November 2, Graveti: MN will be hosting their 2nd annual Graveti Summit. If you’re unfamiliar with the group, it was started by Alex Rodriguez, with a mission to expose underrepresented groups to the tech and startup scene in the Twin Cities. Rodriguez started the group while he was serving as the 2016 Google Entrepreneur in Residence for Minneapolis. Focused primarily on people of color, Rodriguez and his team host monthly meetups which introduce successful entrepreneurs to the larger community, provide pitch event opportunities for members, and give them a chance to regularly connect and network with each other.
Each year, the Graveti team hosts the Graveti Summit, which is a more large-scale event, offering specific learning sessions to benefit the community. It is a chance for attendees to hear from local leaders on how they have grown their teams, what they’ve done to get funding, and some of the tips and tricks they’ve used to become successful in their ventures. Rodriguez wants attendees to walk away from this year’s summit with key, actionable items that they can take back to their offices and projects, and as he put it, “…hopefully they meet at least one new person that they can potentially work with in the future.”
This year’s summit will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at the Target Plaza Commons in downtown Minneapolis, and will kickoff around 10am. There will be three main sessions, and a special keynote, still to be announced, followed by bottomless mimosas and networking through the end of the day.
The Graveti Summit team is still seeking event sponsors for this year. Those interested can email Rodriguez directly at email@example.com to get involved and discuss options. Registration is also currently open for attendees, and you can register here. Use code “techmn” to get the TECHdotMN reader discount of 20% off your registration.