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Community Events

Community Events

It takes an active and engaged community to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. We want to showcase other events happening during this week to help fuel a stronger and more interconnected ecosystem:


Multi-Location Event

The Twin Cities Metro Area boasts brilliant hackers, entrepreneurs, creators, and artists who come together each year to celebrate the cities’ vibrant startup culture. From demo showcases to pitch competitions to panels of executive keynotes speakers, TCSW connects entrepreneurs with highly beneficial resources. Welcome to #TCSW19.

October 9-16, 2019

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Techstars is back with pitches from 9 companies who have spent the last 3 months intensively refining their innovative solutions from within the Food and AgTech industries.

Enjoy a night of celebration as the companies in Techstars Farm to Fork 2019 class pitch on stage. The night will begin with the pitch presentation and follow with a startup showcase and reception to meet the founders.

Tuesday, October 15 from 5:00PM-9:30PM

Union Depot

240 E Kellogg Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55101




Monday, October 14 from 4:00PM-7:30PM

McNamara Alumni Center

200 Southeast Oak Street

Minneapolis, MN 55455

With great enthusiasm, the Minnesota Cup is ready to recognize Minnesota's outstanding entrepreneurs. The last 7 months have been an exciting ride for Minnesota entrepreneurs who participated in a transformational journey. The evening will include a demo hour from top teams, recognition of mentors of the year, presentations from the 2019 MN Cup division winners and runners-up as well as the announcement of the 2019 MN Cup Grand Prize winner. Over $500,000 will be awarded!

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Meda's Million Dollar Challenge is the largest minority entrepreneurial competition in the country, awarding $1 million in funding to minority businesses from across the nation. The “Shark Tank” style pitch competition includes a speed-pitching event, Meda’s Boot Camp for Successful Pitches, and a final live pitch and awards ceremony.

Friday, October 11 from 1:00PM-5:30PM
Awards ceremony to follow


Twin Cities Public Television, Studio A

172 4th Street E

Saint Paul, MN 55101


October 11, 2019

The leading, influential minds in financial services are gathering at Allianz Field, on Friday, October 11 for the Future Finance Forum (F3). Join more than 300 CEOs, founders, VCs, government leaders, journalists and corporate executives from across the country as they connect in Minnesota to discuss the latest trends moving the fintech industry forward.

F3 is powered by the Minnesota Fintech Collective.

Allianz Field



Multi-Location Event

BITCon is a Blacks In Technology Foundation produced event aimed to highlight and celebrate the knowledge, the experience and the achievements of black women and men in tech while also providing a safe place to connect, engage and network creating fellowship and relationships that can last a lifetime. BITCon is an extension of Blacks In Technology’s commitment to increasing the representation and participation of Black women and men in tech.

October 9-12, 2019

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