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A Year In, This Minneapolis Startup’s Secret D.C. Office Is Looking...

In November, GoKart Labs co-founder A.J. Meyer quietly packed up his bags and moved from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. The idea was to scope...

These Local Startups are Using Aquaponics to Outsmart Minnesota’s Growing Season

Earlier this summer, Pentair, a UK-based water filtration giant, announced the completion of one of the world's largest indoor farms in St. Paul. Called Urban...

Spark DJ Uses AI to Help You Throw an Awesome Party

As a college student, James Jones started DJ-ing to pay his way through school at Notre Dame. He was fairly successful, booking around two to three...

Miromatrix Uses Pig Power to Create Transplantable Organs for Humans

There are currently more than 100,000 people across the country waiting to receive a transplantable organ. Miromatrix Inc., a biotechnology company based in Eden...

Civic Eagle Wants You to Start Engaging With (And Stop Yelling...

In the aftermath of a contentious presidential race last year, tech-saavy Americans looking to get active on the political scene turned to civic engagement...

From Rockstar to Techstars: Why Dug Nichols Left Silicon Valley for...

This is the first story in our series on “Boomerangs,” Minnesota natives who left to work in tech hubs on the coasts before returning...

How One Local Angel Aims to Activate the Twin Cities Investment...

After founding multiple companies and establishing his own $1M fund, entrepreneur turned investor Brett Brohl knows a few things about funding. But he’s not...

How Graveti Is Diversifying the Twin Cities Tech Ecosystem

When Alex Rodriguez couldn’t find a group that would help him connect with other people of color in the Twin Cities tech community, he...

Thompson Aderinkomi’s New Startup Will Save Your Relationships, One Text at...

Thompson Aderinkomi believes texting could save your marriage. His new venture, Relate, provides relationship coaching based on highly-cited research, all via text message. Users receive messages...

Two St. Paul Music Professors Just Launched the Duolingo for Music

The Beethoven of tomorrow may learn to play piano on an app. Corridor, founded by McNally Smith College of Music professors and professional musicians Jay Fuchs and...

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