MN’s “Rise of the Rest” startups selected to pitch Steve Case for $100k

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“Washington, D.C. – September 30, 2014 – Today, Revolution, UP Global and Google for Entrepreneurs, the presenting partners of the Rise of the Rest Road Tour, announced the finalists for pitch competitions happening in five Midwest cities: Madison, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City and St. Louis. One winner in each city will receive a $100,000 personal investment from Steve Case and a trip to the 2015 SXSW Startup Village in Austin, TX for a special “Rise of the Rest” pitch competition, where they will vie for additional funding.

Minnesota startups: 75F, Apruve, GreenBook Network, Grumbl, Fresh Vine, Not on My Nickel, Retrace Health, PreciouStatus, Rowbot Systems and Zipnosis.”

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Minneapolis B2B startup Apruve signs a trio of new customers

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ApruveMinneapolis B2B startup Apruve has recently onboarded three new customers as its ‘paypal for business’ product goes to market.

“The core issue that Apruve solves is when the purchaser and the payer are two different people within an organization,” Co founder Michael Noble explains.

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Video: CoCo pitch night startups

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coco-gfeOn Friday, CoCo hosted a ‘pitch night’ where five distinct startups had the opportunity to pitch a live audience and judging panel.

The winner Docalytics was selected to represent Minnesota in Silicon Valley this April during a Google demo event; runner-up Kidizen also has a shot at participating through a wild card round. Below are the complete pitches including judges questions + feedback:

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