Thank You Sponsor: Saturn Systems

by The TECHdotMN Team

It is important we recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their direct contribution advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Saturn Systems for reinvesting!

What does Saturn Systems do?

Saturn Systems is a software engineering firm specializing in custom web, cloud and mobile development, device integration and quality assurance services. We are well equipped to handle projects of any size, long-term staff augmentation needs and anything in between.

We understand that every project presents a unique set of requirements and challenges and that there is no “one size fits all” software solution. Our software development process has been continuously adapted and refined to create a consistent and repeatable method for delivering high-quality software solutions and predictable project outcomes.

When/why/how did Saturn Systems start?

Saturn Systems was founded in 1990 by a software engineer and is still run by engineering professionals today. The president and founder left his software job in California to return to his home town of Duluth, starting Saturn Systems with the help of a contract from his old employer.

Beginning with a focus in device control and systems integration for the federal government, Saturn Systems has since expanded to offer an array of software development services across all industry sectors.

What is unique about your Saturn Systems?

Saturn Systems is an entirely US-based software development company located in Duluth, Minnesota. We were built on a Rural Outsourcing business model that delivers our services at significantly lower rates than metro-based firms and free from the inherent difficulties of offshore providers.

Why does Saturn Systems sponsor TECHdotMN?

TECHdotMN offers the most concentrated source of Minnesota technology industry news, presumably read by that same industry. It is a great place for a company waaaay up in Duluth to gain some visibility.

How Minnesota’s tech industry could improve?

Minnesota has a growing reputation as a leader in the technology industry. Continuing to build upon that reputation and increasing efforts to maintain and improve our education system would help create and attract additional talent to fill the growing number of open positions.

I’m Parag Shah, CEO of Vemos, And This Is How I Work


Thanks to CoCo for underwriting our new How I Work series!

Vemos was formed in 2011 as a ‘Venue Event Management Operating System’ that allows venue owners and event organizers to manager their ticketing, analytics, and promotions from start to finish.

At the helm as CEO is Parag Shah, who co-founded the company and continues to run it out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  We spoke with Shah to learn about his work habits and the the way he operates Vemos on a typical day — inside and outside the office.

What one word best describes how you work?


What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

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Coming Soon: The Ultimate Guide To HealthTech In Minnesota v2

by The TECHdotMN Team


The Ultimate Guide To HealthTech In Minnesota v2 is now is underway!

V1 was originally released in July 2017 thanks to underwriters: TreeHouse Health, Andcor, Healthcare.MN, CRESA, Fredrikson & Byron, and MentorMate.  To be considered for inclusion in the next pass, make sure your healthtech company is listed in the database by 11/30.

JAMF Software Ranks On Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500

Minneapolis-based JAMF is the standalone tech company representing Minnesota on this years Deloitte 2017 Technology Fast 500.

JAMF squeezed in at #496 with 139% 3-year growth, driven largely by CEO Dean Hager who joined in 2015. He has successfully managed the company to north of $100m in sales and sold to Vista Equity Partners while building the team to over 700 employees.

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We’re Hiring A Minnesota Tech + Startup Analyst

by The TECHdotMN Team

Starting from scratch in 2009 during the depths of a recession, TECHdotMN has risen to become Minnesota’s top destination exclusively focused on local tech news, data, events, and related resources that serve our technology industry.

So much credit is due to the amazing support of our sponsors, the friends & fans, and ultimately it’s a total testament to the strength of this community.

The founders + CEOs that lead it, like those who make, do and create things — are all the real MVPs.

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Post PeopleNet Purchase, Trimble’s Local Office Tops 500 Employees



By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

The PeopleNet acquisition of 2011 has worked out for California-based Trimble Transportation, the big trucking-logistics-mobile solutions operation.

In a tip of the hat to the strong-performing PeopleNet business, Trimble held its annual meeting last week in Minnetonka. And it is home base for a growing PeopleNet.

Since 2011, PeopleNet has grown from 132 employees to nearly 800, as part of Trimble’s Mobile Solutions business segment. That includes 500 Minnesota employees.”

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VC-Backed LogicStream Health Moves On Up In Minneapolis



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwired – Nov 14, 2017) – LogicStream Health, Inc. announced today that in the wake of its rapid and consistent growth, the company has relocated to a larger office in downtown Minneapolis.

Since 2015, LogicStream has doubled the size of its full-time clinical and technology staff positions to support the nearly 200 hospitals and 2,500 clinics that have implemented the LogicStream Platform to better control clinical processes and improve care delivery. The new office location, 110 North 5th Street, Suite 650, will allow the company to continue adding staff to support its expanding client base.”

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International Coworking Outfit Spaces Coming To North Loop



By Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune

“Spaces, a co-working provider that originated in Germany, will open its first Twin Cities location in the North Loop. Spaces has signed a lease to occupy about 40,000 square feet on most of the second floor and all of the third and fourth floors of the Washington, located on N. 2nd and N. Washington avenues. The plan is for the new office to open next April or May.”

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