Hey, readers. We’re trying something different this month for events. In addition to including community goings-on in The Beat each day, we will keep track of them here on our new curated calendar, Minne Inno Approved. We will be updating this calendar each week, and as additional events pop up on our radar. Keep updated and check in often. And reach out if there’s a certain type of event you want to see on this calendar.
WEEK 1: July 3-7
Wednesday, July 5
TC Hack Night: Hosted the first Wednesday of every month, TC Hack night offers attendees pizza, craft beer and, of course, an opportunity to do some hacking. No speakers, no agenda. Just some quality coding time. The event is free and open to all skill levels. Details here.
Twin Cities Maker Meetup: Meet at the Hack Factory in Minneapolis to network with fellow makers and hackers. TC Makers build projects using various media and materials, from wood and metal to electronics and fabrics. The event is free and open to all. Learn more here.
Thursday, July 6
Hacker Happy Hour: Join Hackers & Founders Minneapolis at Sisyphus Brewing for a laid-back networking happy hour. Attendees pay for their own beverages, but the event is free. RSVP here.
Girl Develop It Monthly Meetup: Join the nerdettes of GDI for their monthly meetup at Buzzfeed’s office in Northeast Minneapolis. Following the standard meetup format, GDI’s monthly gathering offers women the chance to meet, network and listen to speakers from their field. GDI offers affordable, judgement-free opportunities for adult women to learn web and software development. RSVP here.
WEEK 2: July 10-14
Monday, July 10
Healthcare.MN Happy Hour: Meet and mingle with members of the Twin Cities healthcare community at Zipnosis in Minneapolis. RSVP here.
Free Day at Impact Hub: On the second Monday of each month, Impact Hub hosts a full day of free coworking at their space in downtown Minneapolis. Whether you’re looking to collaborate with members of the Impact community, or simply looking for a change of scenery from your local coffee shop, stop by Impact Hub and catch up with what’s going on at the international coworking company. Register here.
Tuesday, July 11
Women Who Speak: A new group from Women Who Code, Women Who Speak is a series where women in tech can improve their public speaking, and help other members practice. There’s no scores, no timers, and is much more informal than Toastmasters. Register here.
Thursday, July 13
Minnedemo: Join the tech community at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis for Minnedemo, a beloved Twin Cities tech tradition and one of the most popular events of the summer. At this “geek show and tell,” developers are given seven minutes to showcase their projects. There’s also food, drinks and networking throughout. The event is free, and tickets are distributed online in three batches. During the first round, all 400 available tickets were scooped up in seven minutes. The second round followed a similar pattern. The final batch is available Tuesday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. Get your tickets here.
July Wine Down: Wine Down is a monthly event hosted by Impact Hub. Attendees are encouraged to BYOB and connect with members of the community committed to creating change and making social impact. Come early for coworking, stay for happy hour. The event is free and open to all. RSVP here.
WEEK 3: July 17-21
Tuesday, July 18
Brand Design: So you developed a brand. Now what? Grow North, a resource hub for food and agriculture entrepreneurs, wants to help founders answer that question. The organization is partnering with Ultra Creative, Capsule and Lunds&Byerlys for an interactive workshop to help entrepreneurs bring their vision to life and get the most out of working with a designer/agency. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Wednesday, July 19
Free Coworking at COCO Northeast: Enjoy a free day of coworking at COCO’s Northeast location. July 19 is also WordPress Wednesday at COCO, where a group of WordPress enthusiasts gather to collaborate on current projects. Register here.
HackNight: Music & Code: Women Who Code is hosting a themed hack night for members working on music-related projects. Learn more here.
Thursday, July 20
Minne Inno’s Inno-troduction: Interested in learning more who we are and what we’re doing at Inno? Join us at COCO Uptown Thursday night for FREE food and drink as we mark two months of The Beat. If you work at a start-up, are in the tech industry or just want to plug in to the local innovation community, don’t miss this event. RSVP here.
WEEK 4: July 24-28
Monday, July 24
Startup Grind Minneapolis: The Minneapolis chapter of Startup Grind, Google’s global entrepreneur network, is hosting a fireside chat with Kidizen executives Mary Fallon, Dori Graff and Dug Nichols. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Tuesday, July 25
Intro to Artificial Intelligence: Join the Healthcare.mn community at Zipnosis for an introductory discussion of artificial intelligence and machine learning in health tech. The event is free and open to all. RSVP here.