I’m Scott Litman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Equals 3, and This Is How I Work

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Thanks to CoCo for sponsoring our new How I Work series!

 
Equals 3 is an IBM Watson cognitive computing partner that develops solutions for marketers. Lucy carries out vital tasks quickly with her superpowered information-gathering and analytic capabilities.

In the driver’s seat of Equals 3 is Managing Partner is Scott Litman, who co-founded the company and continues to steer it. We spoke with Scott to learn about his work habits and the the way he operates Equals 3 on a typical day — inside and outside the office.

What one word best describes how you work?

Nonstop.

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Thank You For Feedback

by The TECHdotMN Team

It’s time once again for us to thank our readers for their ongoing feedback, directly and/or indirectly!

We welcome feedback on stories, subject matter, narratives, data — on how we can better serve Minnesota’s tech community. We maintain a very open comments system, read every email [info@tech.mn], and also accept it anonymously.

Thank you again!

Three [BIG] Minnesota Tech Events That Delivered Last Month


Minneapolis-St. Paul Mini Maker Faire


Held on Saturday, June 3rd, the third annual Minnesota maker festival was the largest local tech event of the month by far with just over 5000 people in attendance and 130 Makers exhibiting. This years great change was moving on up to the Grandstand at the State Fairgrounds, providing for a more condensed, centralized and intimate experience for all.

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Kipsu CEO On Investing, Divesting and Doubling Down

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By Chris Smith

“I believe that the simple question of when one should “invest” versus “divest” is one of the most fundamental questions we face on a daily basis that can influence our long term success. Bold statement, right?

Let’s start by defining investing and divesting. We’re all familiar with the traditional definition of investing: lending someone else money with an expectation of getting back your capital plus a profit. A nice, overly simplistic capitalist definition. Let’s take it a bit further and broaden the definition: investing is any time, energy or money provided without an immediate expectation of a return — and oftentimes with no expectation of getting something back.”

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Q&A With Osborn370 Owners On Their Forthcoming ‘Tech Hub’ In St. Paul

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“This is not your father’s office…because you can’t have lightbulb moments under flourescent lighting,” says Osborn370 — the new name for an old building re-opening in downtown St. Paul this fall.

Purchased from Ecolab on July 1 by a group of investors including local angel John Bergstrom and repeat tech entrepreneur Scott Burns, the 20 story edifice bills itself as a “Perfect for start-ups, freelancers and companies of all sizes and sorts.”

So we connected with Bergstrom and Burns to hear more, in their own words, just what’s in store…

What is a hub, is it any different from coworking, and if so, how?

Osborn 370 will be a multi-tenant building that caters to growth and innovation companies. We already know that several high-growth technology companies will be located in Osborn 370 by the end of 2017. The building is large enough to offer community, density and flexibility to the companies that call it home.

Three to five floors will be dedicated to a mix of coworking, shared tenant amenities, flexible suites and accelerator space. The exact mix is not yet final, but the building will accommodate growth companies of all sizes and types.

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WeWork To Open First Twin Cities Coworking In Capella Tower This Fall

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Via News Release

“WeWork is a platform for creators, providing over 120,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork currently has more than 140 physical locations in 45 cities and 15 countries around the world.  The Minneapolis space, located at 225 South 6th St Minneapolis, will have approximately 50,000 square feet and accommodate a community of approximately 1,000 members.”

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