Minneapolis is quickly solidifying as one of the Midwest’s most important startup ecosystems. Technology Flow Live is thrilled to host a special (virtual) event in the twin cities. Next week, on Wednesday, September 7, our staff will be on hand to interview some of the best startups and investors and talk about the region’s recent funding, best practices and strategies. Like every Technology Flow live event, this one is free to join and participate.
To help highlight what the city has to offer, we’re enlisting the help of local startups! As with past City Spotlights, it will feature a pitch-off where local Minneapolis startups pitch to VCs. The winner will be fast-tracked into the Startup Battlefield 200, which includes free exhibition space at Technology Flow Disrupt 2022. Applications are closed, but everyone can register for the event here.
Check out this agenda:
Technology Flow live in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1:00pm CT: Raising Capital Offshore with Anna Mason (Rise of the Rest Seed Fund) and Andrew Lyon (Dispatch)
Andrew Lyon’s Dispatch provides businesses with an on-demand courier delivery service. Headquartered in the Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area, the startup is quickly becoming a shining star in the region’s exploding startup ecosystem. It’s the type of startup that attracts the attention of local investors, but also outsiders, including Anna Mason, managing partner at Revolution Rise of the Rest Fund.
1:30pm CT: Who’s Writing Checks at MSP with Mary Grove (Bread & Butter Fund) and Justin Kaufenberg (Rally Ventures)
Panel on growth opportunities for Minnesota from the perspective of VC funds — what is needed in the market, are they getting funded right, startups should be looking for funding.
2:00pm CT: Building a FinTech Company with Atif Siddiqui (Branch) and Ryan Brosher (Matchstick Ventures)
Fintech companies are on the rise in Minneapolis, and Branch is in a prime location. Hear from its CEO and founder Atif Siddiqui and one of the company’s early investors, Ryan Broshar, managing director and partner at Matchstick Ventures.
2:20pm CT: Pitch-off
Judges: Mahati Sridhar and Sarah Hinkfuss