10K Lakes Award IconThis weekend we are featuring each award that will be given out during the Twin Cities Startup Week Awards Ceremony. Nominations for the awards will close this coming Tuesday, September 24th. Today we are profiling the new 10K Lakes award for companies in greater Minnesota.

The 10K Lakes Award recognizes organizations, teams and individuals that are fueling Minnesota’s startup ecosystem outside of the greater Twin Cities metro. The 10K Lakes award makes its debut this year at the Twin Cities Startup Week Awards celebration.

The 10K Lakes Award is sponsored by Great North Labs, an early-stage tech venture fund focused on investing in the under-capitalized opportunities of the upper Midwest. Great North Labs applies capital, operating experience, relationships, and market intelligence to cultivate the next generation of leading tech companies across the Upper Midwest.

Do you know of startups in Greater Minnesota that are flying under the radar? Nominate them for the 10K award by Tuesday, September 24th!

The Twin Cities Startup Week Awards Ceremony is co-hosted by Ernst & Young and Tech.MN. Awards will be announced at the celebration on October 16th at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event is a free ticketed event. Tickets will be released on October 2nd.