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Atif Siddiqi

The Podcast: From Subreddits to The Webbys with Atif Siddiqi of Branch

On Episode 48, Kevin and Jac welcome Atif Siddiqi, Founder and CEO of Branch, to talk about moving and growing a company in Minnesota, their expansion into fintech, the impact of COVID-19 on the shift workforce, and winning a Webby

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Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Atif gives a shout out to Brett Brohl from Bread and Butter Ventures.

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About The Podcast

This is a podcast for tech and entrepreneurship in Minnesota. Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, Community Manager for set out to tell the stories of the individuals that make up the Minnesota tech and startup capital of the North. Join us every Tuesday as we interview people from across the ecosystem about their journeys.

Jac Stark
Jac is a self-proclaimed MN tech and startup hype girl and has a knack for curating Twin Cities outings.