The tech.mn Podcast Live Show at Minnebar 2020

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Kevin McArdle + Jac Stark

Join Kevin McArdle and Jac Stark for a special live show of The tech.mn Podcast at Minnebar 2020. We’ll be discussing the history of tech.mn and recapping the last year. Guests from the first three seasons of the show will join to give updates and answer questions from the audience. The show will conclude with surprise guests and a special announcement. Find the event on the Minnebar schedule here.

The tech.mn Podcast: Technology for the Creative Economy with Jasmine RuKim

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The tech.mn Podcast episode 20 with Jasmine RuKim

20 | Technology for the Creative Economy with Jasmine RuKim

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On Episode 20 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and special guest host, Bri McCullough, welcome Jasmine RuKim, CEO and Co-founder of Monicat Data, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about technology and art.
Jasmine shares the origin story of Monicat Data, their focus on creative teams and artists, and how word of mouth has propelled them forward Jasmine thoughtfully breaks down the transition from years one to year two in a startup. A member of cohort 1 at Lunar Startups, Jasmine tells us about the value she received from the experience.

We talk about The Yellow Summit, a data for art workshop that brings together the art and tech community, the 2019 event, and the future of the affair. On top of it all Jasmine works with GiveMN, serves as an adjunct professor at MCAD, and Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We talk about how she balances all of this and how she balances working with her partner.

Sponsor:
Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring the Twin Cities Startup Week Live tech.mn podcast booth. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website and hear about their latest raise here.

Socials:
Tech.MN on Twitter
Kevin McArdle on Twitter
Bri McCullough on Twitter
Jasmine RuKim on Instagram
Monicat Data on LinkedIn
GiveMN on Twitter

Links:
Monicat Data
The Yellow Summit
GiveMN

The tech.mn Podcast: Founders First with Ryan Broshar

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The tech.mn Podcast episode with Ryan Broshar

19 | Founders First with Ryan Broshar

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On Episode 19 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and special guest host, Bri McCullough, welcome Ryan Broshar, Founder and partner at Matchstick Ventures and Co-founder and board member of BETA and Twin Cities Startup Week, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about putting founders first and the future of Twin Cities Startup Week. Read More »

The tech.mn Podcast: Pod-curious with Ian Levitt

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The tech.mn Podcast: Episode with Ian Levitt18 | Pod-curious with Ian Levitt

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On Episode 17 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager at tech.mn, welcome Ian Levitt, Founder of Studio America, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk broadcasting and podcasting.
Ian shares his journey to starting Studio Americana, a full-service podcasting studio. He walks us through starting in radio at age 15 and working through several markets until he went out on his own to launch Studio Americana. We talk about the reasons why someone should start a podcast, what causes certain podcasts to rise to the top, and how his team replicates the radio experience for people. Read More »

The tech.mn Podcast: Just Don’t Text Me with Tyler Olson

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The tech.mn Podcast Episode with Tyler Olson

17 | Just Don’t Text Me with Tyler Olson

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On Episode 16 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and special guest host, Bri McCullough, welcome Tyler Olson, Founder of Shyld Academy, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk serial entrepreneurship. Read More »

The tech.mn Podcast: Something in the Water with Steve Buchanan

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The tech.mn Podcast episode with Steve Buchanan

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On Episode 16 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and special guest host, Bri McCullough, welcome Steve Buchanan, Director at Avenade, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about the magic of the Minnesota tech community. Read More »

The tech.mn Podcast: VR and Timing with Thong Nguyen

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14 | VR and Timing with Thong Nguyen

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On Episode 14 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of tech.mn welcome Thong Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Roomera, on The tech.mn Podcast to talk about the future of VR and the parallels of being a technologist and a founder.

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The Tech.MN Podcast: Vacuum Cleaners, Coca Cola, and Experience Tech with Carter Jensen

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Tech.MN Podcast; Episode 13 with Carter Jensen

13 | Vacuum Cleaners, Coca Cola, and Experience Tech with Carter Jensen

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On Episode 13 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN welcome Carter Jensen, Director of Strategy (Customer Experience) at Latitude, on The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about the integration of experiences and technology.

Carter shares his story of brand activation and measuring the ROI on experiences. He takes us through several case studies of experiences deployed by brands and tells us about a new retail brand activation lab right here in our own backyard.
We get the download on Uplo. An experience measurement tool developed by Carter and his team and talk about how companies are using technology to stand out from the noise.

Hype Time
Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Carter gives a shout out to Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga from Omni Talk and the new Third Haus Retail Lab and Coworking spot.

Sponsor:
Thank you to Redpath and Company CPAs. Redpath and Company is geared to best serve established or growing privately-held tech companies and their stakeholders. Visit RedPath’s Website and find out how you can get your business to the next level.

Socials
Tech.MN on Twitter
Kevin McArdle on Twitter
Jac Stark on Twitter
Carter Jensen on Twitter
Latitude on Twitter

Links
Latitude
Third Haus
Omni Talk
Dyson Demo Store
Dirty Lemon
Article on the Coca Cola NCAA Campaign
Xenia Retail
Uplo (Video)

The Tech.MN Podcast: Solving Big World Problems with Lori Most of BackpackEMR

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12 | Solving Big World Problems with Lori Most

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On Episode 12 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN, welcome Lori Most, founder of BackpackEMR, on The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about going from coder to founder.

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The Tech.MN Podcast: Forging North with Matt Lewis of Greater MSP

by Jac Stark

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11 | Forging North with Matt Lewis

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On Episode 11 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN welcome Matt Lewis, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Greater MSP, on The Tech.MN Podcast to talk all about the assets and liabilities of the great state of Minnesota.

Matt shares his story of what led him to Greater MSP. After starting off as a journalist in Washington DC he made his way back to Minnesota with an interest in helping separate organizations collaborate. We dive into the workings of Greater MSP including two of their initiatives, Make It MSP and Forge North.

The conversation touches on the infamous Amazon Proposal for HQ2 and the job of selling Minnesota beyond nostalgia. We get an inside look into the development of the Forge North Council and what it takes to bring together many different players to benefit the whole.

Hype Time
Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Kevin also asks Matt to name a corporation that is stepping up in the region. Matt gives a shout out to Caroline Karanja of 26 Letters, and CH Robinson.

Sponsor
Thank you to Redpath and Company CPAs. Redpath and Company is geared to best serve established or growing privately-held tech companies and their stakeholders. Visit RedPath’s Website and find out how you can get your business to the next level.

Socials
Tech.MN on Twitter
Kevin McArdle on Twitter
Jac Stark on Twitter
Matt Lewis on Twitter
Greater MSP on Twitter

Links
Greater MSP
Make It MSP
Forge North
Twin Cities Amazon HQ2 Proposal

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