Minneapolis, MN – The Beta Group (BETA) today announces its biannual event, the BETA Showcase, presented with J.P. Morgan. BETA Showcase is the nonprofit organization’s flagship event that highlights the innovations of Minnesota-based technology startups. BETA Showcase Spring 2023 will feature the companies selected to participate in the previously announced BETA Cohort Spring 2023 and is scheduled to take place on April 13, 2023 from 5 to 9 PM at Urban Daisy in Minneapolis.
“JPMorgan Chase is committed to supporting the entrepreneurs who power our local, national, and global economies by providing access to the resources they need to grow and scale,” said Michael Gietl, Life Sciences Industry Executive, Middle Market Banking & Specialized industries, J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking. “We’re proud to join BETA in supporting business owners across the Twin Cities at this year’s Showcase event and through our network of local branches.”
BETA Showcase gathers the latest companies of the BETA Cohort in a “science fair for startups” setting. Each company receives a space to showcase their specific brand of Minnesota innovation to a crowd of startup and technology enthusiasts, reporters, supporters, investors. The event provides the opportunity for the founders to engage the public in a direct and personal way, receiving instant feedback and validation.
“The BETA Showcase is central to the origins of our organization," said Shelisa Demuth, Executive Director of BETA. "For the last ten years, the Showcase has been a catalyst for relationships within Minnesota’s technology startup ecosystem. We are proud to be in partnership with J.P. Morgan to present the event to our ecosystem during a year of program growth and community expansion.”
Participating companies compete for the Golden iPod Trophy, which is awarded at the end of the event. The trophy, a BETA Showcase mainstay for nine years, is awarded to the crowd favorite startup on the basis of attendee vote. Previous winners include stock market-tracking company Babbl, on-demand courier service Trunkdrop, and on-demand legal service app TurnSignl.
BETA Showcase Spring 2023 features the BETA Cohort Spring 2023 companies including: Ambient Intelligence, Atticus Capital, Davenport SAF-T Systems, Explained, GoNo Food Finder, Hinckley Medical, Insight Autonomy, JAS Monitoring, Levelrie, MeDecibel, Oppify, opsi, POSTAL, SELA, Sentinel Health Analytics, Inc., Solar Informatics, SonnyLife, StoryForge, Tablmakr, and XanthosHealth. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.
About The BETA Group
The Beta Group is a 501(c)(3) that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. Through a suite of founder-focused programming, media outlet tech.mn, and the largest startup event in the state—Twin Cities Startup Week—the organization nurtures these scalable small businesses so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. For more information, visit beta.mn.