Twin Cities Startup Shooli Brings Shoe Repair To Your Doorstep

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Via Star Tribune (Did They Disclose? No)

“On shoe-boxing and delivery day at Shooli, a Twin Cities startup that aims to revive the art of shoe care and repair, a cobbler is replacing a worn heel. A marketing and design intern from the University of Minnesota is using sponges and solvents to test the best way to make scuffs on sneakers disappear.”

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Meet A Minnesota Tech CTO: Uriah Blatherwick, Learn To Live

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Thank you Tarmac for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota Tech CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies.

 
The CTO: Uriah Blatherwick, Learn To Live

How long have you been working in tech for and what is your technical background?

I have been working in technology for 25 years. I’ve had a passion for computers since my grade school days (sparked by my first computer – a Commodore VIC-20 with its screaming 4K of memory and no drive). I started out in network administration and quickly expanded into web development.

Those early days of routers, switches, and firewalls gave me a leg up when it came to programming that has proven to be very valuable.

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Who Are Minnesota’s $10m-$25m Revenue Tech Companies?

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Who Are Minnesota Tech Companies with $10m-$25m in annual gross revenues?
 

That’s the latest question posted as part of our ever-expanding research + reporting within Minnesota’s technology industry.

Like our list of $100m+ Revenue Tech Companies, this one also is starting small and will be updated in an ongoing basis (email info@tech.mn to be added).

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Best Buy To Start Selling Digital Self-Exam Products & TeleHealth Services

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Via News Release

“NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 – Tyto Care, creator of the health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, is partnering with Best Buy to make it easier and more convenient for customers to receive health care. Tyto Care’s TytoHome is now available exclusively on BestBuy.com for all customers and in select Minnesota Best Buy stores, with in-store availability coming soon in North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio.”

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[UPDATED] OnRamp Insurance Accelerator Picks MD & Dual MPLS + STP Office Setup

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Updated 4/17/19: Pooja Shah has been named the program’s Managing Director and they will split offices between WeWork in Uptown and Osborn370 in St. Paul.  Startup applications are open through 4/28/19.

Bonus: Deep Dive Q&A w/ the three partners.

Original 11/13/2018 Titled “New OnRamp Insurance Accelerator Is Coming To Minnesota” Via News Release:

“MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To invest in the next generation of insurance technology and innovation, Allianz Life Ventures, part of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, and Securian Financial have joined forces with nationally ranked
startup accelerator, gener8tor, to establish the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator.”

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[UPDATED] Thinkful’s New ‘Living Stipend’ Raises The Bar For Coding Bootcamps In Minnesota

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Updated 4/17/2019 9:00am CST: Thinkful announced today that a new ‘living stipend’ option is available for students in Minneapolis to receive $1,500/mo for 5 months & pay no tuition until they land an industry job, “then pay 15% of income for 4 years – never pay unless earning at least $40,000, and never pay more than $40,000 back.”

Original 3/13/19 Titled “Thinkful’s Coding Bootcamp Expands Reach Into Minnesota Market”

NYC headquartered Thinkful has landed in Minnesota to address the never-ending demand for students of industry by way of coding bootcamp.

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