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Monday, October 9


Live Drone Racing + Giveaway @ Bauhaus Brew Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

If you haven’t seen first-person-view (FPV) drone racing in action, here’s your chance to tip a few back at the Twin Cities’ hottest tap room and behold the sport of the future.

We’ll start with an FPV freestyle demo outside in the Bauhaus courtyard (drones showing off) before moving inside, meeting a few top pilots (listed below), and then showcasing some action-packed micro-FPV drone racing through the Bauhaus tap room (may the fastest pilot win).

And since FPV flying is made possible by small onboard video cameras with real-time transmitters, you’ll be able to ride along for every zoom, swoop, dive, roll and crash as Twin Cities startup Hydra FPV streams those camera feeds live to the giant Bauhaus projection screen.  

Presented by:

AirVūz - The world’s leading platform for discovering, watching, and sharing drone videos is based right here in Minneapolis, and they’ll be live streaming from this event AND giving away three (3) Horizon Hobby Ready-to-Fly Inductrix micro-FPV drone+goggle sets to a few lucky attendees/future pilots.

Minnesota Autonomous Vehicle (MAV) Meetup - Known for attracting the coolest collection of drone pilots in town to monthly meetups, they’ll be setting up their FPV flight simulator for anyone to try.

Hydra FPV - A new drone racing entertainment engine that enables dynamic live streaming of FPV flying action to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and more, turning today’s pilots into tomorrow’s sports stars.    

Hosted by:

Bauhaus Brew Labs - A family of musicians, scientists, artists and – above all – beer lovers, aiming to reinvigorate the spirit of the family brewery. Bauhaus takes a unique look at classic German-inspired beer styles, skewed slightly by a sense of play and adventure.


6:00-7:00 PM - FPV Freestyle Demo (courtyard)

7:00-7:30 PM - Pilot Interviews and Presentation (stage)

7:30-8:45 PM - Micro-FPV Drone Racing Exhibition (taproom)

8:45-9:00 PM - Inductrix Micro-FPV Drone Giveaway (taproom)

Come fly with us.  

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Kendall Mark

Vice President of Production, AirVūz
Kendall is an Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Host in the Twin Cities market. Since the launch of AirVūz in 2015, she has been an Executive Producer for AirVūz Originals, anchored and reported for AirVūz News, hosted Behind the Goggles, and reported at numerous UAV and drone racing... Read More →

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Simon Cheng

FPV Drone Pilot
aka @MartyFlyzzzFPV
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Megan Proulx

FPV Drone Pilot
aka @DroneDoll
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Aaron Sykes

Organizer, MAV Meetup
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Marty Wetherall

CEO, Hydra FPV
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Nick Willard

FPV Drone Pilot
aka @wildwilly_fpv, 3rd place finisher on ESPN's Drone Racing League (DRL) in 2017

Monday October 9, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bauhaus Brewery 1315 Tyler St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Wednesday, October 11


Solving Business Problems with Bleeding Edge Technology

Interested in learning how to leverage different technologies to support and grow your company’s business idea?  We’ll focus on how 3 Minnesota startups, Field Nation, Total Expert, and Agosto, have leveraged bleeding edge technologies to solve a meaningful business need. Join us as we discuss the new technologies these startups chose, how they overcame obstacles or blockers along the way, and how the technology helped them solve their unique business problem.

Agosto - Paul Lundberg, CTO at Agosto, will share how his team developed a proof of concept for a transit safety customer to solve a key scaling issue with their product offering by combining Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Agosto is an authorized Google Apps reseller, a Google Enterprise Solutions Provider, and a Google Premier Partner.

Field Nation - Travis Emslander, CTO at Field Nation, will discuss why geolocation/mapping is a vital capability for Field Nation’s business, how his team leveraged an open source solution to meet that challenge, and the significant savings gained in lieu of leveraging Google Maps. Field Nation’s platform offers a web-based marketplace solution to connect businesses directly with contingent workers.

Total Expert - Brian Walerius, CTO at Total Expert, will share how his team chose a front-end framework to match their business need. He will also discuss their considerations for using PHP, jQuery, and VueJS. Total Expert is a centralized platform to align your marketing, sales and compliance teams in one simple solution.



Paul Lundberg

CTO Agosto

Jack Spirou

Technical Product Owner at Field Nation

Brian Walerius

CTO at Total Expert

Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Baker Center 733 Marquette Ave S., Floor 13 Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, October 12


Millions of downloads: a panel of product managers from MN's largest mobile apps
We are proud to bring the members of Mobilize MN and attendees of Twin Cities Startup Week an incredible panel of mobile leaders representing some of the highest profile, largest mobile apps from companies in Minnesota.

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00am - 9:00am


Technical Architecture: Building and Scaling
Whether you are looking to start coding an application, building onto it, or scaling, technology is always changing. What works best for building something quick? What work best for scaling?. What languages work best for rapid prototyping, and what does scalable infrastructure look like these days? What technology do you use at different stages of building a company (10 users, 100 users, 10,000 users)? Open Source or proprietary? Build on IAAS or PAAS?

Join us for a panel of folks who have built applications on a range of technologies at different stages of growth.

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Nick Roseth

Nick Roseth is Chief Operations Officer of SWAT Solutions, a solutions group focused on helping clients evolve their technology and quality ecosystems. Nick works best at the intersections of creative, technology, and business. As an evangelist for Minnesota, Nick is passionate... Read More →

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Eric Brandes

He is an enterprise software consultant working on large scale web applications and specializing in Elasticsearch, advanced front end development, and data analysis.  Eric is also co-founder of TrackJS, a JavaScript error monitoring service (http://trackjs.com). TrackJS monitors... Read More →
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Bridget Kromhout

Technologist, podcaster, conference speaker, devopsdays organizer, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. A frequent speaker at tech conferences, Bridget organizes the local DevOps Meetup, serves on the program committee for Velocity, and acts as a global core organizer... Read More →
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Eric Martell

Managing Director, gener8tor Minnesota
Eric manages gener8tor in the Twin Cities. gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator, with 49 investments to date.Before gener8tor, Eric co-founded EatStreet, a startup that powers the online ordering for 15,000 restaurants nationwide and feeds millions of hungry people. Early... Read More →
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Dan Olfelt

Dan is Cofounder and Chief Architect at Wheniwork. Specialties and favorite tools include HTML, CSS, Sass, JS, PHP, SQL, Go, Unix, Nginx, Node.js, Mithril.JS, React.js, and Equip PHP. Dan is responsible for building and iterating on the platform that more than 300,000 employees... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork 225 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402


How Drones Fit in Your Company
Learn the basis of Unmanned Aircraft technology and how they relate to commercial operations. We will discuss capabilities and limitations, legal climate, and what to consider from a business standpoint when considtering UAS integration into an existing business model. A demonstration of various sUAS will be part of the event.


Adam Shaw

Maverick Drone Systems CEO


Hardware is Hard
Hardware is Hard. No Really. It Is."

Building a product that involves both the physicality of a finished product which includes both hardware and software is an order of magnitude more difficult of one that is pure software only. The barrier is coming down as certain supply and manufacturing channels are beginning to be figured out by startups, but it's not without and lot of trial and error. Lucky for us in the Twin Cities, we have a number of companies pioneering their physical products that involve hardware and embedded software and are willing to share their experience.

Mohit Bhoite - Particle - http://particle.io Josh Becerra -

Josh Becerra- Fluid Water Meter - http://fluidwatermeter.com

John Pritchard - HabitAware - http://habitaware.com

Come join us as these individuals share their experiences in building products that involve working with suppliers, manufacturers and assembly processes that are halfway around the world.


Josh Becerra

Fluid Water Meter

John Pritchard


Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Real World One

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