Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Fall 2021 BETA Showcase powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Huntington Bank Stadium 420 SE 23rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Steve Grove
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

As commissioner of the state’s principal workforce and economic development agency, Grove is focused on empowering the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Under his leadership, the department works on growing the state’s workforce, closing the opportunity gap, and providing businesses and startups the support they need to grow and thrive in Minnesota’s economy.

Michael Gietl
J.P. Morgan, Industry Executive - Midwest and Canada Life Sciences and Healthcare Services

Mike is an Industry Executive with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, based in Minneapolis, MN. Mike leads the Life Sciences and Healthcare Services commercial banking team across the Midwest and Canada. The focus of the team is to provide innovative financial products and networking to start-up through small cap companies in the space. Mike’s team specifically focuses on companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, tools and diagnostic, specialty contract manufacturing and contract research spaces, as well as healthcare IT and those professional companies in the orthopedic, dental, ophthalmic, physical therapy and general outpatient ASC space.

Mike’s nearly 20 years of experience at J.P. Morgan includes structuring and implementing wide-ranging credit transactions and managing relationships with a range of life science, healthcare, manufacturing and industrial corporations, large research universities and private colleges. He has worked with taxable and tax-exempt financing structures, syndications and participations for these entities. He also brings expertise in treasury management for companies looking for efficient ways to manage their operations.

Mike received a B.B.A. in Finance, Investments, and Banking from the University of Wisconsin –Madison.

Mike is the outgoing Chair for the Douglas Dayton YMCA Community Board and has been a community board member since 2014.

Sanjeev Shah
JPMorgan Chase, Vice President - Technology & Disruptive Commerce, Commercial Banking

Sanjeev Shah, based in Minneapolis, is part of JPMorgan’s Tech and Disruptive Commerce banking group. He and his specialized banking team help high growth companies /founders scale rapidly, operate efficiently and capitalize on growth by leveraging JPMorgan's global product capabilities, as well as, expertise across Commercial  and Investment banking which create a seamless process from founding to exit.

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BETA Showcase is a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from a dozen of the top emerging companies.

For the first time, the event will feature startups from our past THREE cohorts that were forced to showcase virtually due to COVID, along with the Fall 2021 BETA Cohort teams. Get excited for the biggest and best Showcase yet!


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