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Laura Beier Aug 25, 2021 4:17:48 PM 36 min read

TCSW 2021 sponsor sessions to look out for!

TCSW wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and community partners, so we want to thank them for their generosity and dedication to the MN startup community! Below are highlighted sponsor sessions at the #TCSW21 event — check them out and grab your tickets today!


JPMORGAN CHASE
 

SHOWCASE

BETA Showcase is a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from a dozen of the top emerging companies.

  • Title: Fall 2021 BETA Showcase
  • Where: TCF Bank Stadium
  • When: September 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • With: Casey Shultz, BETA, Executive Director

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

DENAMICO

PRESENTATION

In this session, you’ll be provided with a process for evaluating your current tech stack, identifying gaps, and creating a solution that can grow with your business over time.

  • Title: Building a Tech Stack to Grow With Your Business
  • Where: Denamico: Designers Guild Building
  • When: September 21, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM CDT
  • With: Adam Stewert, Chief Marketing Officer

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

FREDRIKSON & BYRON, P.A. 

PRESENTATION

Attendees will learn how to protect their assets, design a legal/compliance strategy, and avoid making costly legal/regulatory mistakes.

  • Title: Health Law 101: Key Legal Issues for Health Care Startups and Investors
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: - CDT
  • With: Marguerite Ahmann, Attorney & Ryan Johnson

Learn more and register by clicking here.

PANEL

This presentation will discuss five different types of collaborative arrangements commonly used by large strategic life sciences companies to collaborate with start-up companies, either as part of strategic transactions, venture capital investments or joint ventures.

  • Title: Negotiating Collaboration Agreements with Large Companies: What to Expect
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When:- CDT
  • With: Ann Ladd, Fredrikson Shareholder; Rhona Schwaid, Medtronic Strategic Legal Counsel; Aleida Conners, Medtronic Strategic Counsel, & Jeffrey Steinle, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Attorney

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

LAUNCH MN

PANEL

Join this session to learn the insight and perspective from our board members who represent founders, investors, higher education, corporate and entrepreneurial support organizations.

  • Title: Launch Minnesota: Ask the Board Anything
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: September 23, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
  • With: Jodi Hubler, Advisory Board Chair, Board Chair

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

OPEN HOUSE

The MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is sponsoring an in-person open house, using a trade show format, where attendees can learn about the many financing and technical assistance programs DEED offers startups and entrepreneurs.

  • Title: Grants, Loans & Advice: Learn what Resources DEED offers Startup Businesses & Entrepreneurs
  • Where: 370 Wabasha St N, St. Paul, MN 55102 (TCSW St. Paul Community Hub)
  • When: September 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Learn more and register here.

 

SPS COMMERCE

PANEL

During this panel, you’ll hear from recruiters and human resource experts at local businesses on how they’ve changed their approach to attract more diverse candidates and advice they would have for businesses looking to do the same including insights on: • Why traditional recruiting methods may need to change • How to redefine roles and job descriptions to attract diverse applicants • Where to promote job openings that will reach a new audience

Learn more and register here.

PANEL

This panel will include local experts and business owners with well-defined initiatives and years of learnings. They’ll offer their advice on how to: • Educate yourself and employees on the problem • Define a DEI initiative that is purposeful and long-lasting • Find available resources in the Twin Cities • Measure effectiveness

Attendees will walk away with a list of resources, tips on what has worked (and didn’t) at similar businesses, and new connections to tap into as you grow.

Learn more and register here.

 

EY

PANEL

Whether you are seeking to raise debt, secure equity financing, sell your business or partner with a strategic investor, you will need to be prepared. Hear from four successful entrepreneurs on their experiences raising capital and the keys to being adequately prepared.

  • Title: Preparing for a capital event
  • Where: WeWork Capella Tower
  • When: September 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
  • With: Joel Ribnick, Senior Manager of Sales and Transactions

Learn more and register here.

 

OUR FAMILY WIZARD

PRESENTATION

This session will be both aspirational and practical with advice on how to build a mission and culture that scales while a business faces rapid growth, investor pressures, and changing market dynamics.

  • Title: Doing good while doing well: How being mission and values driven can change lives and drive returns while rapidly scaling
  • Where: OurFamilyWizard Office
  • When: September 22, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM CDT
  • With: Nick VanWagner, CEO & 4 more

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 PRESENTATION

Is experimentation right for my business? What business and customer outcomes can I expect? What do I need to get started? This session will answer these questions!

  • Title: How Experimentation in a Consumer Business Improves Both Business and Customer Outcomes
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: September 21, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
  • With: Andrew Schneider, Growth lead & Kelsey Propsom, Lifecycle Marketing Manager

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

SOONA 

HAPPY HOUR

This event will allow time for attendees to network, try out soona's fast casual content experience (FREE headshot!), & set the TCSW community up for success to achieve their goals! (plus free food & bev)

  • Title: Headshot Happy Hour @ soona
  • Where: soona HQ
  • When: September 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Learn more and register here.

KEYNOTE

Join Liz Giorgi, the ceo & co-founder of soona, the fast casual content experience, share 3 ways you can wake up your B2B content and stop putting your customers to sleep. Liz will be breaking down the B2B (aka boring to boring) box to teach you the basics to👇 ✨inject joy into the voice of your brand ✨identify ways to go from industry speak to human speak ✨how to get your leadership team on board to a new approach to marketing.

  • Title: How to Wake Up your B2B Content
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: - CDT
  • With: Liz Giorgi, CEO & Co-Founder of soona

Learn more and register here.

 

WINTHROP & WEINSTINE

ACCELERATOR - OFFICE HOURS

We will provide Startup Week participants with an opportunity to meet with attorneys from the firm’s “Winthrop Accelerate” program, which is specifically designed to counsel Founders on issues commonly encountered by growth-stage companies.

Learn more and register here.

ACCELERATOR - OFFICE HOURS

We will provide Startup Week participants with an opportunity to meet with attorneys from the firm’s “Winthrop Accelerate” program, which is specifically designed to counsel Founders on issues commonly encountered by growth-stage companies.

Learn more and register here.

 

MEDA

PRESENTATION

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 the day, 13 BIPOC-owned businesses will make their best case to a panel of judges regarding why their companies are poised for growth. In the evening, TCSW participants are invited to toast the success of these finalists and find out which businesses will be awarded at least $1 million in financing. Come for the news; stay for the DJ and appetizers!

  • Title: Meda Million Dollar Challenge Announcement Celebration
  • Where: Machine Shop - 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • When: September 21, 2021, 5:00-8:00 PM CT; announcement of Million Dollar Challenge results at 6:15 p.m.
  • With: Alfredo Martel, President & CEO, Meda & David Edgerton, Jr., Managing Principal, The DEJ Group

Learn more and register here.

 

BETTERYOU

PRESENTATION: 

How mental health has changed and actionable tips to help your startup, backed up by BetterYou data.

  • Title: Mental Health in 2021
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: September 22, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • With: Sean Higgins, CEO

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

APIARY

PRESENTATION

The goal of the session is for startups to identify when they need to consider a tech partner, why they need a team that includes technical, design, product, and user expertise, and finally, how they begin to choose the right team to work with. 

  • Title: Find Out if You've Outgrown your Friend or Freelance Tech Team
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: - CDT
  • With: Geri Huibregtse, President

Learn more and register here.

 

CARDAMONS

FIRESIDE CHAT

This session will be an educational panel showcasing the power of AI in the medical manufacturing field.

  • Title: AI in Healthcare
  • Where: Twin Ignition Startup Garage
  • When: - CDT
  • With: Lucian Moldovan, CEO

Learn more and register by clicking here.

 

ROKOS ADVISORS 

PRESENTATION

We’ll provide you with a road map and necessary tools to make finding your startup’s dedicated office space an easy and informed process.

  • Title: Office Space: How to Find it and Negotiate Like a Pro
  • Where: Modern Climate HQ
  • When: September 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • With: Chris Rohrer, Co-Founder, Commercial Real Estate Advisor & Pete Kostroski, Co-Founder

Learn more and register here.

 

BREAD & BUTTER VENTURES

WORKSHOP

What are investors really thinking when they hear a startup pitch? Brett and Mary will give live feedback and provide insight into the investor thought process, giving you an inside peek at what investors think about pitch decks, round sizes, competition slides and more!

  • Title: The Real Pitch MN
  • Where: Science Museum of Minnesota
  • When: Friday, September 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
  • With: Brett Brohl, Managing Partner & Mary Grove, Managing Partner

Learn more and register here.

 

MATCHSTICK VENTURES

PRESENTATION

One of the top sessions taught at Techstars! In this session, you’ll learn easy yet powerful ways to be data driven and goal oriented as you scale your startup. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of and tactics to implement goals and metrics.

  • Title: Using Goal Setting & Metrics to Grow Faster
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: September 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • With: Ryan Broshar, Founder and Partner & Natty Zola, Partner

Learn more and register here.

 

PRESENTATION

Startups are great at creating motion, but how do you ensure all that work and energy turns into progress? This session will share theories and practice guidance on how to get the most out of your time and energy while scaling a startup. This is one of the top presentations at Techstars.

  • Title: Doing More of the Right Things Faster
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • When: September 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
  • With: Natty Zola, Partner

Learn more and register here.

 

PRESENTATION

This session will talk about how to be the best version of yourself, show up as a team, and therefore achieve higher levels of team cohesion, happiness and performance.

  • Title: Building A Company From Inside Out
  • When: September 22, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • With: Natty Zola, Matchstick Ventures, Partner

Learn more and register here.

 

WORKSHOP

This will be an open mic. They will answer any and all questions founders have about pre-seed and seed stage fundraising for startups in this "ask me anything" format. Come with questions and look forward to a lively dialogue amongst the partners and participants.

  • Title: Fundraising AMA w/ VC
  • When: September 21, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CDT
  • Where: Virtual Event on Hopin
  • With: Ryan Broshar & Natty Zola - Partners at Matchstick Ventures

Learn more and register here.

 

PANEL

Ever wonder how out-of-market investors perceive the Twin Cities startup community? How do we stack up to other markets they regularly spend time in? What makes us unique? We'll have a panel of out-of-market VCs and take questions from the audience.

  • Title: How is the MN Startup Market Perceived by Out of State VCs?
  • When: September 22, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT
  • Where: WeWork Uptown
  • With: Ryan Broshar, Founder and Partner

Learn more and register here.