Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Education & Training Track presented by AWS

Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Kelly Schultze
BETA, Managing Director

Kelly is a passionate community builder and relentless executor. As Managing Director of BETA, she works across the organization to create and execute the operational systems that drive the success of BETA programming - including startup cohorts, BETA events, and Twin Cities Startup Week. She has worked in people operations for Fortune 500s, nonprofits, and startups where she’s created and implemented systems that empower people to do their best work. Kelly is a graduate from the Carlson School of Management. 

Kelly grew up in MN and loves the snow, lakes, and people that make this place home. She lives in Shoreview with her husband, Peter.

Steve Wellvang
EdNorth, Co-founder and CEO

Steve is the co-founder and CEO of EdNorth, a non-profit which supports entrepreneurs solving problems in the education and training sectors.  He is also a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he focuses his legal practice on assisting emerging companies in the education sector in a variety of matters, including financings, M&A, IP licensing and corporate governance.

Adam Gordon
Adventium Labs, Communications Director

Adam joined Adventium in 2014, becoming President of Andamio Games in 2016, where he helped put engaging learning technology in the hands of educators and their students. Adam led the team that won Phase I & II SBIR awards from the National Science Foundation to build and distribute CellEnergy: Photosynthesis Labs. Currently, he is working on SoberSloth, a multi-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative psycho-education for adolescents in behavioral treatment settings.

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

AWS is proud to present the Twin Cities Startup Week Education and Training Track in partnership with EdNorth. Prepare to be inspired as we discuss the future of Education & Training and all the opportunities that exist for disruptors in the space. Breakfast and lunch provided. Breakfast and lunch provided. 

Attend this track in person or participate from the comfort of your home or office through Hopin. IN-PERSON CAPACITY: 50 people. 


8:00 AM - Doors open / breakfast

8:30 AM - Opening Remarks

8:40 AM - Be the Change: Youth Workforce Development through Social Entrepreneurship

9:30 AM - Do Well by Doing Good: Making a Positive Impact in EdTech

10:30 AM - Too Many Children Left Behind: Improving Equity in Education through Innovation

11:30 AM - OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator Premiere (virtual event / lunch)

12:30 PM - Getting Technical About the Challenges of Ensuring Everyone Has Access to STEM Programming

1:25 PM - EdTech Startup Guide published by AWS

2:30 PM - Preparing Your Startup For Fundraising

3:25 PM - Early EdTech Founders Panel

4:15 PM - Managing Fast-paced Growth for Emerging EdTech Companies

5:00 PM - Closing Remarks


There is a large paid parking lot right next to the T3 building (323 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401).