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Technovation[MN]: Helping Young Women Discover Entrepreneurship

There’s an awesome new organization in Minnesota that’s inspiring middle-school and high-school girls to explore technology or … [Read More...]

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IoT World Forum in Chicago This October

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is the company that drove the first Internet of Things World Forum and the second annual event will be held in Chicago this October (registration is not yet … [Read More...]

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Minnesota STEM Conference

Pre-Registration for STEM Conference Ends Today The Minnesota STEM Network's 5th Annual Conference is your opportunity to come together with a community of stakeholders of STEM education and workforce development. Together the community can create the opportunities which inspire passion, build knowledge, and showcase career opportunities about … [Read More...]


Software Firm 8thBridge Sold But Plans Expansion

Software Firm 8thBridge Sold But Plans Expansion 8thBridge’s CEO said he plans to bring on more employees now that the company is part of San Francisco-based e-commerce firm Fluid. Minneapolis-based software firm 8thBridge, Inc., has been sold to digital shopping software and services company Fluid, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Read more here. … [Read More...]


Twin Cities Startup Weekend – Education

Twin Cities Startup Weekend EDU is a part of a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where teachers, students, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share … [Read More...]


Stratasys Unveils Multi-Color 3D Printer

Eden Prairie-based 3D printer manufacturer, Stratasys, unveiled the world’s first multi-color, multi-material 3D printer. The new technology enables a fast creation of objects made from unlimited combinations of soft, rigid and transparent materials and coloring without the need for manufacturing and assembling their components. More information … [Read More...]


Minneapolis Public Schools STEM Expo

Always an incredibly worthwhile event, the STEM Expo Project Coordinators, Lisa Gray & Sara Etzel, reached out to Minnov8 regarding the upcoming expo. Sara let us know that, "As of today there are approx. 2,400 Minneapolis Public School 6th grade students registered to attend the Expo in February…a 300% growth since our first STEM Expo back … [Read More...]


Skyway Holdings, Known for Minnesota’s First Tech Accelerator, Invests in Mashalot

According to a recent press release, Skyway Holdings, the investment arm of Project Skyway,Minnesota's first tech accelerator for entrepreneurs, has invested $200,000 to fund Mashalot. It goes on to say: Mashalot is the only free social network shopping app where the conversation is focused solely about shopping.  This investment was the … [Read More...]


Steve’s Security Tip of the Week – Use Extreme Caution With Your Debit Card

On December 13, 2013 the security researcher, Brian Krebs, broke a story on his blog which turned in to an admission by Target that they had experienced a 40 million credit and debit card security breach which occurred from Black Friday through December 15th. (Update from Krebs 12/20/13: Cards Stolen in Target Breach Flood Underground Markets) In … [Read More...]


MN Gets Dismal Score For Policies

Twin Cities Business magazine just released a bad-news-for-MN story stating that, "Minnesota was ranked the sixth-worst state for entrepreneur- and small business-friendly tax and regulatory policies." The list analyzes tax, regulatory, and government spending policies across the country and determines which states, according to the Small … [Read More...]