Inaugural Startup Weekend Youth Twin Cities A Solid Start For Minnesota

Categories inaugural Startup Weekend Youth Twin Cities successfully launched last week at Minnetonka Public Schools, providing local junior and senior high students with a crash course in startups.

The event was organized by Kristin Daniels, Seijen Takamura, Nicolas Styles and Steve Wellvang—as well as Eric Schneider, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Minnetonka Public Schools.

Overall, there were 35 student attendees on 8 teams, 7 teacher coaches, 20 entrepreneur-business mentors and 4 judges involved.  It’s anticipated that this experience was the first of more to come in Minnesota; addressing the void of entrepreneurship in the classroom represents a big opportunity going forward.

Below are select tech pitches from the demo finales, courtesy of Seijen Takamura:

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