC10LogoBrownMinnesota Cup judges have finalized their debate of the day around which startup is crowned the winner of this years high tech division.

Elevate Research has been chosen to receive $30k no-strings-attached-cash-money and will be advancing to the final awards event on September 10th for a shot at another $50k as they compete against winners from six other divisions.

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Two Minnesota tech startups find funding from Gopher Angels

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GAMinnesota investment group Gopher Angels recently added two more local tech startups to their growing portfolio, according to partner David Russick.

Members of Gopher Angels have invested a combined $100k into At-Scene, known for their police-friendly mobile application iCrime Fighter, and $175k for Thrill On, pioneers of the social tagboard site for adventurous individuals.

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Beta Byte: ForMyChildren

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ForMyChildrenBeta Byte is a series underwritten by Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.

What is the name of the company?

Our company is called ForMyChildren and the product is LifeDeposit Box.

What problem does this solve?

ForMyChildren provides a solution to a critical problem facing any parent or grandparent – how to create, gather, preserve and share all the vital documents, family history, photos, videos and memories that are vital to the well-being and success of their children and grandchildren – in one safe, secure place.

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Mednology Solutions of Excelsior has an app for the fast-paced ER

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By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune

“Every minute counts at a hospital emergency department. But the hectic, unpredictable pace can make it a surprisingly inefficient workplace.   Overhead paging systems bark out tasks that fade into the background when paramedics rush a patient through the doors.  Too often, doctors spend time getting drinking water for a patient – or searching for someone else to get it.

Excelsior-based startup Mednology Solutions [SynapseBLUE] is developing software its founders say improves workflow at hospitals and urgent care clinics so that doctors and nurses can focus on medical care.”

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IoT firm Logic PD gets cozy with local health tech startup WellClub

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company specializing in developing connected electronic devices, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with WellClub, a web- and mobile-based behavioral coaching company. Together, Logic PD and WellClub will help healthcare organizations lower chronic care costs and improve patient health through the integration of behavioral coaching software into technology devices and wearables.”

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Twin Cities’ Confluence Capital Partners funds fintech startup Upside

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“Change is in the air for the next generation of investors.  Millennials are shunning traditional investment firms due to high fees and “hard sales” tactics of advisors.  This has lead to the rise of the so called “robo-advisors” with recent growth explosions from companies such as Wealthfront and Betterment.  This has investment advisors worried as they hope to not lose out on the next generation of investors.

Upside flips this scenario on its head.  This service gives investment advisers a white label solution that’s very similar to what other “robo-advisors” offer. 

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3M’s venture arm backs Canadian smart grid chip maker SEI

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“ST. PAUL, Minn.–August 24– 3M New Ventures – the corporate venture arm of 3M – announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a move that will further accelerate SEI’s efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the energy sector.”

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Thank You Sponsor: NativeX

by The TECHdotMN Team

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NativeXIt is important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you NativeX for reinvesting!

What does NativeX do?

We provide the leading native ad technology for mobile games. We believe that free-to-play games should have advertising that is designed from the bottom-up with their player experience in mind.

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