Twin Cities Startup Week (#TCSW) begins tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9th. From the Beta.MN kick-off party tomorrow evening through to the Startup Weekend demos presented Sunday evening, this is a week to learn about and celebrate entrepreneurship in Minnesota.
Google for Entrepreneurs sponsors Startup Weekends around the world. They are intense 54-hour weekends where developers, designers, marketers, business people, and people with non-technical backgrounds come together and create compelling startup business demos. Billed as “the world’s starting point for entrepreneurship” they give budding entrepreneurs opportunities to pitch and develop their ideas. After a day and a half of intense work, Sunday evening the teams present their demos hoping to win significant prizes that will take their idea to the next level.
Here in the Twin Cities, the startup community has expanded the idea of Startup Weekend to an entire week of networking and information events for companies and individuals interesting in what is happening in local tech. I few of the events I’m looking forward to include MinneDemo18, the Twin Cities Startup Crawl, and Women in Entrepreneurship.