Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021

- CDT
TCSW 2021 Opening Party - VIP
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Ben Wright
Ben Wright
3M, VP of 3M Ventures
Chris Iles
Chris Iles
Minnesota Twins, LLC, Senior Director, Brand Experience and Innovation

The TCSW team invites you to meet and mingle with distinguished guests, community ambassadors, thought leaders, executives and others from the Twin Cities community prior to the TCSW 2021 Opening Party!

We'll have food and drink, live entertainment, and you might even get to go on an exclusive tour of the Twins Stadium! Plus, you can pick up your TCSW VIP hoodie.

This event will lead right into the Opening Party at 7pm — stick around and kick off the week with founders, corporate leaders, and members of the community.

PARKING / ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS

The entry point for the event is the Minnesota Twins Executive Offices Entrance, located at 353 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking is available on the street and in the ramps surrounding the ballpark. Recommended parking: 

  • Target Field Station Parking Ramp at 335 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403 
  • Ramp B at 516 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
- CDT
TCSW 2021 Opening Party presented by 3M
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Ben Wright
Ben Wright
3M, VP of 3M Ventures
Chris Iles
Chris Iles
Minnesota Twins, LLC, Senior Director, Brand Experience and Innovation
Alfredo Martel
Alfredo Martel
Meda, President & CEO
Allison Kaplan
Allison Kaplan
Twin Cities Business, Editor in Chief

Kick off TCSW 2021 with us! Grab a drink, network with the community, and enjoy the views of the skyline from the Budweiser Deck at Target Field.

There will be music, local entertainment, food, and more. We'll also be celebrating our addition of tech.mn to the BETA family — don't miss out!

PARKING / ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS

The entry point for the event is the Minnesota Twins Executive Offices Entrance, located at 353 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking is available on the street and in the ramps surrounding the ballpark. Recommended parking:

  • Target Field Station Parking Ramp at 335 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403 
  • Ramp B at 516 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Monday, September 20, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

- CDT
Sales & Marketing Track
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Kelly Schultze
Kelly Schultze
BETA, Managing Director
Kelvin Johnson
Kelvin Johnson
Brevity, CEO

TCSW is proud to partner with Denamico and Lola Red to present the Twin Cities Startup Week Sales & Marketing Track. Hear from innovative entrepreneurs, dynamic business leaders, and game-changing experts as they share insights on how the future of Sales & Marketing is being shaped.

Attend this track in person or participate from the comfort of your home or office through Hopin.

SCHEDULE 

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks 

9:15 AM - The Power of Community in Marketing

10:30 AM - Twin Cities Podcast Hosts UNPLUGGED - Sales 

11:30 AM - Twin Cities Podcast Hosts UNPLUGGED - Marketing

1:15 PM - The 2 Keys to Successfully Marketing your Business 

2:25 PM - Stop Guessing, Start Asking: Using Research to Drive Growth

3:40 PM - Pitching Yourself and Your Company For Success

MOTHER'S ROOM

The Machine Shop offers a beautiful mother's room for attendees. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive and we'll direct you to the room.

PARKING / ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS

The best door to enter is the main set of double doors (the 2nd set from our small parking lot to the east of our building) off of 3rd street. 

The Machine Shop has limited parking in its parking lot, but is a very short walk from bus routes 6, 250, 261, 264, 270, 288. Best parking options:

Machine Shop Parking Map.pdf

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

- CDT
Founder Track presented by Samsung Next
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Jeff Aguy
Jeff Aguy
2043 and NCXT, Founder & CEO

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here.

Samsung Next is proud to present the Twin Cities Startup Week Founder Track. Please join us as we explore the entrepreneurial journey from how to start your own startup to funding options to how to grow and scale. We’ll hear from seasoned entrepreneurs, local investors, and other community leaders that want to ensure the next Fortune 500s are started in our own backyard. If you’re a founder or interested in starting a company - this track is for you! Breakfast and lunch provided. 

Attend this track in person or participate from the comfort of your home or office through Hopin.

SCHEDULE 

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - Lessons from Black Tech Leaders

10:30 AM - If You Build It Will They Come? How To Hire and Retain Your First Employees

11:25 AM - How is the MN Startup Market Perceived by Out of State VCs?

12:10 PM - Growing Your Business: Do I Raise Money to Fund my Startup? - A Lunch Discussion Presented by Traction Capital

1:15 PM - Come Meditate! A Mindfulness Break.

1:45 PM - Understanding your startup funding options 

2:55 PM - Your Strategic Playbook for Growth & Execution

4:00 PM - Rethinking Best Practices

PARKING / ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Parking options: Gopher or Maroon Lots.
  • The entry point for the event is the Premium Entrance which is located under the Benton County sign.
- CDT
Fall 2021 BETA Showcase - VIP Event
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Brady Stein
Brady Stein
JPMorgan Chase, Midwest Expansion Lead - BB Area Manager, Vice President

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, click the following link to RSVP

Please join us for a special VIP Reception sponsored by Twin Ignition prior to the Fall 2021 BETA Showcase on September 22 at Huntington Bank Stadium! (formerly TCF Bank Stadium).

The BETA team invites you to meet and mingle with distinguished guests, community ambassadors, thought leaders, executives and others from the Twin Cities community prior to the BETA Showcase.

The VIP reception will roll right into Showcase, starting at 6:00pm. Stick around for demos from startups from our last 3 virtual cohorts!

PARKING / ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Parking options: Gopher or Maroon Lots.
  • The entry point for the event is the Premium Entrance which is located under the Benton County sign.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

- CDT
TCSW 2021 Closing Party and Chopped Competition - VIP
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Eric J. Jolly
Eric J. Jolly
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here. 

The TCSW team invites you to meet and mingle with distinguished guests, community ambassadors, thought leaders, executives and others from the Twin Cities community prior to the TCSW 2021 Closing Party.

We're also proud to collaborate with Aeterna Media for a VIP exclusive event. Aeterna Media, in partnership with Grow North and Chef Justin Sutherland, is excited to bring MSP "Chopped" to TCSW 2021! Closing out the Food/Ag track of Startup Week on September 24th, we will be hosting a cooking competition featuring up and coming MSP Chefs. The ingredients for the dishes will be sourced from local CPG entrepreneurs who will be highlighted throughout the event.The competition will be curated by Chef Justin Sutherland and judged by Justin and a panel of local celebrities and award winning chefs! The winning Chef and accompanying CPG product will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to attend a mentoring session with one of our Judges.

Join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota for food and drink, networking, and celebrating the end of an awesome week. Stick around for the Minnesota Startup Awards ceremony at 6pm and Closing Party at 7pm!

Plus, you can pick up your VIP hoodie if you missed the Opening Party.

PARKING INSRUCTIONS

Science Museum of Minnesota - Parking Map & Instructions.pdf - Parking in the museum lot is $5. 

- CDT
2021 Minnesota Startup Awards
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Aaron Oesterreich
Aaron Oesterreich
Useabot, Co-founder and CEO
Katie Youtsos
Katie Youtsos
Useabot, Co-founder and COO

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here.

Join us as we celebrate those making a difference in the Minnesota innovation scene!

At the Minnesota Startup Awards Ceremony at 6:00pm on September 24, we'll be honoring the top makers, inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs that make the Minnesota startup ecosystem thrive.

Stick around after for the TCSW 2021 Closing Party at 7pm!

Minnesota Startup Awards presented by: -- ILT Academy -- Digital River -- Flagship Bank -- SureSwift Capital -- Drip -- Dispatch

Attend this event in person or participate from the comfort of your home or office through Hopin.

PARKING INSRUCTIONS

Science Museum of Minnesota - Parking Map & Instructions.pdf - Parking in the museum lot is $5. 

- CDT
TCSW 2021 Closing Party
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Barry Gisser
Barry Gisser
The Science Museum of Minnesota, Chief Financial Officer

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here.

Close out a wonderful week with us at the TCSW 2021 Closing Party.

Grab a drink, celebrate with the community, and see who won a Minnesota Startup Award!

PARKING INSRUCTIONS

Science Museum of Minnesota - Parking Map & Instructions.pdf - Parking in the museum lot is $5.