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Minnesota Entrepreneurial Events Spotlight — April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! 🌎

It's the 50th anniversary of the eco-friendly holiday. I'm sure you've already been celebrating wildly since midnight, right? Maybe not, but there's still time! Minneapolis and St. Paul have some cool events going on that'll help make our environment a bit cleaner and let you show a little extra appreciation for our amazing planet. 

Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday, April 23 — Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

This year’s cleanup takes place throughout the City of Minneapolis and is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling.

2022 Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

Saturday, April 23 — Great River Coalition 

Earth Day 5K Bee Run/ Walk, Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, in the only National Park offering scenic views of the Mississippi River!

2nd Annual Earth Day Clothing Swap

Saturday, April 23 — LiveTV Events

In honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, 2022, we invite you to finish your spring cleaning by bringing your old, gently used clothes to this local clothing swap.

Alrighty! Back to our regularly scheduled startup programming. 🌎

Launch Minnesota Value Proposition Design Webinar

Saturday, April 25 - May 23 — UMN Venture Center

The University of Minnesota MIN-Corps program is proud to work with Launch Minnesota, an initiative of MN-DEED, to help early-stage technology entrepreneurs translate their innovations to a fundable, high-growth ventures.

This webinar is a short-form guide to the Lean Startup (also called Lean LaunchPad) approach, a structured process to quickly assess and refine business concepts, thus avoiding costly mistakes and accelerating progress to market launch.

Food Licensing Workshop

Wednesday, April 27 — Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Join Jodie Burke, Food Licensing Liaison with the MN Department of Agriculture, to learn about food licensing for your small business!

Fuckup Nights Twin Cities - Spring 2022

Thursday, April 28 — BETA

FuckUp Nights (or FUN) is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. FuckUp Nights Twin Cities has hosted a few of these events already, and the featured speakers wowed by sharing vulnerable stories of their professional missteps. This event promises to be no different.


Sean Higgins — CEO, BetterYou

Elyse Ash — Growth Manager, Cloudburst SBC

Tyrre Burks — Founder/CEO, Player's Health 

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).