MN Startup BanQu Is Using Blockchain To Help Refugees Reclaim Their Identities

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Via Milwaukee Public Radio

“The refugee crisis is still a huge problem. It affects the developing world as people leave war-torn or famine-stricken countries and resettle in refugee camps, often in other developing nations. And it affects countries like the United States and western European nations as refugees seek to build new lives in places with economic opportunities.”

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Minnesota Upstart CaptureLife Gets A Bump From The Shutterfly-Lifetouch Deal

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An acquisition in the market can mean more than just another pair newlyweds, often it sends secondary signals out — both up and down a given vertical.

Case in point: a ripple effect that’s rolling through the digital photography industry after Shutterfly announced it would buy Eden Prairie based Lifetouch for ~$800m late last month.

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Clay Collins Shows Off Nomics, And It’s Not What It Looks Like

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If cryptocurrencies are here to stay, then fintech startup Nomics is placing a huge bet on the needs of the biggest players in the market.

Repeat entrepreneur Clay Collins touched on his forthcoming venture last fall after leaving LeadPages, and is now unveiling a glimpse the at site while elaborating on the business model.

Spoiler: it’s not what it looks like.

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Player’s Health Is The Latest MN Startup To Join Techstars

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Via News Release

“We’re thrilled to announce the 10 companies in the 2018 Techstars Boulder class. This is our 12th class since starting in 2007. The newest class has a diverse mix of incredible founders: This year’s class includes companies primarily based in Colorado, California, South Carolina, Minnesota [Player’s Health], Tennessee, United Kingdom, and France.”

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