MN SportsTech Vets Rob Phythian & Paul Charchian Are Bringing Fanball Back

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Reach, relationships, money, tech, team, and experience — many of the big boxes are already checked for SportsHub Technologies. The new holding company formed and operated by legendary local entrepreneur Rob Phythian includes the resurrection of Fanball, an earlier career win with partner Paul Charchian.

“This is our coming out party,” he begins by saying.

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The Q2 2017 Capital Review: 33 Minnesota Tech Ventures Topped $198m of Funding

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dundee research underwriterAt least 33 different Minnesota tech ventures received a combined $198m of investment capital during the second quarter of 2017 according to information collected and analyzed from April 1 – June 30, 2017.

This research underwritten by Dundee Venture Capital provides our readers with unparalleled transparency into the funding facts of Minnesota’s tech industry.

It’s compiled from multiple sources as proxy of local market activity: crowdfunding, incubators/accelerators, angel investments, venture capital, corporate arm and private equity. Consider it a worse case scenario as there are always undisclosed transactions not included; therefore the actual figures are higher, although unknown.

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Three [BIG] Minnesota Tech Events That Delivered Last Month


Minneapolis-St. Paul Mini Maker Faire


Held on Saturday, June 3rd, the third annual Minnesota maker festival was the largest local tech event of the month by far with just over 5000 people in attendance and 130 Makers exhibiting. This years great change was moving on up to the Grandstand at the State Fairgrounds, providing for a more condensed, centralized and intimate experience for all.

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Silicon North Stars To Host Inaugural Minnesota Demo Day At CoCo

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Looking for the next generation of Minnesota techies? 

They will be right in front of us when Silicon North Stars hosts their inaugural Minneapolis Demo Day at CoCo’s downtown venue August 3rd.

16 Twin Cities 9th grade students will form teams and pitch their unique business ideas for solving a relevant social problem using technology in front of a live community audience.

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An Exit Interview With Glafira Marcon of Healthcare.MN

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2016 Minnesota Tech Community Champion Glafira Marcon has been the leader of Healthcare.MN since the initial founders essentially abandoned their baby in 2015. 

After adopting the group in October of that year, it has grown on all fronts, though last month she stepped down as the lead and moved out of Minnesota.   While still connected through the board, Healthcare.MN is about to undergo evolutionary changes in her absence, as things will not be the same without her.

We reached out for an ‘exit interview’ to hear her retrospective take on Healthcare.MN, and Minnesota’s HealthTech industry; those are our words and these are hers:

When and why did you leave Minnesota – more importantly what does your relationship look like with Healthcare.MN post departure?

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