Minne Inno Approved is a curated calendar that tracks the best events happening in the Twin Cities each month. Like what you see? Great. We update this calendar every week, and as additional events pop up on our radar. Are we missing something? Reach out if there’s a certain type of event you want to see on this calendar.

WEEK 2: Nov. 6-10

Tuesday, Nov. 7
Event: Women Who Code Two Year Anniversary Party

  • Location: Taret Commons, 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Networking
  • Price: Free

“We’ll host hands-on activities that mirror the themes of some of our favorite events over the past two years, including 3D printing, maker crafts, programmable robots and VR. Guests will enjoy free food and drinks while perusing our silent auction items and merchandise table, the proceeds of which will help us fund future programs and events.”

Wednesday, Nov. 8
Event: Educelerate North Forum: Innovations Transforming MN Schools

  • Location: MN Association of School Administrators, 1884 Como Ave., St. Paul
  • Date/time: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Forum/panel
  • Price: Free

Educelerate, a education technology group, will host a panel discussion with four current and former superintendents about the innovations transforming Minnesota’s schools.

Thursday, Nov. 9
Event: Sustainability Film Series: Decoding the Connection

  • Location: Bell Museum Auditorium, 10 Church St. SE, Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Film screening
  • Price: Free

Created by students from St. Ben’s and St. John’s Extending the Link film group, this documentary takes a look at American’s technology addition, and how it impacts the environment and people around the world.

Saturday, Nov. 11
Event: Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic

  • Location: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave., Brooklyn Park
  • Date/time: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Clinic
  • Price: Free

“At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items.”

Event: Code Day at The Works Museum

  • Location: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420
  • Date/time: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Coding for kids
  • Price: Included with admission to the museum ($8.50). Free for museum members.
Join The Works Museum as they showcase members of the Twin Cities tech community during code day. Children will learn the basics of coding, and hear presentations from organizations like GoKart Labs, CodeSavvy, IoT Fuse and the University of St. Thomas.

WEEK 3: Nov. 13-17

Monday, Nov. 13

Event: Startup Grind Minneapolis with Tyrre Burks

  • Location: COCO Downtown, 400 S. 4th Street, Suite #401, Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Monday, Nov. 13, 6:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Fireside chat
  • Price: $10

Tyrre Burks is the founder and CEO of Player’s Health, an interactive mobile platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Event: Bunker Lab’s Pressure Test: Pitch Night

  • Location: COCO Northeast, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Suite #200, Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Pitch/demo
  • Price: Free

Bunker Labs Minneapolis has completed their fall 12-week instructional program called Entrepreneurial Program for Innovation & Collaboration (EPIC), where 9 veteran-led companies participated in a series of in person classes meant to pressure test entrepreneur’s new ideas and assumptions. To celebrate their accomplishments, Bunker Labs Minneapolis is hosting, a pitch fest called “Pressure Test.”

WEEK 4: Nov. 20-24

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Event: Girl Develop It Toast & Tech

  • Location: Canteen, 3255 Bryant Ave., Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Event type: Networking
  • Price: Free

Join the nerdettes of GDI for a toast and tech session at Canteen in Minneapolis. Bring your laptop to get feedback on a project, learn a new skill or help someone learning to code.

Friday, Nov. 24

Event: Drone Racing at Bauhaus Brew Labs With Hydra FPV

  • Location: Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis
  • Date/time: Friday, Nov. 24, 8:00 p.m.
  • Event type: Demo/Networking
  • Price: Free

Meet at Bauhaus Brew Labs the day after Thanksgiving to kick off Hydra FPV‘s 2017-18 Tasting Tour. Participants will fly micro drones around the brewery, competing in “the sport of the future.”