You Gotta Believe: Lunar Startups’ Danielle Steer on the Importance of Community Support, Cohort 3

by Valerie Lockhart

Lunar Startups - Cohort 3Applications are currently being accepted for Lunar Startups’ Cohort 3. There are roughly 50 applications already submitted, another 20 in the process, and the accelerator is looking for even more. The organization’s goal is to choose 15 of at least 100 applications to move forward into the official cohort. Once accepted, the startups will begin to receive a number of benefits, including funding, training, access to experts and mentors, and regular boosts to their organizational confidence. We touched base with Danielle Steer, managing director, for a little insight into what makes a great Cohort 3 candidate and why supporting early-stage ideas in the community is so important.

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ACT Event to Highlight the Melting Pot of MN Tech

by Valerie Lockhart

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ACT Event - App EconomyTomorrow night, ACT | The App Association will be stopping into town to learn a little more from local app developers. Their event, Developed: The App Economy Tour, will be held at Finnegans Brew in downtown Minneapolis at 5pm. The night of “brews and views” will include a panel discussion with legislators, developers, and tech community experts surrounding innovations driving the current app economy. Panelists will include Congressman Dean Phillips (CD3) and Jacquie Berglund, founder of Finnovation Lab.
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Tech Impact Day Offers Tools and Help for Local Nonprofits

by Valerie Lockhart

Tech Impact Day for Nonprofits

Working in a nonprofit usually means finding alternative ways to make things happen. Employees typically wear multiple hats, and projects are pulled together on a shoestring budget. What normally isn’t lacking are passion and dedication. Tech Impact Day, coordinated by Hands-on Twin Cities, brings together nonprofits that need some kind of technical problem solved, and pro bono technologists willing to help them find a solution. This combination results in techies getting to do what they do best, and nonprofits getting the tools they need, so they can focus on helping more on their mission. Win-win.
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Lisa Schlosser Joins Technovation[MN] as Executive Director

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Technovation[MN]The stats on women in tech continue to look discouraging in 2019 with only 25 percent of computing jobs held by women, and turnover among those women more than twice as high as it was for men, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Technovation[MN] wants to change those stats by giving girls hands-on, entrepreneurial experience, and they’ve selected Lisa Schlosser to help them from her new Executive Director role. 

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BETA Startup Showcase: We Sparkle

by Valerie Lockhart

BETA Startup: We Sparkle Logo 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 next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: We Sparkle

We Sparkle is a SaaS social enterprise that helps small businesses with their client communications via conversational AI assistant.
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BETA Startup Showcase: Split

by Valerie Lockhart

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BETA Startup: Split 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: Split

Split is a peer-to-peer payment solution which allows friends, family and others to easily and more efficiently split shared expenses.
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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: Definer

by Valerie Lockhart

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BETA Startup Showcase: Definer 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 fifth company to be highlighted in this series is: Definer

DeFiner is a globally available, decentralized lending marketplace designed to securely borrow and lend digital assets through smart-contract on the blockchain.
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