Reimer: Why I’m Walking Away From the Product I Spent a Year Building

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Via Derrick Reimer

“Here I sit, in a cabin on Lake Superior by the fire, with late-season snow pelting the windows and ominous waves crashing against the rocky shore. Despite the treacherous terrain that surrounds me, I feel at peace with the decision I’ve been weighing. I’ve decided it’s time to take a step back from building Level as a standalone alternative to Slack.”

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TECHdotMN is Hiring

by The TECHdotMN Team

SureSwift Capital is a fast-growing investment firm with a diversified digital portfolio that now includes TECHdotMN; we are hiring for two key part time positions immediately:

  • The Content Manager will have a strong grasp of the English language, a passion for the Tech/Startup space, as well as experience scheduling, posting, and editing content in WordPress and on multiple social media platforms.
  • The Community Manager is responsible for maintaining, managing and growing this business through public outreach in the MSP region, and Digital marketing opportunities ranging from events to sponsors and partnerships.

If you or someone you know is interested in the opportunity please review the detailed descriptions and email us: jobs@sureswiftcapital.com subject The TECHdotMN opportunity.

Granicus Grows in St. Paul

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Via Star Tribune

“Downtown St. Paul is the fastest-growing office for Denver-based Granicus, the growing provider of digital-communication services to local, state and national government agencies, according to CEO Mark Hynes.

Vista Equity Partners, the parent of Granicus, acquired in late 2016 the former GovDelivery for $153 million. GovDelivery, founded in St. Paul in 2001, operated several offices, including Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom.”

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PE-Backed Newscycle Solutions Changes Name To Naviga

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Via News Release

Newscycle Solutions today announces a comprehensive rebrand, changing its name to Naviga. The rebrand includes a new company identity, logo, visual design, website and mission.

With its “Venture Forward” tagline, the name Naviga reinforces a commitment to partnering with global customers to move toward digital expansion and success in rapidly shifting markets. The rebranding also reflects the company’s recent growth and vision for the future.”

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Multiple Minnesota Tech Leaders Named 2019 E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists

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Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Heartland…

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Product Management Leadership: Tim Adair, SAP

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Thank you to lucidLIFT for underwriting our new Product Leadership interview series!

 
Featuring: Tim Adair, SAP

What does Product Management leadership mean to you?

Product Management leaders need to have a complete view of their business in order to effectively prioritize development projects. Achieving the complete view is challenging as one individual, it takes many people and teams to provide input, both internal and external.

An effective leader serves the people and teams around him/her and removes blockers so they can be successful. The most effective leaders I’ve witnessed set the vision and then did whatever possible to get out of the way. Leadership is serving people and giving them an opportunity to be confident and successful.

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Who Are Minnesota’s $10m-$25m Revenue Tech Companies?

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Who Are Minnesota Tech Companies with $10m-$25m in annual gross revenues?
 

That’s the latest question posted as part of our ever-expanding research + reporting within Minnesota’s technology industry.

Like our list of $100m+ Revenue Tech Companies, this one also is starting small and will be updated in an ongoing basis (email info@tech.mn to be added).

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Thank You Sponsor: Search Leaders

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Thank You Search Leaders for reinvesting!

When and why did Search Leaders start?

This is an interesting story but will keep it short. Search Leaders in general has been around for 20 years placing information technology professionals in the Twin Cities metro area.

However, in 2014 Search Leaders was acquired by one of its current employees on staff and was officially rebranded Search Leaders, LLC. Since then new ownership has been operating Search Leaders, LLC and continues to offer up a quality IT staffing solution for the Twin Cities metro area.

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[UPDATED] How Is Minnesota Tech Judging You?

[UPDATED] 4/9/19 8:00am CST – Minnesota Cup responds; Minnestar still pending.

[Original 3/27/2019] Demos, showcases, panels, accelerators, guest speakers – – basically everywhere and anywhere the Minnesota techie can appear turns out to be a place of judgement. This is especially for true for the founders & entrepreneurs out there.

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