Welcome Introduction by Tom Basquill, TECHdotMN Social Correspondent

by Tom Basquill

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I am really looking forward to contributing to TECHdotMN as the Social Correspondent.  At first, I was surprised to be approached by the individuals behind this new and exciting venture, namely: Jeff Pesek, Mike Bollinger, Peter Fleck, Zach Robins and Paul Godfread. Yet, considering the rapidly increasing application of tech/IT as a means to solve societal challenges, it makes perfect sense.  Interestingly, Minneapolis-St.Paul hold the number one spot for “rate of volunteerism” amongst all major large US cities; Minnesota, on the whole, is ranked #3 on the list. We are a hotbed of Social Enterprise, Non-Profits, and civic engagement.

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