Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021

Demo

Saturday, September 18, 2021

- CDT
Hack the Gap API Hackathon Kickoff

Register HERE for the Online Kickoff.

Hack the Gap API Hackathon is a 1 week long hackathon aimed at creating a high-energy week where women and non-binary people from all backgrounds and experience levels can enjoy an accessible, approachable, positive experience.

SCHEDULE

**Kick-off (will be Virtual):**

September 18: at 1pm- 3pm CT

- 1-:30pm Connect and pick projects

- 1:30-2:30pm Connect with teams and ideate on working plan

- 2:30 onward - Connect with team members and start ideation process- We’ll also connect you with your own technical mentors and help you schedule your team check ins

Sign up for Demo Day: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/api-hackathon-demo-day-tickets-168346862999

- CDT
Dating? Test Out A New Dating Guidance App
Russ Haywood
Russ Haywood
Unveil Social, SBC, Co-Founder

Can you have the right date with the right person, regardless of the many mis-steps and false impressions along the way?

Modern dating is frustrating. The games. The mind reading. Who knows what a "relationship" even means these days? CanWe.app is a new relationship guidance tool that helps modern daters meaningfully cut to the chase with a potential partner with safe and fast intentionality.

Join our demo! Bring your friends, bring a date, or journey alone; and we'll all practice together in a fun and low pressure adventure in St Paul’s Cochran Park (rain or shine).

Monday, September 20, 2021

- CDT
Future of Mobility Tech & Research Showcase
Tammy Meehan Russell
Tammy Meehan Russell
The Plum Catalyst, Founder/ Chief Catalyst
Jeremy Xie
Jeremy Xie
University of Minnesota, Ph.D. student
Raj Rajamani
Raj Rajamani
University of Minnesota, Associate Director
Brian Davis
Brian Davis
University of Minnesota, Research Fellow
Guang Yang
Guang Yang
Daynamica, Inc, Chief Operating Officer
Tara Olds
Tara Olds
MnDOT, Deputy Director
Tyler Milligan
Tyler Milligan
Milligan Partners, Managing Partner
Heidi Corcoran
Heidi Corcoran
Milligan Partners, Mobility Innovation Strategist

Come see and explore the 3 research and technology demo stations including Micro-mobility, Vehicles, and Digital Technologies

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

- CDT
Coffee Tasting with Curioso
Aaron Blaser
Aaron Blaser
Curioso, CEO | Roaster

In this immersive session highlighting the world of coffee, the team from Curioso will share an overview of the industry from cherry to cup. Attendees will then have the opportunity to try different coffees, each with a unique roasting intensity. This event is in partnership with Coimatan. 

To learn more about Curioso, visit https://www.curiosocrafts.com/. To learn more about Coimatan, visit https://www.coimatan.com/. 

Capacity is limited so RSVP early.

- CDT
Fall 2021 BETA Showcase powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz
BETA, Executive Director
Steve Grove
Steve Grove
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Michael Gietl
Michael Gietl
J.P. Morgan, Industry Executive - Midwest and Canada Life Sciences and Healthcare Services
Sanjeev Shah
Sanjeev Shah
JPMorgan Chase, Vice President - Technology & Disruptive Commerce, Commercial Banking

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, click the following link to RSVP

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 / 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

- CDT
Leveraging Immersive Technology for Social Justice
LaToya Taris-James
LaToya Taris-James
RFTP., Co-Founder; Story Development & Content Lead
Tim Harris
Tim Harris
RFTP., Founder, Managing Director
Amir Berenjian
Amir Berenjian
REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, CEO

The pandemic has accelerated the evolution of human interaction and information consumption towards digital platforms. Now add a global social justice movement. What challenges and opportunities can emerging technology bring to bear in the fight for a more just world?

Both RFTP and REM5 are rooted in leveraging technology and data to reimagine diversity, equity and inclusion education. In this session, we will cover how RFTP is creating authentic experiences that allow people from different perspectives to better connect with each other, how REM5 is using high-end virtual reality to democratize learning experiences, and how the two organizations are collaborating to create cutting-edge, digital learning experiences. This session will include a short presentation with Q&A, social time (including hosted food and beer/wine) and VR demos.