Mounds View Senior Honors Sister’s Memory With MRI App

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Via Star Tribune

“Michael Cao remembers how brave his sister was as she battled cancer, before she died at age 11 in 2009, but he also recalls the thing that scared her most: the tight confining tube of an MRI scanner.  His sister, Amy, panicked during her first scan, at age 10, and couldn’t finish it. Her terror became an obstacle throughout treatment.”

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Total Expert Raises $20m Series B From Emergence, Rally, And Arthur

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“Minneapolis, MN – October 11, 2018 – Total Expert, the fintech software pioneer powering the marketing behind billions in lender and banker revenue, today announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding.

The round was led by Emergence Capital with participation from Rally Ventures and Arthur Ventures, bringing Total Expert’s total funding to $34 million.”

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Two Techstars Farm To Fork Startups Plan To “Stick Around” The Twin Cities Following Demo Day

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If you missed last nights Techstars Farm to Fork demo day, you were not alone. Hosted in St. Paul simultaneously as the Minnesota Cup finals, it was impossible to be in both places at once.

Unfortunately for all the entrepreneurs involved in their respective showcase, this meant that many in the community had a tough decision on where to be and what to watch.  In the end, Minnesota Cup’s hoorah nearly drowned out the usual Techstars demos promotion on Twitter.

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HabitAware, Carrot Health Take Top Awards At 2018 Minnesota Cup

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Via Star Tribune

HabitAware, a Minneapolis company that makes a bracelet to help people control habits and tics like pulling hair and sucking thumbs, won the $50,000 grand prize the 14th annual Minnesota Cup business competition Monday.

Carrot Health, a software firm in Minneapolis, was the winner of the Life Science/Health IT division and $20,000 prize. Carrot Health, which combines social and behavioral data with predictive modeling for institutional clients, helps insurers and other clients predict health problems with target populations.”

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Tesla On Demand Startup TREVLS Inks A Deal With MSP Airport

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Via Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

“Tesla lovers arriving at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will soon be able to line up rentals of a Tesla electric car.  Minneapolis-based Trevls Inc. has signed an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission to become the first car-rental company to offer Teslas the airport, CEO John Marino said. Trevls will have a rental counter on the third level of Terminal 1-Lindbergh between the blue and red parking ramps, and customers who rent a car will be shuttled to an outpost site at the Mall of America to pick up their vehicle.”

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