22 | Intros and Hippos with Adam Choe
On Episode 22 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, Community Manager for tech.mn, welcome Adam Choe, Co-founder of Yonder, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about the Minnesota tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem. *Note* Since recording Adam has left his role with gener8tor to work on his company Yonder full time.
Adam gives us the rundown on gener8tor and shares his story of rising through the ranks from intern to managing director. We chat about balance in Minnesota, bringing the accelerator model to large companies, and mentors in the tech and startup space.
Adam introduces us to the hands-down cutest business mascot out there – Mimi the Hippo. He shares the origin story of Yonder, an app that allows families to walk through dental experiences help reduce anxiety and prepare kids for dental visits. We also chat about his new role on the board of Launch Minnesota.
Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring the Twin Cities Startup Week Live tech.mn podcast booth. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website and hear about their latest raise here.