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Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars Announces 2021 Class

The Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars has announced the participating startups of its 2021 class. Ten companies, including two Minnesota-based startups, are joining the new accelerator’s inaugural outing and will receive, “mentor support from the Techstars network, the Twin Cities startup community, the broader sports tech ecosystem, and the Minnesota Twins and Pohlad companies.”

In a post announcing the lineup, Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars leadership members Brett Brohl and Sarah Bain wrote about the evolving nature of sports and the need for innovation.

“Sports and entertainment may be the fastest evolving industry on the planet. Content, access, and sporting events are changing quickly and fans are consuming their sports differently than they ever have. They now have the data and access that was once limited to teams and front offices. The industry has been challenged to keep up with this pace, to keep fans engaged as the demand for more, new, and better is never-ending. These market dynamics have created an amazing moment in time for entrepreneurs to innovate and disrupt. Alongside the Minnesota Twins, we are excited to help them achieve their goals.”

Learn more about the Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars 2021 class below.

AWSM Sauce

West Chester, PA

AWSM Sauce is the first zero-waste sauce and condiment company.


Indianapolis, IN

BeyondRanked is a marketplace for gamers to book esports commentators.

EDGE Sound Research

Los Angeles, CA

EDGE Sound Research allows users to HEAR and FEEL sound in hi-fidelity.


Washington, DC

Happied is an online experience platform bringing the joy of sharing food and drink together to groups, teams, and fans around the world.


New York, NY

Knoow is a real-time, location-based, search and service engine that connects users to others at specific locations they want to visit.


Minneapolis, MN

LeagueOS is eSports registration, operation, engagement, and content all in one system.

Local Sports Network

Austin, TX

Local Sports Network is strengthening ties between high schools, sports fans and athletes.


Toronto, Canada

Node is a marketplace that lets influencers receive gifts for creating branded posts.

Boston, MA is a SaaS-enabled market network that is transforming offline advertising – from billboards & transit to bars & stadiums.


Saint Paul, MN

SoleSafe is a sneaker insurance tech company.

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