Arts & Culture

Friday, September 17, 2021

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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

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“Hack Your City” - Creatives in Tech
Colten Zacharias
Colten Zacharias
Brand Director at Framework
Amir Berenjian
Amir Berenjian
REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, CEO

From music, to art, to marketing, technology is transforming the way we work and create. The intersection of technology and art play a crucial role in creating new possibilities for diverse communities. On this panel, creative professionals from multiple industries will be discussing how they use technology in their work, and how they envision creative technology contributing to a more inclusive and abundant future.

Immediately following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to experience immersive media first hand, with the VR social justice exhibit “One City, Two Realities,” put on by Rem5 VR Lab.

During the event, Smart North will be announcing the launch of a design contest entitled “Hack Your City.” We are calling upon MN based artists, designers, developers, and creatives to craft submissions that envision an abundant future for the Twin Cities, or one of its diverse communities. Further details on the contest will be revealed during the announcement.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Alchemy 365 Fitness Class in Loring Park
Matthew Cole
Matthew Cole
Alchemy 365, Northeast Studio General Manager

Join us in the heart of the city to celebrate Twin Cities Startup Week! This outdoor class is free and open to all. Alchemy's workouts combine 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. Please bring your own yoga mat. Pre-registration is required. Save your spot here: https://alchemy365.io/loringpark

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Shop Local Market and Fashion Show

Aeterna, in partnership with Coimatan and True North Collaborative, is excited to bring the first Local Vendor Market and Fashion Show to Twin Cities Startup Week 2021! During the opening weekend of TCSW, as part of the Arts and Culture Track, we will be hosting a pop up where local entrepreneurs can come and showcase their products and services.

Entertainment during the pop up will include a fashion show featuring local clothing brands and designers, as well as performances by local musicians. We will especially be focusing on highlighting Bipoc and Women owned businesses.

Monday, September 20, 2021

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How To Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Start-Up
Rick Ellis
Rick Ellis
AllYourScreens.com, Founder

Tips on building your side hustle into a full-time business, from someone who has done it successfully.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Draw: Community Color Therapy

Learn how we can grow our communities and promote mental health through a powerful story and color therapy. Coloring supplies will be provided- coloring is optional but encouraged!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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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.

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If You Build It Will They Come? How To Hire and Retain Your First Employees
Matt Meents
Matt Meents
Yardstik, CEO and Founder
Courtney Howard, CBPA
Courtney Howard, CBPA
Insperity, Certified Business Performance Advisor

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here.

Building a successful business requires bravery, tenacity, and a commitment to crafting a top-flight workplace that doesn’t let your imagination get stifled. It also hinges on getting the foundational stuff right – things like payroll, policies and procedures, employee benefits and employer-related compliance.  The best way to attract investors to your startup is to demonstrate operational credibility to prove that your company is ready to maximize their investment dollars. 

Start-up superstar Matt Meents joins Human Capital advisor Courtney Howard for a fireside chat to discuss the 10 foundational principles of building a well-established HR infrastructure to make sure you hire the right talent in the right way.

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.
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Crowdfunding: What You Should Know Before You Start
Connie Rutledge
Connie Rutledge
FINNOVATION Lab, CEO
JK
Jeremy Kalin
Avisen Legal, Imapct Counsel, Attorney
MM
Matthew Messerli
University of Minnesota Law School, JD Candidate, 2022

In-person Location: FINNOVATION Lab: 817 Fifth Ave S UNIT 400, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Crowdfunding may seem simple, but a successful campaign requires building a crowd, and a smart funding strategy: which platform is right for you, what you’re giving in exchange for money, and how these choices can help you identify your strongest target audiences. Whether you are a social impact company looking to mobilize your community, or an innovative start-up willing to experiment with equity crowdfunding, we've got you covered. We will share the legal basics and business best practices for improving your chances to successfully crowdfund your company.

A collaborative project from FINNOVATION Lab, Avisen Legal and the University of Minnesota Law School.

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You’re Necessary and Next: How a Brief History of Everything Will Inspire You to Think Big and Take Action
Tim Schuster
Tim Schuster
Popup Think Tank, Founder

One of the most exciting discoveries of the last 100 years is the emerging, data-driven research on how people grow and adapt to changing conditions. We are in the midst of massive, economic and cultural changes unlike anything we've seen before. This session is for Founders - and their advisors, teams, consultants, and investors. From marketing and innovation to strategic leadership and decision-making, without these paradigms and frameworks, we are at risk of creating things built for yesterday, not tomorrow. Join us to learn why all of this is good news for your startup, career, community, family, and life. We'll build and “unfold” the model in the room, discuss it, and then integrate everything with what we already know, exploring the multitude of ways that we can apply it to our contexts. Along the way, expect to contribute and discover new ideas, as well as meet the kind of people who come to workshops like this. Tim Schuster is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Co-Founder of LegalQ and Founder of Popup Think Tank.

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Understanding Your Startup Non-dilutive Funding Options
Patrick Judge
Patrick Judge
Camber Road, Managing Partner
Sanjeev Shah
Sanjeev Shah
JPMorgan Chase, Vice President - Technology & Disruptive Commerce, Commercial Banking
Jimmy Stephens
Jimmy Stephens
Brex, Director, Channel Sales

Tuning in virtually? Watch live on Hopin on the Stage here. 

Early Stage Founders must be diligent about financing growth and need to be aware of all funding options. Founders are looking for ways to finance their growth with non-dilutive capital options and extend runway for equity raise. This helps founders retain control, align their business growth to their core values, preserve equity and raise future equity at higher valuations.

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.
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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.

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Black Fashion Week MN Presents Black Girl Magic Fashion Show

Join Black Fashion Week MN and enjoy some of the Hottest Upcoming Female Designers! Te La Vie Speak Easy, Scissors and Sass and The Macc Brand. Whisky Fashion Fun! Black Fashion Week MN provides a platform for the talented and brown creative designers

This is a partnership with Black Fashion Week MN. Tickets for this event can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bfwmn-presents-black-girl-magic-fashion-show-tickets-166297196391?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Making Peace with Non-Violent Communication
Casie Siekman
Casie Siekman
soona, Software Engineer

Non-violent communication is a skill set that enables effective communication with others by bringing the focus back to oneself.

NVC can help you communicate with others in a manner that maximizes productivity, minimizes misunderstanding and encourages us to appreciate the unique humanity that each person brings.

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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 😉 )

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#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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2021 Chroma Zone Exhibit and Artist Talks

Creative Enterprise Zone invites TCSW attendees to experience the annnual 2021 CHROMA ZONE MURAL & ART FESTIVAL. From 5:00-7:30 guests will be able to grab a drink and explore the exhibit featuring top local artists. 

Produced by NewStudio Architecture & Gallery, this exhibit will feature 10+ Chroma Zone artists and alumni in the beautifully renovated Building C (former King Koil factory) at Vandalia Tower. Featuring pre-event guided bus tours of the murals, an opening reception, and artist talk with Forecast Public Art. 

At 7:30, attendees are welcomed to join us for a conversation about murals, process, identity and more with our all-local line-up of 2021 Chroma Zone muralists in conversation with Forecast Public Art, a national arts leader and founding creative partner of the Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival.

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MN Music Fest
Tayo Daniel
Tayo Daniel
Aeterna, President/ Co-Founder

Show your TCSW ticket confirmation for free admission at the door. Donations strongly encouraged - some of the proceeds will go to building a teen tech center and music studio at George Floyd Square.

Introducing the first annual MN Music Fest. Aeterna Media will be partnering with the historic First Avenue concert venue to create an experience that celebrates the rich and diverse music scene that Minnesota has to offer. Our lineup of performers are top local artists from across a variety of genres who are currently representing the MN Music Scene on a national level. During the event, partnered brands will have the opportunity to create activations that showcase innovative products related to the arts, music, and technology. 

*DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM* 

Jaki Cavins (@jakimusic)
Nur-D (@nurdrocks)
J. Plaza (@iamjplaza)
Mac Irv (@macirv)
Ozone Creations (@ozonecreations)
Bayo (@bayoraps)
On Our Own (@onourowntv)
Maria Isa(@mariaisaaotarico)

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Friday, September 24, 2021

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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. 

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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.