Minneapolis dev firm MentorMate is spinning out a mobile startup


mentormate-logo1What started as a custom mobile development project inside Uptown-based MentorMate has grown into a standalone startup company.

BevEngine is the result of a collaboration between France 44 owner Rick Anderson and MentorMate CEO Bjorn Stansvik.

As a veteran liquor retailer, Anderson had initially hired MentorMate for a “purpose-fit loyalty app to deepen the relationship with customers.”

The results were so positive that the duo have decided to form a joint venture and scale it out.