Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021

TCSW 2021 Opening Party - VIP

353 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Ben Wright
3M, VP of 3M Ventures
Chris Iles
Minnesota Twins, LLC, Senior Director, Brand Experience and Innovation

Chris Iles is the Senior Director of Brand Experience and Innovation for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club. In this role he melds technology, human insights and brand strategy to invent remarkable experiences; building lifelong fan affinity for the Minnesota Twins.

With more than a decade of experience spanning all disciplines of marketing and communications, he seeks to tell relevant stories that engage key audiences, driving them to take actions that have significant business impact.

He previously worked in corporate communications at HealthPartners, a Bloomington, Minn.-based nonprofit HMO and at Padilla CRT (formerly Padilla Speer Beardsley), a mid-size public relations firm based in Minneapolis.

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.


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