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Minnesota Entrepreneurial Events Spotlight — April 8, 2022

Happy Friday, folks. It’s all blue skies as I glance out my window (well, not my window — I’m writing to you from a top secret coffee shop that’s definitely not in the Lyn/Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis…), but we all know it’s a lie. Spring is not here, as much as it pains me to write that. But it’ll all be green and sunshine and tulips and birdsong soon, right?

…maybe? Please?

Even though Mother Nature is giving Minnesota the cold shoulder for a bit longer, there’s plenty on the event calendar to keep the entrepreneurial fires burning.

But before we get to that, have you noticed the new coat of paint on We worked with our good friends at Denamico to build out a new and much snappier site, and we’re very happy with the results. There are still some loose screws to tighten, but you can be sure we’re working on them. If you have any thoughts, be sure to let us know.

Alrighty, enough chatter from me. Here are just a few highlights from the upcoming week (April 13 is stacked). Looking for more? Check out the full events calendar.

Entrepreneurial Mindset - April Edition

Saturday, April 9 — Red Wing Ignite

Join the Entrepreneurial Community in SE Minnesota as we learn, connect and celebrate together.


Tuesday, April 12 — Minnestar

You know the drill: 7 presenters, 7 minutes each, real working technology and no slides! Join us in celebrating all that our local tech community has to offer.

Spring 2022 BETA Showcase

Wednesday, April 13 — BETA

Are you ready to see the latest and greatest in Minnesota startup? BETA Showcase is back for its spring edition, and it’s shaping up to be a can’t-miss event of innovation.

West Central Trailblazer Challenge

Wednesday, April 13 — ILT Studios

The Trailblazer Challenge is a regional pitch competition where founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. 

11th MN Entrepreneur Kickoff

Wednesday, April 13 — MN Entrepreneur Network

Learn from some of the top entrepreneurs & builders in our ecosystem as they cover some of the key topics for growth including marketing & sales, culture, and hiring, as well as touching upon the journey of being a founder.

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).