BETA Startup Showcase: SupDoc

by Valerie Lockhart

BETA Startup: SupDoc LogoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: SupDoc

SupDoc is a messaging-based, direct-to-consumer virtual health app that empowers on-the-go users to ditch the complicated health system and get efficient care anywhere
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Blacks in Technology Conference (BITcon) Kicks Off Today

by Valerie Lockhart

BITcon Speaker: Steve BuchananToday is the kickoff of the 2nd Annual Blacks in Technology (BIT) Conference, the mission of which is, “setting the standard of cultivating world class technical excellence” and “stomping the divide.” This 4-day, multi-location event is comprised of workshops, panel discussions, lightning talks, startup pitch events, and exhibitor booths, all focused on building up businesses, resources, and networking opportunities for the black community.
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BETA Startup Showcase: Plyo

by Valerie Lockhart

BETA Startup: Plyo LogoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: Plyo

Plyo is a technology platform that rewards college students for exercising on campus with virtual points that can be redeemed for exclusive offers at popular restaurants, retailers, and brands.
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BETA Startup Showcase: Joshin

by Valerie Lockhart

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BETA Startup: Joshin logoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: Joshin

“First-of-its-kind disability care, in an easy app. Download Joshin & get connected with a network of vetted and experienced caregivers.”
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BETA Startup Showcase: Bus Stop Mamas

by Valerie Lockhart

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Beta Startup Showcase: Bus Stop Mamas The TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The fourth startup in our series is: Bus Stop Mamas

Bus Stop Mamas connects businesses with an experienced and untapped talent pool of stay-at-home moms, right in the backyard.
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BETA Startup Showcase: 26 Letters

by Valerie Lockhart

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The TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hard work, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The first startup to be featured is: 26 LettersStartup: 26 Letters Logo

26 Letters uses data and action to leverage diversity and inclusion to increase employee retention, organization outcomes and market awareness. Read More »

Leadership Changes at SportsEngine, Brian Bell Named New CEO

by The TECHdotMN Team

Brian BellEarlier this week Twin Cities based SportsEngine announced a major leadership transition with co-founders Justin Kaufenberg, Carson Kipfer, and Greg Blasko stepping down from their roles. Brian Bell, who joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer in 2015, and became President last year, has been named as the new CEO. 

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Code Switch Aims for Ideas and Solutions at this Weekend’s Hack-a-thon in St. Paul

by Valerie Lockhart

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Code Switch Twin Cities

In linguistics, “code switching” is the practice of alternating between two different languages within one conversation. People do this conversationally to try to fit in, or to help the other party understand the context of their message.

In her Tedx Orlando talk, “The Cost of Code Switching,” Chandra Arthur discusses growing up black in America, and how she was taught from a very young age to code switch to be taken more seriously. The tech founder and CEO of an app called Friendish, Arthur explains how this practice, while critical for black people to be seen as a “non-threatening person of color,” is actually a danger to true diversity. People who are societally expected to code switch, spend more time focused on learning how to speak to fit in than they do living, creating businesses, or solving community problems.

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