Twin Cities Startup Week 2019: Looking Back (and Ahead) With Director Casey Shultz

by Alex Skjong


If you attended Twin Cities Startup Week in October, you probably took ample advantage of the two main community hubs. Based in the IDS Center in Minneapolis and Osborn370 in St. Paul, these destinations offered a welcome respite from the high energy of TCSW, not to mention a handy networking opportunity.

What you probably don’t know is that the Minneapolis hub could’ve looked a lot different if not for an 11th-hour helping hand from KNOCK, inc. just two weeks before the event’s kickoff. Up until that point, TCSW wasn’t sure it had furniture donated for the space which, to put it lightly, would’ve created a distinctly different vibe from the ultra-comfy Herman Miller collection that ended up there.

That assist from the Minneapolis creative agency is, really, what TCSW is all about — community. And it’s community that proved to be a crucial component of the event’s success, especially for its first-time director, Casey Shultz. Read More »

BETA Startup Showcase: 26 Letters

by Valerie Lockhart


The TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hard work, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The first startup to be featured is: 26 LettersStartup: 26 Letters Logo

26 Letters uses data and action to leverage diversity and inclusion to increase employee retention, organization outcomes and market awareness. Read More »

The Tech.MN Podcast: BETA & Twin Cities Startup Week

by Jac Stark


The Tech.MN and Beta Teams

Twin Cities Startup Week and Backyard Chickens with Casey Schultz & Reed Robinson

On Episode 5 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN, welcome Casey Schultz and Reed Robinson on The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about the importance of Zoom skills and also the most anticipated #MNtech event of the year. Listen on Apple and Spotify.

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Twin Cities Startup Week Awards: Submit Your Nominations Now!

by The TECHdotMN Team


Twin Cities Startup Week AwardsEvery year Twin Cities Startup Week is topped off with an awards celebration of the the entrepreneurs, creators, and explorers that make up this vibrant community. This year Tech.MN is proud to co-host the annual awards program taking place on October 16, 2019, at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

We invite you to join us in the search for some of the best, brightest, and most impactful companies, organizations and individuals. View this year’s awards and submit your nominations here!

2019 Twin Cities Startup Week Schedule Promises a Week of Discovery

by The TECHdotMN Team


Kids heading back to school and brisk mornings hint at the impending kick off of the official season of Minnesota entrepreneurs. Nothing is more telling of this than the debut of the 2019 Twin Cities Startup Week calendar today. While the week-long celebration of Minnesota’s startup ecosystem is over a month away the community is bracing itself for over 150 events between Minneapolis and St. Paul between October 9th and 16th.

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Startup Week Is For [Tech] Startups


Startups are led by founding entrepreneurs, the defacto leaders of a startup community.

As the third annual Twin Cities Startup Week commences today, we’re calling on the tech community to recognize, support, and learn to love these entrepreneurial leaders.

They put the startup in Startup Week. 

Between cofounders and the next generation of those coming up through Startup Weekend, there’s over 100 unique founders representing Minnesota tech this week. With that in mind, here is a running list of many of the tech startups appearing during Twin Cities Startup Week 2017:

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Startup Week Offers Free Flights To Lure Talent To Twin Cities



By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
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Twin Cities Startup Week will offer free flights to out-of-state job seekers who want to check out Minnesota’s entrepreneurial scene.Event organizers will award vouchers worth $300 apiece to professionals attending Startup Week, which runs from Sept. 19-25. People must apply for the fly-in program online. Startup Week has so far attracted enough sponsorships to cover between 30 and 40 flights, Startup Week Director Nels Pederson said.”

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