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Monday, September 19
 

8:00am

Complimentary coworking at Assemble!
Come celebrate Twin Cities Small Business week with Assemble! You will enjoy complimentary coworking, local fresh ground coffee, networking, and much more!

Monday September 19, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

8:00am

Free CoWorking at The Pitch
Come join us at The Pitch for tasty coffee, scorching hot wi-fi, and cool people.  

Monday September 19, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

8:30am

FREE Coworking | Industrious Minneapolis

COWORKING REDEFINED

Stunning offices, inviting hospitality, and an inspiring community.

Join us for a free coworking to experience the Industrious Minneapolis member experience.


Monday September 19, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Industrious Minneapolis 60 South 6th Street #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

9:00am

Crumbscrum.Health
A live microgranting pitchslam celebrating health innovators with great ideas. Awesome ideas, awesome energy, and oh yeah - awesome food.

Monday September 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9:00am

IoT Hardware Startups & Investments

The Interneot of Things is a rapidly growing market with many investors looking to participate in this new world of connected devices. Come learn about some of what is going on both in our local community around IoT and talk with those first hand who have seen what is going on with startups and investment in China and Mexico. Take a tour of the space at Lab651 too! Beverages and light snacks provided.


Monday September 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Lab651 550 Vandalia Street #224, Saint Paul, MN 55114

9:00am

Free Coworking at Impact Hub MSP

During Twin Cities Startup Week, Impact Hub MSP is offering free coworking to new community members. Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Come for the space, stay for the community.

Get directions and recomendations on biking, parking, and driving to our space by clicking here


Monday September 19, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

11:30am

Recruiting Roundtable: How to Recruit a Top-Tier Startup Team

Recruiting a startup team that significantly moves the needle of your startup is hard. It’s even harder when your startup is based in a smaller market like the Twin Cities where the competition for a top-tier team is fierce.

Join us as we sit down with Victoria Schanen, Director of Recruiting at Leadpages, Patrick Meenan, Partner at Arthur Ventures, Paul DeBettignies, Principal at Minnesota Headhunter, and Phil Wocken, Associate Partner at Talentfoot Executive Search. We’ll discuss tried-and-true recruitment strategies and techniques that have built some of the Twin Cities’ hottest and fastest growing startup teams from the inside out.

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch and networking

12:00 – 1:00 Roundtable and Q&A

 

 

 


Speakers
AL

Ashley Lundquist

Director of People and Culture and Leadpages
PM

Patrick Meenan

Partner - Arthur Ventures
VS

Victoria Schanen

Director of Recruiting at Leadpages
PW

Phil Wocken

Associate Partner at Talentfoot Executive Search


Monday September 19, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Leadpages 251 N 1st Ave #200, Minneapolis, MN 55401

12:00pm

Brand 101

You might be a small business, but you can still think like a big brand. In Brand 101, you’ll learn about the four key basics every successful brand gets right, and work with tools that help elevate your story and sharpen your message.

Lunch provided!



Speakers
CE

Chris Everett

Known Branding


Monday September 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:00pm

Free Coworking at GLITCH

During Twin Cities Start Up Week, GLITCH is offering free coworking to the community! Space is limited; Eventbrite reservation required. Directions and parking information can be found here

About Coworking at GLITCH:
Our Residency Programs support independent game studios, small start-ups, and freelancers with an affordable work space packed with creative resources. Through opportunity-sharing, engaging events, and collaboration, we cultivate an experimental environment for the community to thrive. Discover more about Residency on the GLITCH website.


Monday September 19, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
GLITCH 1829 Riverside Avenue #200, Minneapolis, MN 55454

2:30pm

Sell Your Product: From Farmers Markets to Mass Markets featuring Libby Wyrum & Katie Myhre of Frank & Ernest Foods
the Linden Hills Farmers Market and RED Food have brought together the best-of-our-local- best to discuss the 7 habits of entirely ineffectual food startups. The panel will answer questions and tell stories about mistakes they’ve made, and how best to take risks and enjoy failure. Success happens for a few of us. Failure happens to everyone. Let’s talk about why (and drink beer while doing it). 

This dynamic panel of intelligent, witty and forthcoming individuals includes Jeff Johnson, founder and creative director of REPLACE Design,  Restauranteur Matty O’Reilly, operator of Republic at Seven Corners & Red River Food Truck, Ashlee Olds, owner of Sweet Science Ice Cream and Cider maker and farmer-entrepreneur Gretchen Perbix of Sweetland Orchard. Plus, lots of additional special guests. 

LOCATION: Republic at Seven Corners, 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Beer, wine, full bar and menu available for purchase. 

Speakers
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Jeff Johnson

Founder and Creative director of REPLACE DESIGN
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Matty O'Reilly

Operator of the Republic & Red River Food Truck
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Ashlee Olds

Owner of Sweet Science Ice Cream
GP

Gretchen Perbix

Sweetland Orchard


Monday September 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Republic ( 7 corners ) 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

2:30pm

Creating Your Board: An Overview of Startup Board Best Practices
Join seasoned startup advisors for a panel discussion that will provide entrepreneurs, investors and startup CEOs and CFOs with the current best practices for creating, running and understanding the framework and expectations of a startup board.

Panelists will cover the basics and provide attendees with guidance on the issues a board must cover as well as those they should cover. You will get answers to the following questions and more: What is a board? How do they make decisions? What does a written action or consent of the board look like? Am I doing this right?

Panelists include:
Jeff Hinck, Rally Ventures
Eric Madson, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Kevin Spreng, Startup and Venture Capital Attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, P.

Agenda
2:30 p.m. Registration
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Managing Director gener8tor Minnesota, gener8tor


Monday September 19, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

2:30pm

Sell Your Product: From Farmers Markets to Mass Markets
Sell Your Product: From Farmers Markets to Mass Markets featuring Libby Wyrum of Frank & Ernest Foods & the Linden Hills Farmers Market will discuss how to sell your product, regardless of your market size. The panel will cover how to display your merchandise in the farmers market, how to stand out on the retail shelf and much, much more. 

Monday September 19, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Republic ( 7 corners ) 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

3:00pm

Connecting Local Investments with Local Start-Ups

Building a robust start-up community through local investors, a panel discussion.


Speakers

Monday September 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
James J. Hill Center 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

3:00pm

Starting a Social Enterprise: Lessons from the Trenches
Are you one of those wanting to create the Purpose Driven Economy? Are you connected to a nonprofit looking to create new earned revenue streams to accelerate your mission? Have a great product or service idea you think could be a business, but don't know where to start?

Come join a lively group of social innovators and experienced social entrepreneurs with deep knowledge in the social enterprise sector as we walk through the steps to move your idea from concept to implementation. Or maybe you're just interested in the approach, and would like to learn more about it. This is the place to be. We welcome you!

Monday September 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

5:00pm

2016 Acara Open House
The Institute on the Environment is delighted to invite you and a guest to attend the Acara Open House 2016.

Acara
 prepares young leaders to take on the greatest environmental challenges through coursework, training and guidance, fellowships and internships throughout the world. Many of you have participated in Acara programs during the year (as students, coaches, judges, guest instructors, supporters and volunteers), we would love to see you and share a number of new changes happening at Acara as well as hear stories from recent Acara Fellows and Interns.

5:30pm

Beta.mn / Showcase Event (Official Kickoff of Twin Cities Startup Week)
Beta.mn’s next Showcase event is gearing up to be the best yet. Not only will you see a dozen emerging Minnesota startup companies competing for the coveted "Golden iPod” trophy, but we will also be celebrating the official kickoff for Twin Cities Startup Week.

Showcase is like a science fair for startups, with beer & music. There are no formal presentations, just local entrepreneurs demonstrating their products and services in an approachable, one-to-one setting.

Attendees include founders, future employees, superfans, investors, friends, family members and anyone wanting to discover and celebrate local innovation. There's no set schedule; attendees are welcome to come and go throughout the evening.

Monday September 19, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Target Plaza Commons 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

8:00pm

The Pitch Beta.MN Afterparty
Head up to The Pitch after Beta.MN to keep the party rolling into the night. Spend the evening connecting with friends at The Pitch; participate in a ping-pong or foosball tournament; enjoy local craft beer, fine wines and some late night eats as we kick-off the first night of Twin Cities Startup Week!

Monday September 19, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413
 
Tuesday, September 20
 

8:00am

Breakfast with MNstarter

MNstarter is a MNvest portal, running equity crowdfunding campaigns for Minnesotans. Join us for breakfast and a panel discussion about what this new startup funding tool means for MN businesses, investors, and professional service companies.

IDS Center parking will be validated. 

Panel Guests:
Zach Robins of MNvest and Winthrop & Weinstine 
Chris Carlisle of Gray Plant Mooty
Jay Ebben of  University of St. Thomas Schultz School of Entrepreneurship
Patrick Meenan of Arthur Ventures
Marty Wetherall of Fallon
Bre Fisher of MNstarter, Moderator

Moderators
Speakers
PM

Patrick Meenan

Partner - Arthur Ventures
avatar for Zach Robins

Zach Robins

Attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine
I work with young and growing companies on general corporate matters as well as capital raises utilizing investment crowdfunding mechanisms.
avatar for Marty Wetherall

Marty Wetherall

Director of Innovation, Fallon
Disruption, innovation, startups, products, parenting, sports, yeah.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Gray Plant Mooty 80 South 8th Street #500, Minneapolis, MN 55402

8:00am

Women in Tech and Startups - The Real Journey
Want to know what really comes out of a hackathon? Join us to hear the stories of Hack the Gap alumni and what they have been working on since the 2015 and 2016 spring hackathons and then stick around for the fishbowl discussion where we will discuss the unique journey of women in tech and startups.

Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

8:00am

Complimentary coworking at Assemble!
Come celebrate Twin Cities Small Business week with Assemble! You will enjoy complimentary coworking, local fresh ground coffee, networking, and much more!

Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

8:00am

Free CoWorking at The Pitch
Come join us at The Pitch for tasty coffee, scorching hot wi-fi, and cool people.  

Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

8:30am

Design Thinking With Startups
Good design leads to good products and good customer engagement, whether physical products, software or other. And good design starts early in the process. Not after prototyping and just before public release, but during conception and ideation. Hear from design and engineering firms Psoup and Caztek on wiring in good design early and get a little show & tell of some example products. Also, a tour of the Booya, the collaborative engineering and design space where it all goes down. 

Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
287 E 6th St. St. Paul, MN 55101 287 E 6th St. St. Paul, MN 55101

8:30am

FREE Coworking | Industrious Minneapolis

COWORKING REDEFINED

Stunning offices, inviting hospitality, and an inspiring community.

Join us for a free coworking to experience the Industrious Minneapolis member experience.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Industrious Minneapolis 60 South 6th Street #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

9:00am

Free Coworking at Impact Hub MSP

During Twin Cities Startup Week, Impact Hub MSP is offering free coworking to new community members. Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Come for the space, stay for the community.

Get directions and recomendations on biking, parking, and driving to our space by clicking here


Tuesday September 20, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9:00am

Free Coworking at GLITCH

During Twin Cities Start Up Week, GLITCH is offering free coworking to the community! Space is limited; Eventbrite reservation required. Directions and parking information can be found here

About Coworking at GLITCH:
Our Residency Programs support independent game studios, small start-ups, and freelancers with an affordable work space packed with creative resources. Through opportunity-sharing, engaging events, and collaboration, we cultivate an experimental environment for the community to thrive. Discover more about Residency on the GLITCH website.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
GLITCH 1829 Riverside Avenue #200, Minneapolis, MN 55454

10:00am

How to Make a Compelling Startup Video

Meet Mark Mazur a leader in the video community on how to create a compelling video for your startup. 

From a young age, Mark has loved filmmaking. Enlisting the help of his high school friends, he transformed his parents’ basement into a production studio and has been creating ever since.

Mark’s love for film stems from his insatiable interest in storytelling. He strives to find new ways to engage an audience and create pieces that resonate. His work will energize, instill nostalgia and inspire. But, it’s hard to call it his work, because when you collaborate with Mark, it’s clear this isn’t his work, this is his play.

Learn more about A2F http://a2fpictures.com/


Speakers

Tuesday September 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Object Partners, Inc. 1515 Central Avenue Northeast #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:00am

Preparing Your Startup for Investment
Come visit the Minneapolis office of Messerli & Kramer P.A. and learn from successful startups and attorneys about the tasks you need to accomplish as you seek investment for your startup. Attorneys Draeke Weseman, Jeff Robbins, Andy Tataryn, and Pam Curran will host a Q&A where you can ask your questions about how prepare your startup for investment. To find out more, contact Draeke Weseman at dweseman@messerlikramer.com.  

Speakers
avatar for Draeke Weseman

Draeke Weseman

Attorney, Messerli & Kramer P.A.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Messerli & Kramer, P.A. 100 S. Fifth St., Suite 1400, Minneapolis, MN 55402

10:30am

How Does VR Impact my Startup?

Chuck Olsen with Visual will talk with us about the impact of VR and what it means for future business.

Chuck Olsen is a 20 year veteran of new media. From producing the first web sites for Twin Cities PBS and Radio K, Chuck went on to produce the documentary film “Blogumentary” and become one of the first videobloggers. In 2007 he co-founded the award-winning journalism non-profit The UpTake, and earned an SPJ award for his livestreamed mobile political coverage. In 2009, Chuck launched the web site and social media channels for a new public television show, mn original. In 2012 he co-founded digital video agency and art gallery vidtiger, serving clients from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. vidtiger’s acclaimed interactive art project, Futurekave, led directly to a torrid love affair with depth cameras and virtual reality. In 2015, Chuck co-founded Visual, a virtual reality company creating inspiring VR content and a SaaS-based 360º video platform.


Speakers

Tuesday September 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Object Partners, Inc. 1515 Central Avenue Northeast #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:00am

How does user experience impact my business? UX Panel

Come join us for a lively discussion on the topic of user experience and why it's important for the future of business. 

Panel Speakers:

Adrian Cumming - User Experience Senior Manager at Best Buy 

Michael Sichmeller - Vice President, Customer Experience Design at Gage

Sara Asche Anderson - Director of User Experience at Target 

Zack Naylor - CEO, Co-Founder at Aurelius 

Moderator:

Elwin Loomis - Sr. Director, Store of the Future at Target

 



Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Object Partners, Inc. 1515 Central Avenue Northeast #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:30am

High Impact Story Telling

The best organizations—and leaders—use stories as a way to communicate and transfer the values and vision of the organization. They leverage the power of storytelling to acquire new customers, attract investors, or engage employees. As an entrepreneur or business leader, your story is your power.

Business and brand expert Kristen Heimerl discusses the power of storytelling and, in particular, how personal stories accomplish more influence and achieve greater impact than information alone.

Participants will briefly explore storytelling best practices. Then Kristen will guide participants in an interactive workshop to reveal their leadership narrative—with a focus on maximizing opportunities to connect with and inspire others. Finally, a few moments will be spent looking at how personal stories can be used to shape an organization’s narrative and value to make an unmistakable impact in the marketplace.

Key Benefits:

1. Identify your top stories: Discover the narratives that define you as a leader.

2. Hone your storytelling skills: Utilizing a proven model, explore ways of telling your story for greatest impact.

3. Construct your roadmap: Identify your audiences, their needs, and your solution. Align your leadership narrative with your organization’s big idea.


Speakers
KH

Kristen Heimerl

Founder and CEO of Unmistakable Advantage, Inc.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
James J. Hill Center 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

11:30am

Mac Startups Demo Day
This summer, 18 Macalester students took part in Mac Startups, a student-run entrepreneurship incubator. After identifying problems in the Twin Cities community (and beyond) they developed creative products to solve these problems. Their projects range from a mobile app for sports scheduling, to a platform for learning endangered and minority languages, to a clean energy tea. On September 20th at 11:30am, the teams will be showcasing their work at a "Demo Day" event on Macalester's campus. Demo Day will feature short pitches from each of the Mac Startups teams, as well as a light lunch and networking.

Food will be provided! Make sure to register so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!

Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Kagin Commons, Macalester College

12:00pm

Financing and Lending Preparation Workshop
As part of Twin Cities Startup Week, come for a lunch and learn about how to get your business ready to be banked and looked at by investors. Specialists from Sunrise Banks and Crow River Financial will host a short workshop to help you understand what is needed to move your business finances forward.
Lunch provided!

Tuesday September 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:00pm

Lunch With Object Partners
Come enjoy lunch sponsored by Object Partners. There are tons of great Startupweek events happening before and after. Join in the fun!

Tuesday September 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Object Partners, Inc. 1515 Central Avenue Northeast #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

1:00pm

New Product Developers - Open Design Review

So, you're developing a product...now, is it any good? Ultimately the market will decide; but on Tuesday, September 20th you'll have a chance to beat the odds by vetting your concept, prototype or production model with a panel of product design experts at Worrell's headquarters in Northeast Minneapolis. 

You will have three minutes to explain the product, use case, features and functionality, followed by five minutes of design feedback from Worrell’s industrial designers, user interface designers and engineers.

The sessions are designed to provide you with critical insights and honest feedback to help take your product to the next level.

Interested in watching? You're welcome to join us. When you register, select the attendee option, and you won't be asked to complete the application.


Tuesday September 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Worrell Design 1414 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

3:00pm

Bunker Labs Minneapolis Launch
Are you interested in engaging with, supporting or joining our local community of military veterans involved in entrepreneurship and innovation?

If so come to this catalytic event where we will announce the launch of Bunker Labs Minneapolis, a local chapter of a national non-profit that is built to connect, educate and inspire the next generation of military veterans.(https://bunkerlabs.org/)

Speakers
DB

Don Ball

Co-Founder of COCO
TC

Todd Connor

CEO of Bunker Labs
TO

Tim O'Neil

Executive Director of Bunker Labs Minneapolis


Tuesday September 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CoCo Northeast 1400 Van Buren St NE #200, Minneapolis, MN 55413

4:00pm

TechStars Demo Day

In the heart of Twin Cities Startup Week, join the larger community in attending Techstars Demo Day on September 20. This event is the culmination of the Techstars Retail 2016 program and opportunity for the 11 companies to pitch to investors and showcase their business to friends, family and the community.

The 2016 Techstars class of companies represent the ever-growing and diversifying entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our companies come from all over the world with unique backgrounds and expertise. They’ve inspired us and we hope they’ll inspire you too!

Demo Day is free to attend, but ticket must be reserved for entry. Please RSVP at the EventBrite link below!


Doors at 3:30PM

Program at 4PM

Tuesday September 20, 2016 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall Nicollet Mall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Opened: 1974

7:00pm

Post Demo Day Party - Not Your Father’s Office: Trends in the Tech Workplace
Tech firms have been on the forefront of innovative work environments to attract and retain top talent and build company culture. Join CBRE for a happy hour to learn about the latest trends in office design and workplace strategy, and discover what strategies other creative companies are implementing to make their office space an effective tool for growth. Tour the firm’s brand new office in downtown Minneapolis, featuring highly mobile, free-address seating with a focus on collaboration, connection and choice. Come enjoy a beer and learn about national and local economic incentives for tech companies, and hear from architects, alternative workplace experts and real estate advisers specializing in tech companies.

Tuesday September 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CBRE 800 LaSalle Ave, Suite 1900, Minneapolis, MN 55402
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

7:30am

MN Innovates Mentor Morning
Mentor Morning is a three year old Twin Cities based program bringing together experienced start-up business mentors and early stage entrepreneurs in an informal setting. Mentor Morning provides "sound advice" and network connection to start-ups.

Wednesday September 21, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Best and Flanagan law firm Ste. 2700 RBC Tower 60 So. 6th st. Minneapolis, MN 55402

7:30am

Applying Startup Principles to Clinician Education
We will explore how Eric Ries’ 5 Key Principles to a Learn Startup apply to the present and future of health professional education.

These 5 key principles include:

Entrepreneurs are everywhere.

Entrepreneurship is management.

Practice validated learning.

Set up Build-Measure-Learn process.

Use innovation accounting system.

Interested in how this will all merge? Join us, hear ideas, ask questions and become an active member of the community that helps train our future providers!

Wednesday September 21, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
Spyder Trap 1625 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

8:00am

TechStars Office Hours: Julie Penner
Founders, Have you thought about applying to an accelerator program? Want to learn more about Techstars? Or just have questions about your startup? Julie Penner, Director for Techstars Boulder, is in town for Twin Cities Startup Week and would love to meet some awesome founders. Techstars Boulder program alumni include SendGrid, Digital Ocean, Sphero, FullContact, Revolar and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Program Manager, Techstars
Director of TechStars Boulder


Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

8:00am

Complimentary coworking at Assemble!
Come celebrate Twin Cities Small Business week with Assemble! You will enjoy complimentary coworking, local fresh ground coffee, networking, and much more!

Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

8:00am

Free CoWorking at The Pitch
Come join us at The Pitch for tasty coffee, scorching hot wi-fi, and cool people.  

Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

8:30am

FREE Coworking | Industrious Minneapolis

COWORKING REDEFINED

Stunning offices, inviting hospitality, and an inspiring community.

Join us for a free coworking to experience the Industrious Minneapolis member experience.


Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Industrious Minneapolis 60 South 6th Street #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

9:00am

1 Million Cups St. Paul
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Paul. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Speakers
DF

Dan Fisher

Good Libations


Wednesday September 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
James J. Hill Center 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

9:00am

Free Coworking at Impact Hub MSP

During Twin Cities Startup Week, Impact Hub MSP is offering free coworking to new community members. Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Come for the space, stay for the community.

Get directions and recomendations on biking, parking, and driving to our space by clicking here


Wednesday September 21, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9:00am

Free Coworking at GLITCH

During Twin Cities Start Up Week, GLITCH is offering free coworking to the community! Space is limited; Eventbrite reservation required. Directions and parking information can be found here

About Coworking at GLITCH:
Our Residency Programs support independent game studios, small start-ups, and freelancers with an affordable work space packed with creative resources. Through opportunity-sharing, engaging events, and collaboration, we cultivate an experimental environment for the community to thrive. Discover more about Residency on the GLITCH website.


Wednesday September 21, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
GLITCH 1829 Riverside Avenue #200, Minneapolis, MN 55454

11:00am

Techstars Startup Next in Partnership with Land O'Lakes Company Showcase
The culmination of the Techstars Startup Next Food & Tech program provides the opportunity for our cohort to showcase their companies.

Email Brett.Brohl@techstars.com for ticketing info 

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBD

11:00am

Free Coworking at COCO Downtown
Come work from COCO for the day! Join us at 11am for a tour of the space. After the tour you can hang around the for free coworking. 

Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:00pm

Minnesota Computer Industry and Technology Learning Center
The State of Minnesota Computer Industry History and Learning Center

Have you heard of companies such as Univac, Honeywll, IBM Rochester, Cray Research, Seagate Technologies, Control Data, Sperry Rand? "The Modern Digital Computer Was Developed in the Great State of Minnesota 70 Years Ago!"

You are cordially invited to learn in greater depth about this historical entrepreneur success story that will discuss how the "world's fastest computer" was started right here in the Twin Cities after World War II and continues today in many industries throughout our state and beyond.

What can our entrepreneurs of the 21st Century learn from these computer industry pioneers? And, what can our STEM students learn about why and how to make a passionate commitment to a start-up business? As others have stated eloquently, "if you do not learn from the past, you are destined to repeat it!" Avoid repeating the past by attending and participating in this enlightening event.  

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD

12:00pm

Sleep: As crucial to your business as customers and capital
SLEEP! We need it, we love it- but why does it always feel as if we don't get enough of it? In today's fast paced world, our sleep is counter-productively sacrificed as we try to accomplish more and more. Unfortunately, the quality of our work and daily lives suffers in return. Are you tired of walking around tired? Join us to learn all about the role sleep plays in your life- including how the quality and quantity of your sleep can impact your day, tips and tricks to achieve better sleep, actions to take (or stop taking) to improve your sleep, signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders and more.

This session may be particularly advantageous for sleep-deprived startup founders, energy-zapped entrepreneurs or just about anyone who is launching/growing/scaling a business and feels like they could benefit from better sleep habits.

Presenter: Sarah Moe, RPSGT, Co-founder & CEO, Sleep Health Specialists

Lunch provided!

Speakers
SM

Sarah Moe

CEO and Founder, Sleep Health Specialists


Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

1:00pm

Dispelling Myths about Retail

Join us for a conversation with Keith Harrison, Michael Laquere, and Mark Mosniak at SPRING dispelling retail myths.  

Topic: Insights and firsthand knowledge from hardware startups who have made the path from the product lab to the retail shelf.  

Michael Laquere – Principal @ SPRING – prior -  Target Strategy

Mark Mosniak – Principal @ SPRING – prior - Best Buy Strategy

Keith Harrison – Partner SPRING -  prior  - OWNER Established Brands/Compass

 



Wednesday September 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Object Partners, Inc. 1515 Central Avenue Northeast #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403

1:00pm

Startup Week Career Fair
Connect with startup and early-stage companies seeking talent to grow their businesses. Informal gathering of Twin Cities startup companies and students from across the University and other local colleges. Make connections, get career advice and learn about the needs, opportunities and recruiting practices of leading Minnesota startups.

Wednesday September 21, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Carlson School of Management Atrium

2:00pm

The Hero’s Journey: Writing your startUP story.
From Odysseus to Steve Jobs, we all have a story to tell. In 12 easy steps, you will learn about Kristi Hemmer’s story from the classroom to backpacking the world on $20 a day to social enterprise. Then, you’ll use the Monomyth (aka Hero’s Journey you learned in English 101) and in 12 easy steps map out your StartUP journey. It will challenge and inspire you to dig deep into what you already know and what you are learning to create a StartUP story that is unwritten or needs revision. No writing experience needed. Bonus: it serves as an innovative SWOT analysis and Business Plan. 

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company 1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

4:00pm

Reuse, Recycle, Rebuild - A startups guide to building great things from existing things
Apple and Google have spent millions on user research, built great pattern libraries, UI kits and have built brilliant experiences. They’ve made it publicly available to you so you don’t build junk because the better your app is, the better their ecosystems perform and the more money for everyone. This track will teach you what’s out there, what’s important and how to use these tools to deliver a great user experience right out of the gate. We’ll discuss the patterns that matter and why, as well as the tools and processes that will get you to MSP faster. Innovate on the UI after you understand your users and your product. 

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TreeHouse Health 1635 Hennepin Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55403

4:00pm

So You Want To Invest In Startups…What you need to know and how not to screw it up
Startup Investor Casey Allen will share lessons learned for first time angels

Speakers
avatar for Casey Allen

Casey Allen

Founder, Chief Tribal Leader, Enterprise Rising
tech investing, angel investing, startups, conferences, building community. | | Tweet at me before the conference if: | - You want to work with more tech startups | - You want to help more tech startups | - You want to hang out with more startups. | | twitter.com/casey__allen
avatar for Zach Robins

Zach Robins

Attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine
I work with young and growing companies on general corporate matters as well as capital raises utilizing investment crowdfunding mechanisms.


Wednesday September 21, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

6:00pm

MinneDemo 24
MinneDemo is for real, working technology products made in Minnesota. Seven demos will be presented, each having 7 minutes to showcase their work live (no PowerPoint). Some have described it as geek show and tell. We like to think that geeks and those interested (i.e. investors, media organizations, etc.) will enjoy an event centered on seeing what the local scene is up to and networking before, during, and afterward with food and drinks. It’s an energizing and informative evening.

Register to receive email updates on ticket release dates for this free event at minnestar.org.

Wednesday September 21, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Riverview Theater 3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
 
Thursday, September 22
 

7:00am

Panel of the best MN mobile apps acquired (Mobilize MN)

We are proud to bring the members of Mobilize MN and attendees of Twin Cities Startup Week an incredible panel of leaders who represent the most successful Minnesota-made mobile app product companies that have been acquired!  

Join us for a lively panel discussion moderated by Matt Pacyga(Co-founder and CEO of Slice Engine).  


Moderators
Speakers
KF

Ken Finsaas

Table Project
JF

Jeff Fritz

Storyworks1
EN

Erin Newkirk

Red Stamp
SV

Scott Vlaminck

SmartThings


Thursday September 22, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Vidku 251 N 1st Ave #500, Minneapolis, MN

7:30am

Fast Track to Unicorn
Precision and planning can make or break a company. Unicorns know how to execute and that is what catches the eye of an investor. Innovators and entrepreneurs often need help identifying the pitfalls and efficiently executing. Join Leona Lewis and Kathleen Harrell-Latham to learn about how start-ups can leverage legal and compliance to stay on the fast track to success.  


Thursday September 22, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Loop Legal PLLC 2828 University Ave SE #150, Minneapolis MN 55414

7:30am

Midwest Regional Angel Conference
Education/Networking for angel investors and venture firms from around the Midwest. Invitation is required to attend.

Contact Dave Russick at david.russick@russickgroup.com with any questions. 

Speakers

Thursday September 22, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Carlson School of Management

8:00am

Complimentary coworking at Assemble!
Come celebrate Twin Cities Small Business week with Assemble! You will enjoy complimentary coworking, local fresh ground coffee, networking, and much more!

Thursday September 22, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

8:00am

Free CoWorking at The Pitch
Come join us at The Pitch for tasty coffee, scorching hot wi-fi, and cool people.  

Thursday September 22, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

8:30am

FREE Coworking | Industrious Minneapolis

COWORKING REDEFINED

Stunning offices, inviting hospitality, and an inspiring community.

Join us for a free coworking to experience the Industrious Minneapolis member experience.


Thursday September 22, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Industrious Minneapolis 60 South 6th Street #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

9:00am

Free Coworking at Impact Hub MSP

During Twin Cities Startup Week, Impact Hub MSP is offering free coworking to new community members. Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Come for the space, stay for the community.

Get directions and recomendations on biking, parking, and driving to our space by clicking here


Thursday September 22, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9:00am

Free Coworking at GLITCH

During Twin Cities Start Up Week, GLITCH is offering free coworking to the community! Space is limited; Eventbrite reservation required. Directions and parking information can be found here

About Coworking at GLITCH:
Our Residency Programs support independent game studios, small start-ups, and freelancers with an affordable work space packed with creative resources. Through opportunity-sharing, engaging events, and collaboration, we cultivate an experimental environment for the community to thrive. Discover more about Residency on the GLITCH website.


Thursday September 22, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
GLITCH 1829 Riverside Avenue #200, Minneapolis, MN 55454

10:00am

DEED's Programs to Assist Start-Up Businesses
The Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) offers start-up businesses assistance ranging from technical support to financing programs. Meet at an open house with representatives from the Offices of Small Business Assistance, Job Skills Partnership, Business Finance, Business Development, Small Business Development Centers, and the Minnesota Trade Office to learn about the many programs DEED offers that may help you with your business.

Speakers
JN

Jeff Nelson

Manager, Tax Benefits Unit, MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development


Thursday September 22, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
MN Department of Employment & Economic Development First National Bank Bldg, 332 Minnesota Street, St Paul, MN 55101

11:30am

Biomimicry & Service Design: Frameworks for ALL Innovators to Implement
Just what is Biomimicry? Join fellow innovators from around the metro at the Azul 7 design studio for a deeper look into the ultimate framework in adaptive design. Denny Royal, Azul 7 Principal and Biomimicry thought leader, will present modern examples of innovative, life-sustaining, product design gathered from observing 3.8 billion years of evolution. Lisa Helminiak, Azul 7 CEO and a special guest speaker will define Service Design and share real-life examples of how Service Design principles can differentiate your startup. 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Helminiak

Lisa Helminiak

CEO, Azul 7
Azul 7 CEO
DR

Denny Royal

Azul 7 Principal and Biomimicry thought leader


Thursday September 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Azul 7 800 Hennepin Avenue Suite 700 Minneapolis, MN 55403

12:00pm

Writing Performant English (or, Poetry for Startups)
This Lunch and Learn is for brilliant startup founders who have trouble communicating with other kinds of humans. Founders have exotic skills: technical prowess, singular focus, novel and strange ways of seeing the world. But those very same talents often lead you to have trouble communicating—and you have to communicate to get your startup off the ground. In today's session, we'll practice ways of thinking about your startup that compile to lucid and compelling English. In other words: we'll make your pitch into poetry. 

Speakers

Thursday September 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:15pm

Booming Startup Scene in Finland

Join the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School on September 22 to learn about the booming startup scene in Helsinki, Finland.  Tomi Rauste, Vice President of Finn Pro for the Americas and Kristina Garcia, Director of Invest Finland will be joining us to share the exciting activity happening in Scandinavia. 



Thursday September 22, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Carlson School of Management Room 2-224 321 19th Avenue South Room 2-224, Minneapolis, MN 55455

12:30pm

Entrepreneur Expo: Essentials for Small Business Growth
Learn from successful small business owners at the kickoff panel 

Develop skills in marketing, finance, operations, and business for artists

Connect with business development exhibitors and other entrepreneurs

Workshops by Springboard for the Arts, WomenVenture, Twin Cities Media Alliance, and University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center

Thursday September 22, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

1:00pm

Lessons Learned: Successfully Funding a Food Startup
From Grandma to Kickstarter and beyond, local food entrepreneurs discuss how they successfully funded their growing operations. 

Thursday September 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Growing your Startup: Design Thinking meets Design Doing
Startups live in a world of uncertainty, and need to learn by doing. This event will educate you on how a design thinking approach can be used to create, morph and grow a startup that is attractive to both customers and investors.


Thursday September 22, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

3:00pm

Startup Crawl @ North Co
The Social Lights® will host the first ever TCSW Startup Crawl at the newly renovated North Co. Building. The 2016 Startup Crawl hosted by The Social Lights will give attendees the opportunity to check out the tenants in the North Co. building, as well as get an inside look into the success stories of these Minneapolis-based companies. Grab your friends + come enjoy refreshments while exploring the community in this Northeast Minneapolis building. 

Thursday September 22, 2016 3:00pm - 5:30pm
North Co 610 9th Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

3:30pm

How Can Real Estate and Workplace Design be a Tool for Growth?
A panel discussion with design experts, real estate advisors, and a tech company, talking about using real estate and workplace design as a tool to navigate managing growth. Studio BV, CBRE, and When I Work come together to share their experiences and advice around When I Work's move from St. Paul to Minneapolis.

Thursday September 22, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

4:00pm

2016 MN Cup Final Awards Reception
You're invited to attend the MN Cup Final Awards Reception! This celebration is the culmination of a journey that started in late March including over 1500 entrepreneurs, three rounds of judging, numerous events and thousands of volunteer hours. The last 6 months have been an exciting ride and with great enthusiasm, we’re ready to recognize Minnesota's outstanding entrepreneurs.

New to this year's MN Cup Grand Prize Ceremony is Demo Hour - a showcase of the 2016 MN Cup Finalists, 26 startups across 8 Divisions. 

Speakers
AB

Angie Bastian

Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP


Thursday September 22, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

7:00pm

DocuMNtary Film Release
Join us to celebrate the growing Minnesota Tech Community and watch the film premiere for DocuMNtary - The Story of Tech in Minnesota.

Learn more about our history in tech, the momentum and entrepreneurship today, the growing ecosystem, our incredible people and ways to engage in our community.

Network with some of the hottest tech companies in town.

Celebrate the rich tech community that we have today.

Advocate Minnesota as a place to build a tech career and help others learn our story.

Hear from:
- Nick Roseth (producer of DocuMNtary)
- Chip Pearson (JAMF Software)
- Jamie Thinglestad (SPS Commerce, Minne*)
- Scott Litman (Magnet 360, MN Cup, Equals 3)

Enjoy food trucks, local beer, and drinks as you network.

Learn more and see the trailer at www.documntary.com.


Thursday September 22, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455
 
Friday, September 23
 

8:00am

Complimentary coworking at Assemble!
Come celebrate Twin Cities Small Business week with Assemble! You will enjoy complimentary coworking, local fresh ground coffee, networking, and much more!

Friday September 23, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Assemble Minneapolis 15 South Fifth Street Fifth Floor

8:00am

Free CoWorking at The Pitch
Come join us at The Pitch for tasty coffee, scorching hot wi-fi, and cool people.  

Friday September 23, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Pitch 807 Broadway Street Northeast Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413

8:30am

FREE Coworking | Industrious Minneapolis

COWORKING REDEFINED

Stunning offices, inviting hospitality, and an inspiring community.

Join us for a free coworking to experience the Industrious Minneapolis member experience.


Friday September 23, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Industrious Minneapolis 60 South 6th Street #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

9:00am

Opportunities for Digital Health Startups in the “Third Wave” of the Internet
Build a niche app - focus on gaining traction and viral growth - figure out monetization later. While this strategy of focusing on product and audience has worked for startups in the Second Wave of the Internet (such as Facebook and Instagram), AOL Cofounder Steve Case argues that entrepreneurs in the Third Wave of the Internet will need to operate by a different playbook in order to transform industries like healthcare. The Third Wave is about the “Internet of Everything” and Third Wave entrepreneurs will need a new focus on Partnerships, Policy and Perseverance. 

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Fredrickson and Byron 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425

9:00am

Pitch Fest for Women Led Startups!
You're Invited

Grow the Twin Cities startup ecosystem & support Minnesota women entrepreneurs!  

Come see awesome women leading seed to series B companies, MN Cup finalists, and notable up & comers pitch to midwest investors and community supporters.  

MC Jenna Pederson, founder of 612 Software Foundry and Hack the Gap will kick us off at 930 AM with a preview of 2017 WE+ events, immediately followed by pitches.

Crowdsourced Prizes

Crowdsourced prizes will be awarded to audience favorites and best pitches!

To join us:

  1. Buy a ticket (all ticket fees are donated to winners)  
  2. Watch awesome women pitch their companies
  3. Vote for your favorite pitch
  4. See prizes awarded
  5. Cheer and feel great
Schedule

9:00am DOORS OPEN & NETWORKING

9:30am PITCHES BEGIN

  • Selected companies
  • Minnesota Cup finalists
  • Up and coming startups 

11:30am EVENT CONCLUDES


Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am
Carlson School of Management - 3M Auditorium 321 19th Avenue South 3M Auditorium (1-115), Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:00am

Free Coworking at Impact Hub MSP

During Twin Cities Startup Week, Impact Hub MSP is offering free coworking to new community members. Sign up to reserve your spot. 

Come for the space, stay for the community.

Get directions and recomendations on biking, parking, and driving to our space by clicking here


Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

10:00am

Building Balance: Personal Workplace Health
Maintaining personal health amidst the demands of a startup driven lifestyle can be aided by implementing small changes in your workplace. Deb Lundberg, founder of Health Solutions, will share simple tips and tricks to keep your body happy and your mind healthy. After Deb’s presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to receive their personalized health screening report during the Health Fair. Co-hosted by Connect the Grey.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

11:00am

Free Coworking at COCO Downtown
Come work from COCO for the day! Join us at 11am for a tour of the space. After the tour you can hang around the for free coworking. 

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:00pm

Using Your Product to Grow Your Product
Join Jason Hable (VP Growth) and Tamer Selim (Director of Product) from When I Work to discuss marrying your product and distribution channel to maximize your growth. Learn how to design your product from the start with distribution in mind and how to construct a product-enabled growth machine to scale your business. Hear real world examples from Tamer and Jason's experience at When I Work, Code42, TuneIn, Disney Interactive and Playdom.
Lunch provided!

Speakers
JH

Jason Hable

VP of Growth at When I Work
TS

Tamer Selim

Director of Product When I Work


Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

12:00pm

Entrepreneurial Story: Howard Leonhardt
Serial entrepreneur Howard Leonhardt of Leonhardt BioVentures, Cal-X Crowdfund Connect and other ventures will share his story and perspectives as a  medical devices serial entrepreneur, equity crowdfunding proponent, and advocate for conscious capitalism.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mayo Building Room A110 420 Delaware St SE Room A110, Minneapolis, MN 55455

12:00pm

Open Gym: After the Idea
Janie Hanson, owner and founder of Connect the Grey, will facilitate a conversation on the practical “next step” realities that accompany the excitement of turning an idea into a sustainable business. Topics include contacts, creating an LLC, taxes, budgets, and more. Come ready to take notes, hear from others’ experiences, and walk away with action points designed to move your venture forward. 

Speakers
JH

Janie Hanson

Owner and Founder of Connect the Grey


Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

1:00pm

Founders and Investors Meetup Hours

Founders, come meet with peers and investors. Whether you have have a specific ask, looking for feedback or would like to build a relationship, please join.

Format:  Attendees will rotate meeting rooms in short (~15 min) intervals.

Questions?  Please contact Alex Ryan, alexATbitmatter.co


Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Techstars Target Retail Office City Center Skyway Level 33 S 6th St Minneapolis, MN

1:00pm

Gener8tor Office Hours
Nationally ranked accelerator gener8tor recently expanded to Minnesota and is launching its first gBETA program for early stage founders in October here in Minneapolis. Come meet Mark McGuire, Managing Director of gener8tor Minnesota, to learn more about gBETA, accelerator programs in general, or just to chat about your startup. If you have an idea, want to join a team or are generally interested in startups, Mark would love to meet you.

Sign up for a one on one session with Mark here! 

Speakers
avatar for Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Managing Director gener8tor Minnesota, gener8tor


Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
COCO Downtown 400 S 4th St #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

2:00pm

#Doughvelopment
Game Dev Co-working and Donuts - Join game developers in their natural habitat... the donut shop! Enjoy the company of fellow game developers for the afternoon, or take the opportunity to start that game you've always wanted to make. All skill levels welcome, but be prepared to answer questions about what you are (or want to be) working on!

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Glam Doll Donuts 2605 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

3:00pm

Building Balance: Connecting Creativity
Creativity is an essential part of innovation, but building creativity into your business is easier said than done. Janie Hanson, Artist/CEO, shows how engaging with the arts and embracing artists is an integral part of a balanced business. 

Speakers
JH

Janie Hanson

Owner and Founder of Connect the Grey


Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

5:00pm

PLAY/TEST at Glitch.MN
At PLAY/TEST, you'll find alphas, betas, and even paper prototypes of games made by students and local game developers. PLAY/TEST is a weekly series launching during Twin Cities Startup Week that offers the opportunity to play works-in-progress, debug recent builds, test out new concepts, and connect with community. Creators, players, and game enthusiasts of any level of expertise are welcome. The best playtests include players and makers from all kinds of backgrounds, interests, and knowledge of games. How to ParticipateShow up at GlitchHQ anytime between 5-10PM. If you're a player, bring yourself and if you're a game maker then bring your game(s). That's it! All game makers must provide all of their own equipment for playtesting and register with an "I'll Bring a Game!" ticket. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be provided!

Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
GLITCH 1829 Riverside Avenue #200, Minneapolis, MN 55454

5:30pm

TGI Friday: Let's Eat
Join us at Homi HQ to experience networking like it was intended to be: cool people sharing their stories over amazing food. We survived the first year of startup grind by learning to cook delicious and nutritious meals for less than the instant ramen diet. Now we'd like to open Homi Kitchen menu up to the TC startup community! Please RSVP in advance to ensure that there is enough food. 

Friday September 23, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Homi 1200 S Washington Ave - Minneapolis, MN 55415

6:00pm

Startup Weekend Twin Cities 8
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Friday September 23, 2016 6:00pm - Sunday September 25, 2016 8:30pm
University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management - Hanson Hall

8:00pm

Founders & Friends Friday Night Party at 612 Brew
Join us as we celebrate our MN entrepreneurial scene. Meet founders, startup teams, investors and supporting community members. See Eventbrite link for more details.

Friday September 23, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm
612 Brew 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
 
Saturday, September 24
 

8:00am

Startup Weekend Twin Cities 8
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am - 10:30am
University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management - Hanson Hall

9:00am

Kick Cancer - Buy Jam @ Northeast Farmers Market

The “Kick Cancer, Buy Jam” events have been created as celebrations of local food featuring your favorite farmers’ market producers, various jam bands, and Lucille’s Kitchen Garden jams and caramels. The intent from the sale of these products during four upcoming weekends is to help Amy Glass kick cancer by raising funds that will support the Glass family during this challenging time. As many of you know, Amy is an independent business owner and co-founder of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden with her spouse, Zoie.

Lucille's Kitchen Garden has been in business for nine years. Zoie and Amy have methodically built the company, starting from its Mill City Farmers' Market launch in 2007. For the past nine years they’ve steadily built a solid self-distributed, family-run wholesale business that this year expanded into regional distribution.

In addition to creating savory jams designed to be sold with cheese and cured meats, Zoie and Amy also co-founded Midwest Pantry, which is a member-driven organization of local food creators working to make Minnesota the #1 place to start and run a food business. Midwest Pantry offers an education series for start-up food entrepreneurs, networking events, and wholesale and retail sales opportunities, including the Local Food & Gift Trade Show. Amy has been intricately involved in the growth of Midwest Pantry, however, due to this recent diagnosis, her involvement is on hold.

After returning last May from a business trip to Boulder, CO with food community leaders, Amy and Zoie were stunned to receive news that Amy has an aggressive Stage 4 cancer that originated in her and has metastasized. She has completed five of six initial stage ‘killer’ chemo treatments and is no longer able to work.

To ensure that her family will retain its health insurance, Zoie is working to maintain Lucille's Kitchen Garden, aided by a fleet of generous volunteers, which includes support from the ecosystem of Midwest Pantry members. We thought you would also like to know how to lend support.

Our “Kick Cancer - Buy Jam” events will be held in September, October & November at the following markets. You can support the Glass family and our generous food creators by purchasing jam at the following locations:

  • Sat Sep 24th - Northeast Farmer’s Market - 629 Ne 2nd St, Minneapolis
  • Sun, Sep 25th - Linden Hills Farmer’s Market - 2813 43rd St W, Minneapolis
  • Sat, Oct 22nd - Mill City Farmer’s Market - 704 2nd St S, Minneapolis
  • Sat, Nov 26th - Shop Small Holiday Market - 3301 Silver Lake Rd NE # B, St Anthony Village

The “Kick Cancer - Buy Jam” events will truly be celebrations of local food and featuring your favorite market producers, jam bands, and yes, Lucille’s Kitchen Garden jams and caramels. Thanks so much for your help in supporting our foremost champion, Amy Glass.


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Northeast Farmer's Market 629 NE 2nd St Minneapolis, MN

10:00am

Solve the Right Problems: Creating a Clear Product & Experience Strategy
How do we know we’re solving the right problems or real customer needs? Will our features and designs have the impact for our customers and business that we are hoping?

A clear product and experience strategy helps us answer these questions to build stuff that truly matters most for our business and its customers. By defining goals for our product and experience, gathering user research insights and making informed decisions based on those things we greatly increase our chance of success. Creating a clear product and experience strategy in this way gives us clear answers to “what are we doing?” and “why?” so we can later measure the success of our designs and features.

Join us in this event to learn more about how to create a clear product and experience strategy for your company and products

Speakers
ZN

Zack Naylor

CEO Co-Founder of Aurelius


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Buzzfeed Minneapolis 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
 
Sunday, September 25
 

8:00am

Startup Weekend Twin Cities 8
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

9:00am

Kick Cancer - Buy Jam @ Northeast Farmers Market

The “Kick Cancer, Buy Jam” events have been created as celebrations of local food featuring your favorite farmers’ market producers, various jam bands, and Lucille’s Kitchen Garden jams and caramels. The intent from the sale of these products during four upcoming weekends is to help Amy Glass kick cancer by raising funds that will support the Glass family during this challenging time. As many of you know, Amy is an independent business owner and co-founder of Lucille’s Kitchen Garden with her spouse, Zoie.

Lucille's Kitchen Garden has been in business for nine years. Zoie and Amy have methodically built the company, starting from its Mill City Farmers' Market launch in 2007. For the past nine years they’ve steadily built a solid self-distributed, family-run wholesale business that this year expanded into regional distribution.

In addition to creating savory jams designed to be sold with cheese and cured meats, Zoie and Amy also co-founded Midwest Pantry, which is a member-driven organization of local food creators working to make Minnesota the #1 place to start and run a food business. Midwest Pantry offers an education series for start-up food entrepreneurs, networking events, and wholesale and retail sales opportunities, including the Local Food & Gift Trade Show. Amy has been intricately involved in the growth of Midwest Pantry, however, due to this recent diagnosis, her involvement is on hold.

After returning last May from a business trip to Boulder, CO with food community leaders, Amy and Zoie were stunned to receive news that Amy has an aggressive Stage 4 cancer that originated in her and has metastasized. She has completed five of six initial stage ‘killer’ chemo treatments and is no longer able to work.

To ensure that her family will retain its health insurance, Zoie is working to maintain Lucille's Kitchen Garden, aided by a fleet of generous volunteers, which includes support from the ecosystem of Midwest Pantry members. We thought you would also like to know how to lend support.

Our “Kick Cancer - Buy Jam” events will be held in September, October & November at the following markets. You can support the Glass family and our generous food creators by purchasing jam at the following locations:

  • Sat Sep 24th - Northeast Farmer’s Market - 629 Ne 2nd St, Minneapolis
  • Sun, Sep 25th - Linden Hills Farmer’s Market - 2813 43rd St W, Minneapolis
  • Sat, Oct 22nd - Mill City Farmer’s Market - 704 2nd St S, Minneapolis
  • Sat, Nov 26th - Shop Small Holiday Market - 3301 Silver Lake Rd NE # B, St Anthony Village

The “Kick Cancer - Buy Jam” events will truly be celebrations of local food and featuring your favorite market producers, jam bands, and yes, Lucille’s Kitchen Garden jams and caramels. Thanks so much for your help in supporting our foremost champion, Amy Glass.


Sunday September 25, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Linden Hills Farmer's Market