Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021

Networking

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
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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

Saturday, September 18, 2021

- CDT
VIP Walk and Talk
Tim Bornholdt
Tim Bornholdt
The Jed Mahonis Group, Partner

Start your morning taking in the beauty of Lake Harriet while getting to know your peers. We'll meet at the Lake Harriet Bandshell for a casual stroll around the lake. Let's get to know one another while getting our steps in.

Event will be limited to the first 20 people who register.

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

Monday, September 20, 2021

CDT (Day 1 of 5)
TCSW Minneapolis Community Hub
Symone Wilson
Symone Wilson
Placebo Records, Co-founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

  • Enter IDS Center
  • Walk through Crystal Court and head up the escalators 
  • Turn left and you'll see the TCSW Community Hub on the second floor! (Old Banana Republic store space)
CDT (Day 1 of 5)
TCSW St. Paul Community Hub
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter.


PARKING INSTRCUTIONS

Recommended / most used parking options: 

  • Treasure Island (6th and Wabasha)
  • Lawson Ramp (enter off 5th St)
  • Victory Parking (enter off Wabasha)

Osborn 370 Parking Map.pdf

- CDT
Tech Job & Opportunities Fair
Maria Ploessl
Maria Ploessl
Minnestar, Executive Director

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, please RSVP here.

Looking for a new gig or way to plug into the MN tech ecosystem? Join us at the Job & Opportunities Fair during Twin Cities Startup Week!

With 55% of people currently considering looking for a new job, it's time to connect community members and job seekers with some fabulous companies and organizations. During Twin Cities Startup Week we are putting on our first ever Job and Opportunities Fair - enjoy free food & drinks, get plugged into your community and learn about job opportunities at some of the best companies around.

Participating Companies

  • Livefront
  • SPS Commerce
  • Total Expert
  • OST (Open Systems Technologies)
  • Kipsu
  • SportsEngine
  • Buzzfeed
  • Granicus
  • Soona
  • Wagento
  • SDG (Solution Design Group)
  • Lone Wolf Technologies

COVID Guidelines

This will be hosted at Malcolm Yards - in a private space room with ample air flow (garage doors open to outside). In accordance with Twin Cities Startup Week guidelines we are requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for all attendees, and will ask folks to mask up while indoors (and not eating/drinking).


Looking forward to seeing you at this awesome event!

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Virtual TCSW VIP Mixer
Alexander Skjong
Alexander Skjong
BETA & tech.mn, Project Manager

Network and connect with the TCSW VIP community from the comfort of your home or office through Gather. 

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

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Fly-in VIP Happy Hour

Get out your racquets! Come meet our awesome TCSW Fly-ins, grab a drink, and play some pickleball at the Minneapolis Cider Co. Pickleball from 5-6 PM. 

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

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Interactive Gaming Night ( Football x Prize BONANZA )
Hunter Dansbury
Hunter Dansbury
ShotCaller, Founder & CEO

Join us in Dinkytown after the MN Cup Awards for an evening of networking & playShotCaller Night!     

Watch ‘Packers vs Lions’, Make Game Picks via our app, & WiN Prizes for playing! 

** $500 in Local Prizes (Free-to-Play) 

** TCSW Participants 21+ receive a drink ticket for a free Miller Lite Draft 

** Back section reserved for event participants 

*** Virtual participation is also HiGHLY encouraged (if unable to join in-person) 

Play Now & WiN Prizes > Play Now Link

More about ShotCaller: ShotCaller is a social gaming platform that lets fans make sports predictions without the complex betting jargon, & users win rewards from local partners for playing

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

CDT (Day 2 of 5)
TCSW Minneapolis Community Hub
Symone Wilson
Symone Wilson
Placebo Records, Co-founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

  • Enter IDS Center
  • Walk through Crystal Court and head up the escalators 
  • Turn left and you'll see the TCSW Community Hub on the second floor! (Old Banana Republic store space)
CDT (Day 2 of 5)
TCSW St. Paul Community Hub
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter.


PARKING INSTRCUTIONS

Recommended / most used parking options: 

  • Treasure Island (6th and Wabasha)
  • Lawson Ramp (enter off 5th St)
  • Victory Parking (enter off Wabasha)

Osborn 370 Parking Map.pdf

- CDT
VIP Alchemy 365 Fitness Class
Tyler Quinn
Tyler Quinn
Alchemy 365, CEO

Join us at Alchemy 365 Northeast for a special VIP group fitness class. Located in the basement of the Machine Shop, Alchemy is hosting a free class exclusively for Twin Cities Start Up Week's VIP guests. This class combines yoga, strength and conditioning. You’ll begin with a progressive warm up integrating fundamental yoga postures to get the body moving and the heart pumping. Class peaks when you give it your all during a 20 minute stretch of maximum cardio. Class winds down with a dose of incredibly soothing stretching so you can walk away ready to conquer your day.

Open to all fitness levels. No need to bring shoes or a mat! Pre-registration is required. Save your spot here: https://alchemy365.io/VIPclass

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

- CDT
Meda Million Dollar Challenge – After Party
Alfredo Martel
Alfredo Martel
Meda, President & CEO

Meda and its partners are hosting the fourth Meda Million Dollar Challenge – an exciting business-plan competition modeled on the television show Shark Tank. During Twin Cities Startup Week, BIPOC-owned businesses will make their best case to a panel of judges regarding why their companies are poised for growth. Finalists from around the country will travel to Minnesota for the final pitching event, which will award at least $1 million in financing. Be our guest at this party as we celebrate the finalists and announce the winners at 6:15 PM.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CDT (Day 3 of 5)
TCSW Minneapolis Community Hub
Symone Wilson
Symone Wilson
Placebo Records, Co-founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

  • Enter IDS Center
  • Walk through Crystal Court and head up the escalators 
  • Turn left and you'll see the TCSW Community Hub on the second floor! (Old Banana Republic store space)
CDT (Day 3 of 5)
TCSW St. Paul Community Hub
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter.


PARKING INSTRCUTIONS

Recommended / most used parking options: 

  • Treasure Island (6th and Wabasha)
  • Lawson Ramp (enter off 5th St)
  • Victory Parking (enter off Wabasha)

Osborn 370 Parking Map.pdf

- 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.
- CDT
XR Happy Hour
Nick Roseth
Nick Roseth
VRARA - Minneapolis, Chapter President

Join us for a happy hour dedicated to celebrating and connecting the MN XR Industry. Connect with others in AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), MR (Mixed Reality) over drinks and food to catch up, network, and learn what others are doing in the space. This event is for anyone in or interested in XR - developers, product, designers, enthusiasts, business folks, students - anyone.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

CDT (Day 4 of 5)
TCSW Minneapolis Community Hub
Symone Wilson
Symone Wilson
Placebo Records, Co-founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

  • Enter IDS Center
  • Walk through Crystal Court and head up the escalators 
  • Turn left and you'll see the TCSW Community Hub on the second floor! (Old Banana Republic store space)
CDT (Day 4 of 5)
TCSW St. Paul Community Hub
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter.


PARKING INSTRCUTIONS

Recommended / most used parking options: 

  • Treasure Island (6th and Wabasha)
  • Lawson Ramp (enter off 5th St)
  • Victory Parking (enter off Wabasha)

Osborn 370 Parking Map.pdf

- CDT
Breaking Bread with Lunar Startups

Celebrate the startup community with Lunar Startups on Thursday, September 23rd at 12pm.

What you'll get: Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by House of Gristle Listen to live music (artist info coming soon) Connect with the startup community at Osborn370 in the heart of Downtown St. Paul The first 50 tickets are free thanks to the St. Paul Downtown Alliance. 

Participants must register here to get lunch: https://www.lunareverywhere.com/breaking-bread

- CDT
Headshot Happy Hour @ soona

We are excited to open up our Minneapolis studio to the TCSW attendees to receive one FREE headshot. We believe in the power of a photographic first impression. A great headshot can be the difference maker. Land the interview. Attract the new client. Scare the competition. This event will allow time for attendees to network, try out soona's fast casual content experience, & set the TCSW community up for success to achieve their goals! (plus free food & bev 😉 )

- CDT
Virtual TCSW VIP Trivia Night
Nels Pederson
Nels Pederson
Livefront, Partnerships
Alexander Skjong
Alexander Skjong
BETA & tech.mn, Project Manager

Join us for a fun night of trivia with the TCSW VIP community hosted by Nels Pederson on Gather

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

Please use Chrome or Firefox while using Gather. 

- CDT
#WelcomeBackStPL Happy Hour & Music!

Thursday is the new Friday, right? Starting July 22nd through the end of the

summer, we’ll be celebrating Friday Jr. the right way at Osborn370 – great

music and great drinks to go along with it. 

Tonight's performance: The 370 Sets - Rena & Justin - Law to PHX

Powered by the St. Paul Downtown Alliance

Check out more amazing events taking place in St. Paul here: welcomebackstpl.com

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Investor Cocktail Network Event
David Russick
David Russick
Gopher Angels, Managing Director
Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, Executive Director (interim)
Jeff Robbins
Jeff Robbins
Avisen Legal, P.A., Attorney

An opportunity to network with investors over cocktails and hors d'oeuvers. All accredited investors are invited to attend. There will be an open bar from 4:30 to 6:30.

- CDT
Happy Hour at Industrious!
Jen Labanowski
Jen Labanowski
Good Human Work, Co-founder and Licensed Therapist

Stick around after the TCSW Education & Training Track for a networking happy hour on the 1st Floor of T3 brought to you by Good Human Work! 

Following the happy hour, head to the Finding Emotional, Relational & Mental Wellness in the Startup/Tech Community TCSW session at 6 PM.

- CDT
VIP Night at Can Can Wonderland

Come play some mini golf and experience the in’s & out’s of Can Can while learning about how cool social enterprises can be!

*VIP ticket required to attend this event*

Friday, September 24, 2021

CDT (Day 5 of 5)
TCSW Minneapolis Community Hub
Symone Wilson
Symone Wilson
Placebo Records, Co-founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

  • Enter IDS Center
  • Walk through Crystal Court and head up the escalators 
  • Turn left and you'll see the TCSW Community Hub on the second floor! (Old Banana Republic store space)
CDT (Day 5 of 5)
TCSW St. Paul Community Hub
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, 9/20 - Friday, 9/24 from 9am to 5pm

Community Hubs are the physical manifestation of Twin Cities Startup Week! Come explore the happenings of the space and connect with other TCSW attendees. Below is what you'll encounter at the hub:

  • TCSW sessions
  • Free cowoking
  • TCSW swag pickup
  • Professional office hours
  • Food & networking events
  • Startup resources and local businesses to support

**To view the Community Hub event schedule, use the "Community Hub" tag and filter.


PARKING INSTRCUTIONS

Recommended / most used parking options: 

  • Treasure Island (6th and Wabasha)
  • Lawson Ramp (enter off 5th St)
  • Victory Parking (enter off Wabasha)

Osborn 370 Parking Map.pdf

- CDT
Coffee & Bagels at the St. Paul Hub!
Alina Matson
Alina Matson
Glossbird, Founder

Start your Friday off right with bagels and coffee at the St. Paul Community Hub!

Come while supplies last!    

- 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.