Update: Unfortunately, due to some last-minute complications, we are cancelling the last two dates of The tech.mn Podcast Summer Brewery Tour: (August 25Insight Brewing with Erin Horne McKinney, Founder of Black Female Founders and September 8 — Wild Mind Ales with Alex West Steinman, CEO & Co-founder of The Coven).

Thank you for all your support during the tour! We had a blast, and are looking forward to planning something even bigger and better next summer.

— tech.mn

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The tech.mn Podcast is hitting the road! Grab your shades, apply your sunscreen, and get ready for six dates of LIVE! recordings featuring an all-star lineup of guests and Twin Cities breweries.

the tech.mn podcast summer brewery tour

Hosts Kevin McArdle and Danielle Steer

Kevin McArdle, CEO of SureSwift Capital and host of The tech.mn Podcast, will be joined by a new and exciting cohost for the tour — Danielle Steer, Founding Executive Director of Lunar Startups (learn more about Lunar Startups below)! By their podcasting powers combined, The tech.mn Podcast Summer Brewery Tour is sure to be the tour event of the season.

Each stop on the tour is FREE and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP to help us coordinate with our brewery friends so each stop is as comfortable as possible.

Oh, and did we mention your FREE ticket comes with a discount code for a sweet piece of tech.mn swag? Because… it does!

At each event, you’ll be treated to stories and insight from our amazing lineup of guests, get information on some Lunar Startups Cohort 4 companies straight from the brilliant founders themselves, and hear Kevin McArdle say, “Let’s bring it in for a landing” LIVE!

Obviously, you don’t want to miss this!

Check out the full schedule of dates, breweries, and guests below. Just click on a date to RSVP.

tech.mn podcast summer brewery tour lineup

Top Row (L to R): Achin Bhowmik, Casey Shultz, Steve Grove
Bottom Row (L to R): Killian Brackey, Erin Horne McKinney, Alex West Steinman

The tech.mn Podcast Summer Brewery Tour 2021

June 30 Finnegans Brewery

Guest: Achin Bhowmik, CTO & EVP of Engineering at Starkey 

July 14 — Lake Monster Brewing

Guest: Casey Shultz, Executive Director of BETA

July 28 — Utepils Brewing

Guest: Steve Grove, Commissioner of the Department of Minnesota Employment and Economic Development

August 3 — Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Guest: Killian Brackey, CTO of Sezzle

August 25 — Insight Brewing — CANCELLED

Guest: Erin Horne McKinney, Founder of Black Female Founders

September 8 — Wild Mind Ales — CANCELLED

Guest: Alex West Steinman, CEO & Co-founder of The Coven

Please comply with local and business-specific COVID-19 guidelines.

About Lunar Startups

Lunar StartupsLunar Startups is a non-profit organization that is creating equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems by providing education, support, and connectivity to leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ, women, and nonbinary.

Lunar Startups seeks to create an unshakeable, holistic system of support for BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ entrepreneurs with a massive gravitational pull for capital, talent, and jobs to the region. The organization is cultivating an interconnected network of entrepreneurs that build each other up and re-invest in their community.

In just 36 months, the first 45 cohort companies of Lunar Startups have: created 91 new jobs, engaged 233 contractors, collectively earned 11.3 million dollars, and raised 3.1 million dollars.