Twin Cities Startup Week

In every corner of the Twin Cities Metro Area there is a hacker, maker, artist and entrepreneur whose efforts power the future economic vitality of this great state. During this week, we say thank you in the form of attention, praise and money... if you feel so bold. It's an entire week of startups on display. Welcome to #TCSW19.

Innovate collaborate elevate

InBIA + Lunar Startups Session & Glen Nelson Center Tour

On a national scale, the startups that receive over 95% of total investment dollars do not accurately reflect the broader pool of problem solvers and entrepreneurs in our communities. The result? Big ideas and bright solutions go unnoticed — and we all miss out. Through the lens of varied stakeholders involved in an industry agnostic, one-year incubator in St. Paul, Minnesota, this session will explore effective ways to create equitable opportunities for high-potential entrepreneurs. These key stakeholders will discuss the nuances, challenges, and potential of equity (by all definitions). You'll also learn about new, practical ways to fill key resource gaps for women and entrepreneurs of color, strategies for creating more inclusive programs, and hear why diversity has always been the best portfolio strategy.