Startups

Minnesota Business asked its readers to vote on the startups they thought were most likely to succeed, and we are excited to announce the finalists. Stay tuned for the December issue of Minnesota Business, in which we'll reveal the winners in each category and tell you a little more about these startups, as well as the startup climate in Minnesota. Read More
Target and Kansas City-based Techstars are teaming up to bring 10 promising startups to the Twin Cities this summer for a 3-month deep dive into high-tech retail. Read More

Molly Clark [L] and Maddy Kaudy [R], founders of Taking Stock Foods.

Gourmets in London, on the east and west coasts and in food-forward, hipster-dense cities like Austin, Tex. and Portland, Ore. have been hot on the trend for the past year or so — hot broth, sipped by the steaming cupful, as a healthy alternative to a caffeinated drink. Read More


Photo courtesy of Upsie.

Stop us if you’ve been here before.
You’re gazing with equal parts unfathomable hopelessness and unspeakable rage at into the pitch-black (or, perhaps worse, irreversibly frozen) screen of your crashed laptop or smartphone, hoping against hope that it’ll somehow correct itself. You just bought the thing a couple months ago; it can’t already be headed for the scrap heap.
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Twin Cities Startup Week wrapped up this past weekend. The celebration of entrepreneurial spirit kicked off last Tuesday with Beta.mn, which the organizers described as 'a science fair for startups,' featured one-on-one presentations from 15 startups in a crowd of almost 500 people. Read More
Earlier this month, the city of Barnesville, MN hosted the second annual “Spark Your Startup” business contest. Read More
Beta.MN, the well-known supporter and connector for Minnesota startups, recently announced it's newest program, Beta/Bridge. Read More
It’s not a secret. Minnesota is struggling to support early stage startups. Over the past half-decade we’ve seen mild improvements, but nothing with enough significance to stake a regional reputation. How could a state so steeped in innovation and technology advancement become the Minnesota that I live in today? Read More
On July 1st, New York-based accelerator Startup Health released their mid-year report digital health funding. While it’s no surprise that the tech-heavy San Francisco Bay Area continues to bring in the most money, Minneapolis nationally ranked in the top five, only behind San Francisco Bay area, New York and Boston. Read More