Win A Free Flight to Twin Cities Startup Week

Showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North, October 9 – 15 What is Twin Cities Startup Week? Minneapolis-St. Paul is the startup, tech and innovation capital of the north, bursting with growing tech companies developing leading edge solutions that solve real-world problems. In every corner of our metro there is a hacker, […]

Company collaboration helps interns #DiscoverMSP

Thousands of future business and community leaders descend on Minneapolis-Saint Paul every summer for internships. However, 2017 marked the start of something new. Many of our region’s largest employers teamed up through Make It. MSP. to provide an unprecedented experience for summer interns that encouraged them to think about building their careers in this region. More than 750 interns gathered […]

Inspiring future tech leaders

‘Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is.’ This well known phrase locally also applies to our economy through the future of our workforce. How might we help students foresee the jobs being created by one of the world’s most diverse and highly technical business communities here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. In 2015, […]

Step into the experience: Northern Spark 2017

For the past seven years, thousands of people have enjoyed Northern Spark. The all-night arts festival lights up the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul with innovative installations, performances, and visual arts projects. The seven participating neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line each bring their own approach to the challenge of addressing perceptions about climate […]

Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ followed by silent and live auctions, and a call to action. With over 250 attendees from 30 Public […]

Carlson School of Management discovers MSP tech

For those of you who are passionate about tech and seek a career in the high-tech industry, I highly recommend you view Minneapolis-Saint Paul with a keener eye. The full-time MBA classes of 2017 and 2018 at the Carlson School of Management (CSOM) closed their Spring semester with an engaging local tech trek. We visited five […]

Reframing and Reimagining: Northern Spark 2017

The first thing you’ll see are the lights. Against the violet blue backdrop of the night, are lights of fire red and light bulbs like fireflies bouncing along the landscape. There is a homegrown warmth that bursts in your chest; it’s like a gift you’ve gotten around the same time every year. The sun sets […]

Intern to Intern: Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis is a IT Talent Acceleration Program Associate at Land O’Lakes originally from New Berlin, WI. She lives in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis. What surprised you most about the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region? It is not always cold! Ha ha, all jokes aside the amount of things there is to do in the Twin Cities! From […]

Say hello to summer in MSP

One of my favorite things about life in Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the four distinct seasons we enjoy here. Anytime I take it for granted someone will remind me how special that really is. Given our MSP HELLO project team was already holding quarterly, seasonal events to welcome new neighbors, last month we experimented with a new format in partnership […]

Paving the Way for Founders of Color

Graveti is a social venture that increases the tech and entrepreneurial activity within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul startup ecosystem system for marginalized communities with a strong focus on the black and latinx communities. We caught up with co-founder Alex Rodriguez on the eve of Graveti’s first summit to learn more. Talk about the mission of Graveti. […]