We’re Passing The Reins Of Startup Weekend Twin Cities To Scott Davis

by The TECHdotMN Team


After facilitating eight consecutive Startup Weekend Twin Cities events, we’re passing the reigns to Scott Davis as the new lead organizer starting this year at the tail of Twin Cities Startup Week, Oct. 9-15.

His company, QONQR, was the winner of the inaugural event held back in the fall of 2010.  Since then, Scott has been volunteer numero uno at every event – helping out on many levels.
His natural leadership and personal startup experience made the choice an easy one for us to make in confidence.

Startup Weekend (now a Techstars company) is a volunteer-driven event that partners with local communities to host hackathons throughout the year.  There is the main Startup Weekend event happening during Twin Cities Startup Week and also a Startup Weekend EDU as well as Startup Weekend Youth that happen locally.  The purpose is to bring together developers, designers and the business-minded for a 52 hour Friday-Sunday hackathon.

Hundreds of individuals have participated locally over the years, some even gone on to form new ventures as the purpose implies. Docalytics, for example, was born during Startup Weekend Twin Cities 3 and eventually acquired by Contently.

“I chose to take over SW because it has always been my favorite weekend of the year. I’ve never missed an event because I loved the opportunity to mentor future entrepreneurs and help them refine their ideas. When the opportunity came up, I was both excited and honored to take on the responsibility,” says Davis of the role.

Thank you Scott, we appreciate your support for Minnesota Tech entrepreneurship!


  • https://AskAshleyK.com Ashley Kruempel

    Yay! Congrats Scott, let me know if I can be of any assistance!

  • Kelly Kuhn-Wallace

    Thank you, tech.mn folks, for wrangling SWTC for years! What can we expect from you in your free time? ;)

    Congrats, Scott, and thank you for taking on SWTC. Having someone with SWTC in his or her DNA seems just right.

    flyover country? flying over a vibrant tech startup landscape, maybe.

  • Eric

    Nitpick: Title should be “Reins” not “Reigns”