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Monday, October 9

10:00am CDT

Angel Investing 101

Brett Brohl

Brett Brohl is the founder and Managing Director of The Syndicate Fund. He is an entrepreneur first. With multiple exits and at least one failure under his belt, he understands how hard it is to build a company. He is the entrepreneur in residence at the Techstars Retail Accelerator... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Fredrikson & Byron P.A

1:00pm CDT

Allianz Life Ventures Innovation Day 2017
Allianz Life Ventures is hosting our first ever Innovation Day as part of Twin Cities Startup Week!

Join us at our Minneapolis headquarters to hear from some of the top entrepreneurs in the industry about how their companies solve for unique challenges faced by consumers and businesses alike.

A cocktail hour will follow. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon devoted to fostering innovation!

Monday October 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Allianz Life HQ

7:00pm CDT

Women's Pitch Fest
Women Entrepreneur Pitch Fest

Female founders and women startup leaders will pitch their companies to Midwest investors and community supporters. There will be 18 women pitching! See Eventbrite link for more information and to sign up to attend!

Pitching Companies

AbiliTech Medical
Chromatic 3D Materials
Impleo Medical
Rally Registry
Seven Sundays
Superior Switchel
UR Turn


Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
McNamara Alumni Center
Tuesday, October 10

4:00pm CDT

How to Finance Your Startup
Gopher Angels have invited experts from various financing options to share their knowledge with entrepreneurs about how to finance their companies.

The panel will include Jeff Robbins, attorney with Messerli & Kramer, sharing his knowledge about crowdfunding; Chris Styring from Venture Bank, covering the banks role in financing; Pat Dillon with SBIR on non-dilutive grant opportunities; Sara Russick with Capita3 on Venture Capital, and Dave Russick with Gopher Angels on angel funding. 

avatar for Pat Dillon

Pat Dillon

Director, MNSBIR, Minnesota High Tech Association
Pat Dillon has facilitated more than $100M in SBIR/STTR funding since 1994. As the “go-to-person” in Minnesota, Pat is a recognized leader and supporter of innovation and entrepreneurship nationally. She is a 1999 recipient of the prestigious Small Business Administration’s... Read More →

Jeffrey C. Robbins

Attorney, Messerli | Kramer
Attorney Messerli Kramer, startup attorney, Founder of AngelPolleNation, CrowdFunding Expert, Advisory Board of Gopher Angels

David Russick

Managing Director, Gopher Angels
Managing Director, Gopher Angels. Entrepreneur and angel investor.

Sara Russick

Director, Partner, Gopher Angels, Capita3
Managing Director, Gopher Angels, Founder and Partner CAPITA3, entrepreneur

Chris Styring

Chris Styring is a Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer with Venture Bank where he works closely with early stage companies.  He partners with founders to develop financial strategies that facilitate growth and best serve their unique business. Prior to joining Venture... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Wednesday, October 11

9:00am CDT

Office Hours with Sofia Fund
1:1 Meetings


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am CDT
StarTech Offices

10:45am CDT

Investing in a Connected / IoT Product or Device is Different. Learn Why!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please register directly through Eventbrite. Capacity is limited in Sched. 

As companies create new products and serivces in this ever changing and connected world of "things", investors are a key pat of thie equation. However, what has worked in the past is not the model that will work in the futur when it comet building products that requires hardware, software and physical product design.

 As an investor, there's a different mindset that needs to be applied when working with startups in the this space. Come learn from local investor and entrepreneur, Kevin Nieuwsma who is CEO at GPSip Corporation & Independent Executive Advisor and has been working in this space on how to understand the phases of development, when investing makes (and doesn't make sense) and how gettingto a proof of concept is just a small step in taking a product like this to market!

This event is for anyone in the public, but geared for investors, strartups or anyone at a company looking make their products or services more intelligent and connected. Drinks and light snacks provided courtesy of Lab 651 who connects the pyhsical world to the digital universe by making your products and devices smarter.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Thursday, October 12

9:00am CDT

Office Hours with gener8tor
1:1 Meetings. 15 minute slots. 


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am CDT

9:00am CDT

Office Hours with Sofia Fund
1:1 Meetings. 15 minute slots.


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am CDT
StarTech Offices

12:00pm CDT

Invest-able? An Investors Discussion on Startups from Twin Cities Startup Week

Brett Brohl of The Syndicate Fund will lead a discussion with the audience and a panel of investors to discuss the investibility of companies presenting at Twin Cities Startup Week events. Companies discussed with be companies from the Beta.MN showcase, Minnesota Cup, Techstars Retail, and Gener8tor. We welcome audience participation or just come to hear the thoughts of our panelists to learn a bit more about how VC funds think about startups. Panelists include:

Ryan Broshar, Matchstick Ventures

Andrew Murphy, Loup Ventures

Greg Beaufait, Dundee VC

Andy Christensen, Arthur Ventures

Lunch will be catered by Techstars Retail company Local Crate


Brett Brohl

Brett Brohl is the founder and Managing Director of The Syndicate Fund. He is an entrepreneur first. With multiple exits and at least one failure under his belt, he understands how hard it is to build a company. He is the entrepreneur in residence at the Techstars Retail Accelerator... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Techstars Retail Space at Target

4:30pm CDT

How to Crowdfund and Not Fall Flat on Your Face: Best Practices for Investment Crowdfunding Offerings and the Data to Prove It
*See event link to sign up.*

Zach Robins and Tim Joyce, co-authors of a forthcoming Mitchell Hamline Law Review Article on crowdfunding, will be analyzing data from over 400 federal crowdfunding offerings in order to reduce numbers into best practices.  Come and join us at the Howe, just a couple blocks away and mere hours before MinneDemo!

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
The Howe
Friday, October 13

9:00am CDT

Financial Innovation and Technology (Investments)
Panel Discussion


Patrick Donohue

President, Hill Capital Corporation


Background related to the panel discussion:

  • 1999-2001: Team built online brokerage platform and private labeled it for community banks

  • 2001-2009: Various insights as a research analyst and investment banker.

  • 2010-present: Highly active in the entrepreneurial community. Work closely with a lot of financial technologies for Hill Capital Corporation’s formation.


Mark GabrielSunrise Banks - Director of Innovationhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielmark/

Background related to the panel discussion:

  • 2016 - 2017 Sunrise Banks Director of Innovation -  Meet with Fintechs and encourage innovative problem solving at Sunrise Banks  

  • 2011 - 2016 Director, Third Party Risk Sunrise Banks - evaluate third-party relationships and ensure that vendors provide compliant services

David Ness

US Bank - Vice President | Innovation Research & Development


Background related to the panel discussion:

  • 2013-2016 Led Target’s Emerging Technology Function, 300+ startups across the enterprise.

  • 2016-2017 Worked in a Venture creation collaboration with MIT, IDEO, Intel and Target 30 + new ventures and was COO for Illuminate (food Authentication and freshness solution).

  • 2017 Leads US Banks Fintech engagement program

Britta Reder

Thrivent Federal Credit Union - Business Development Manager


Atif Siddiqi
Founder of Branch Messenger


Patrick Donohue

CEO at Hill Capital Corporation

Friday October 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Sunrise Bank Community Room

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