Twin Cities Startup Week wrapped up just under two weeks ago. When we caught up with the TCSW team to hear how they thought this year’s week had gone, the word that kept coming up was “experience.”
Taking in attendee feedback from previous years, the team introduced a number of changes to elevate the experience, including:
- Introducing new content and voices that have not participated in the week in previous years, including BA Women, the Constellation Fund and the MEDA Million Dollar Award Ceremony;
- Clustering events and content geographically, reducing the need to travel between most events, and adding community hubs, accessible via public transit so guests could connect between sessions;
- Bringing on title sponsors Target, Cargill and 3M, to create a number of unique experiences like the Opening Party and the Closing Ceremony (with help from JPMorgan Chase).
And anecdotal feedback suggests that it was mission accomplished — the experience was indeed elevated in the eyes of attendees. Here’s the data that’s rolled in so far:
- Attendees gave the event an average score of 8.7 (on a scale of 1-10). That exceeds last year’s average by a full point.
- The average number of events people attended jumped to 6.9 in 2019 from 5.7 in 2018.
- Attendance was also up more than 13% compared to last year, with a total of 15,775 registered attendees.
Did you attend Twin Cities Startup Week? We’d love to hear about your experience. Tweet us at @TECHdotMN!