Bloomington Gamer ‘Phluxy’ Wins Esports Competition, Earns $75k Drone Racing League Contract

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“Since October 1st, thousands of pilot hopefuls from 65 countries around the world have been battling it out on the DRL Simulator, a true-to-life drone racing sim that helps players fly FPV (First Person View) better in real life. This past Saturday, February 9th during the biggest FPV party of all time, the top 210 contestants went head-to-head in a live esports showdown at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel.”

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More Minnesota Tech Startups And Execs Join MESA’s Mentoring Network

Minnesota’s Emerging Software Association – MESA – has added more startups and mentors to their roster over the last quarter.

MESA was originally formed by a small group of local tech execs who wanted to spark a movement to make Minnesota’s software industry among the most vibrant in the nation by providing a no/low cost mentoring model that enables other around them to give back to emerging tech entrepreneurs.

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WeWork Labs Debuts In Uptown To Begin Charging Minnesota Tech Startups For Advice, Connections

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“MINNEAPOLIS, MN – WeWork Labs, WeWork’s global platform dedicated to empowering early-stage startups, is launching in Minneapolis.

This marks the first WeWork Labs in the Midwest and aims to help build and promote a collaborative startup ecosystem in the region, bringing early-stage startups together with WeWork’s global community.”

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SureSwift Capital CEO: Why We’re All In On Remote Work

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“People are always shocked when I [Kevin McArdle] tell them that SureSwift Capital is a completely remote workplace with 75 people working across 14 timezones. That means we have no office, no set working hours, and no location requirements. Everyone always has a lot of questions about how we got here and how the whole remote work thing… works. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about, so I’m dedicating this post to answering the questions I get asked most.”

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The Way of the Cockroach: How InboxDollars Scaled A Hobby Into A Business

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Via Twin Cities Business

“The only business concepts that get funded by venture capital are those capable of reaching the top of their food chain. They are the lions, the alpha predators. Very few business concepts fit that profile. If you are not one of them, don’t despair. There is another radically different path to success—the way of the cockroach.

…In second grade, Daren Cotter bought 10-pound bags of Jolly Ranchers and sold them one by one for a tidy profit. He was hooked. Later he bought a computer with savings from a job at a golf course. After teaching himself computer programming, he created and sold a shareware program, Absolute Best Unit Converter (ABUC). Checks started flowing from around the world at $5 per download.”

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