In every corner of the Twin Cities Metro Area there is a hacker, maker, artist and entrepreneur whose efforts power the future economic vitality of this great state. During this week, we say thank you in the form of attention, praise and money... if you feel so bold. It's an entire week of startups on display. Welcome to #TCSW16.
TCSW is proud to announce that we will be offering a fly-in program for this year's Startup week. If you are looking for potential employment with MN startups and if you are interested in attending Twin Cities Startup Week we want to hear from you.
Nels Pederson is one of the original founders and current director of Twin Cities Startup Week. He has ran and worked with handful of early stage companies and fallen in love with the world of Entrepreneurship. Currently an associate with the Tech Stars Retail program. If he is not working he’s out climbing and exploring the world.
Matt Pacyga started his career in interactive gaming as a production manager for a small agency in Minneapolis, MN. Seven years later after being in the trenches, Matt started a mobile development studio which sold later that same year with Joel Stewart a co-founder. Matt has been creating, managing and hosting events since he was 7 years old. He loves a good excuse to throw a party.
John Stavig is the Director of the Gary S Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. The Holmes Center develops the next generation of entrepreneurs by teaching experiential courses, organizing MN Cup and connecting entrepreneurs with resources to advance their ideas and create new ventures.
Lobster Diver, Entrepreneur, & Office Ping Pong Champion. Currently Entrepreneur in Residence @Techstars & Director Techstars Startup Next food & Tech.
Danielle is the manager of Operations and Member Services at Impact Hub MSP. Impact Hub MSP is part innovation lab, part business Incubator and part social enterprise community center offering purpose driven professionals a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.
Impact Hub MSP is one of 82 locations supporting a network of over 16,000 change makers around the world who are addressing our communities more critical challenges in health, food solutions, technology, access, equality, and more.
Glafira Marcon is the Lead Organizer of Healthcare.mn – Minneapolis’ home for healthcare innovation – where she organizes monthly events and strategic initiatives for over 1,100 members. Heatlhcare.mn believes that Minnesota is the best place to launch a healthcare start up. Working off of the foundation built by Healthcare.mn’s founders, she aims to catalyze and support the healthcare innovation community, and connect startups with the resources needed for success such as mentorship, networking, and investment opportunities.
Evva Kraikul is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of GLITCH. With 5+ years of experience, Evva has already worked alongside over 50 major technology and gaming industry partners such as Microsoft, Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, ASUS, Valve Corporation & 3M to develop games, design programming, and launch initiatives. She studied Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Reed Robinson is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Worrell Design, where he consults with the world's top healthcare innovators in the areas of product development, user interface design and rapid prototyping. He is also a co-founder of Beta.mn - an organization focused on improving the success rate of the Twin Cities' top startup founders, and is a former founder and Chief Product Officer of Heroic (an online service where friends & neighbors exchange recommendations of their favorite service providers).
Beta.MN is a gathering of friends & founders in support of Minnesota’s startup community. By throwing meaningful events, in casual settings, for the area’s brightest innovators we ensure that the next big thing happens in our own backyard.
To encourage and support Minnesota's most innovative business ideas through the largest annual statewide new venture competition and related programming to assist Minnesota entrepreneurs.
minne* is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the Minnesota technology community and promoting high tech entrepreneurship.
TECHdotMN is Minnesota's tech news creator and curator with an emphasis on the startup culture. Jobs board, events calendar and community directory.