WeWork Labs Debuts In Uptown To Begin Charging Minnesota Tech Startups For Advice, Connections

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“MINNEAPOLIS, MN – WeWork Labs, WeWork’s global platform dedicated to empowering early-stage startups, is launching in Minneapolis.

This marks the first WeWork Labs in the Midwest and aims to help build and promote a collaborative startup ecosystem in the region, bringing early-stage startups together with WeWork’s global community.”

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SureSwift Capital CEO: Why We’re All In On Remote Work

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“People are always shocked when I [Kevin McArdle] tell them that SureSwift Capital is a completely remote workplace with 75 people working across 14 timezones. That means we have no office, no set working hours, and no location requirements. Everyone always has a lot of questions about how we got here and how the whole remote work thing… works. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about, so I’m dedicating this post to answering the questions I get asked most.”

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Techstars Is Launching Another Accelerator In Minneapolis, Now With UnitedHealthcare

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“Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health care company, today announced the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health care company ranked fifth on the Fortune 500.”

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Minneapolis’ YouSurance Is Betting Big On Algorithms…To Pinpoint When You Will Die

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GWG Holdings / YouSurance CEO Jon Sabes at Minneapolis HQ

 
The secondary insurance marketplace isn’t exactly top of mind when it comes to technology, though that could be changing this year for GWG Holdings – the parent company of a new brand division called YouSurance that’s operated by CEO Job Sabes.

“We’re on a mission to strap life insurance to a rocket ship and launch it into the future,” he says of their cause, without any hesitation or concern for Minnesota’s typical business conservatism. For Sabes and company, this mission transcends their humble Minneapolis headquarters with big risks and rewards at for everyone involved.

Because if they can better predict your mortality, then they stand to make billions of dollars in the process.

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