The tech.mn Podcast: The Rise of Total Expert with CEO and Founder Joe Welu

by Jac Stark

The tech.mn Podcast: Joe Welu

25 | The Rise of Total Expert with CEO and Founder Joe Welu

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On Episode 25 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, Community Manager for tech.mn, welcome Joe Welu, CEO and Founder of Total Expert, to talk about the rise of Total Expert.

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Friday Listening Party: Liz Giorgi on The tech.mn Podcast

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Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re spending some quality time with a significant other or just have plans to hang out with your cat later tonight (coughMEcough), we have an idea that’s sure to make it special. Light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and let our latest episode of The tech.mn Podcast provide the perfect soundtrack to a lovely evening.

Have a good weekend!

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The tech.mn Podcast: A Chat with Liz Giorgi, Emmy Award Winner, Asker of Questions, and Co-founder of soona

by Jac Stark

The tech.mn Podcast: Episode with Liz Giorgi of soona

24 |  A Chat with Liz Giorgi, Emmy Award Winner, Asker of Questions, and Co-founder of soona

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On Episode 24 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, Community Manager for tech.mn, welcome Liz Giorgi, co-founder and CEO of soona, to chat about what a difference a year can make. Read More »

The tech.mn Podcast: The New Kid with Sibi Murugesan

by Jac Stark

The tech.mn Podcast: Episode 23 with Sibi Murugesan

23 | The New Kid with Sibi Murugesan

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On Episode 23 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, Community Manager for tech.mn, welcome Sibi Murugesan, Head of Platform at Earnest Capital, on our first episode of season three of The tech.mn Podcast. This conversation is a delightful cocktail of topics including “The big American dream,” triple cherries, theoretical particle physics, martial arts, alternate endings to Romeo and Juliet, and donuts. And that’s just the first ten minutes.

Sibi shares the story of what led him to the world of entrepreneurship, a detour into the land of corporate America, and why he gravitated back to the startup relm. He talks about his time as a director at gener8tor and working behind the scenes with early-stage companies. After getting the itch to be part of a startup Sibi joined a team with Fanbox and got a taste of the startup life.

Kevin and Sibi give us a deep dive on Earnest Capital and their unique approach to funding and supporting founders. We discuss the community Sibi is working with and the mentorship culture of Ernest. Lastly, we talk about the upcoming Founder’s Summit in Mexico City.

Hype Time
Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Sibi gives a shout out to Matt Raskin of Bootstrappers.mn.

Sponsor
Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring this episode of The tech.mn Podcast. 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
Jac Stark on Twitter
Sibi Murugesan on Twitter
gener8tor on Twitter
Earnest Capital on Twitter
Tyler Tringas on Twitter

Links
Earnest Capital
gener8tor
Founder’s Summit (Tickets still available)

The tech.mn Podcast: Intros and Hippos with Adam Choe of Yonder

by Jac Stark

The tech.mn Podcast: Adam Choe from Yonder

22 | Intros and Hippos with Adam Choe

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On Episode 22 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, Community Manager for tech.mn, welcome Adam Choe, Co-founder of Yonder, on a special TCSW edition of The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about the Minnesota tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem. *Note* Since recording Adam has left his role with gener8tor to work on his company Yonder full time.

Adam gives us the rundown on gener8tor and shares his story of rising through the ranks from intern to managing director. We chat about balance in Minnesota, bringing the accelerator model to large companies, and mentors in the tech and startup space.

Adam introduces us to the hands-down cutest business mascot out there – Mimi the Hippo. He shares the origin story of Yonder, an app that allows families to walk through dental experiences help reduce anxiety and prepare kids for dental visits. We also chat about his new role on the board of Launch Minnesota.

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
Jac Stark on Twitter
Adam Choe on Twitter
Yonder / Mimi the Hippo on Twitter
Launch Minnesota on Twitter

Links:
Yonder
Mimi the Hippo
Gener8tor

The tech.mn Podcast Live Show at Minnebar 2020

by Jac Stark

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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

by Jac Stark

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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

by Jac Stark

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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 »

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