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Twenty Minutes: April 23, 2021

A new Series A that’s bringing jobs to the area soon(a), paying it forward by helping a new generation of entrepreneurs, and discussion of the verdict that finally brings some accountability. This is the news in Minnesota tech and startup for the week of Friday, April 23.

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Featured Interviews:

Liz Giorgi, CEO and Co-founder of soona

soona Secures $10.2 Million in Series A Funding

Mary Grove (Managing Partner – Bread and Butter Ventures, Co-founder and Executive Director – Silicon North Stars) and Damola Ogundipe (CEO – Civic Eagle, Board Member – Silicon North Stars)

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gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Announces Spring 2021 Cohort

Nanodropper, Inc. Secures $1.4 Million in Seed Round Funding

gBETA Medtech Announces Lineup for Spring 2021 Cohort

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This week’s episode of Constant Variables:

“Every Google search you do affects the environment, and Tom Greenwood, Managing Director at Wholegrain Digital and author of Sustainable Web Design, joins the show to chat about the issues of web sustainability. He shares techniques and processes for making digital products more sustainable, as well as gives advice on how to be a champion for sustainable tech within your company and with your clients.”

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).