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Twin Cities Startup Week 2017 Resources, Speakers, & Connections

From October 8 - 13 over 200+ innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, and change makers gathered across the Twin Cities for the  "Impact Ventures" events during Twin Cities Startup Week. We were inspired by the stories and projects happening all around the Twin Cities, featuring those local leaders, field builders, startups and entrepreneurs who are driving positive change in our community. Continue the inspiring conversations with our featured speakers, panelists, and any connections you made, and turn your ideas into action!  

[Change] Health Pitch Competition

The Change[Health] Pitch Competition, opened on Monday of Startup Week, as one of the first sold-out events at Impact Hub MSP. The audience served as the investors, with eight participants across various sectors of health, wellness, and social justice pitching the most innovative and disruptive ideas in the field.    
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Backpack EMR by Binary Bridge

BackpackEMR is a mobile, rugged, patient-tracking system for medical relief in developing countries. This system is built to …

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Wyld Joy

By offering and building more creative solutions for organizations and individuals living in sobriety, Wyld Joy strives to ma…

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Wellness VR from Visual is Good

Wellness VR delivers immersive, relaxing experiences to senior care facilities through a subscription-based virtual reality p…

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turnlane

turnlane powers purposeful change in the social sector. With three core areas of focus on health, aging, and social justice, …

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THRIVORS

Thrivors™ transforms a critical recovery period after cancer treatment using a mobile and proven cancer-specific mind-body-…

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Starr Health Co.

Starr Health Co. provides wellness services, including coaching, yoga & mindfulness training, to young women. With the vi…

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heart&core

heart&core's Post-Surgical bra’s are designed by two sisters when their mother was battling breast cancer. Each br…

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Keen by Habit Aware

HabitAware.com makes Keen, a patented smart bracelet that uses custom gesture detection to help people take control of compul…

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Do | Good | Better: How Your Business Can Create Impact

Over 40+ individuals gathered together at this interactive workshop led by Danielle Steer, to hear from socially-minded leaders on how a business can create social impact. The attendees had an opportunity to hack the panel with 4 industry leaders: LatitudeFavorable TreatsPeace Coffee, and Software for Good, all at various stages of their companies.
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Jeremy Carroll

Jeremy Carroll, Co-Founder/President, Latitude

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Junita Flowers

Junita Flowers, Founder, Favorable Treats

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Casey Helbling

Casey Helbling, Founder/CEO, Software for Good

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Anne Costello

Anne Costello, Director of Coffee, Peace Coffee

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Meeting at the Table: Food as a Tool for Social Justice

In partnership with Grow NorthJeff Dykstra, Co-Founder/CEO Partners in Food Solutions moderated an interactive panel of local leaders in food and agriculture from FINNEGANSNorthside Economic Opportunity NetworkUrban Roots, and Appetite for Change. These 5 field builders came together to discuss how food can be used as a tool for social justice, showcasing the Twin Cities as a leader in building equitable food solutions.
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Patsy Noble

Patsy Noble, Senior Program Director, of Urban Roots

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Tricia Nelson

Tricia Nelson, Sales Development and Community Relations, FINNEGANS SBC

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Marcus Owens

Marcus Owens, CEO/President of NEON

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Michelle Horwitz

Michelle Horwitz, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Appetite for Change

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A special thank you to the food startups and small business owners who showcased their delicious product: 

Breaking BreadBare HoneyRoot to Rise Kitchen, Eat for EquityFull Belly Happy Heart, Wha' JamaicanCome and Get It, Puro's

WE WANT TO THANK THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

 
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