Project Skyway continues to move the dial for early-stage tech in Minnesota as they announced today the next milestone: 25 ‘contenders’ will be competing next weekend for a final shot at Minnesota’s first tech accelerator.
The bootcamp kicks-off with an invitation only social gathering Friday night at CoCo (St.Paul), followed by back-to-back days of intense networking, learning and vetting. As the semi-finalists are immersing themselves, Project Skyway will be further trimming the group down to (up to) 10 startups chosen to participate in the inaugural summer accelerator experience which begins on August 1st.
“It was challenging to select these final 25 companies as the quality and quantity of applications received greatly exceeded our expectations. The fact that we received applications from all over the country as well as several countries further demonstrates we can attract companies to come to Minnesota. Now it is up to our community to keep them here,” says Project Skyway Founder Cem Erdem.
19 of the bootcamp contenders are from Minnesota, 3 from the Bay Area and 3 from New York. In alphabetical order: