When and Where

October 5, 2017

5:30PM - 8:30PM

WeWork Capella Tower

224 South 6th St., 55402 Minneapolis



On October, 5th (5.30 - 8.30), Minne Inno is hosting the Inno U. Challenge, a friendly pitch competition for local student and graduate-run startups, and an opportunity for the Twin Cities tech and startup communities to meet the companies and entrepreneurs that are filling the region's innovation pipeline.

The Inno U. Challenge, while structured as a pitch competition, is designed primarily to spotlight nearly a dozen early-stage businesses that are being incubated on campuses across Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as an opportunity for first-time founders to meet new peers.

Inno U will be the first event to be held in WeWork's Minneapolis location - 225 South 6th St. - which is also the coworking giant's first space in the Twin Cities. So, come meet a handful of inspiring entrepreneurs and check out the beautiful new space. The event is for anyone curious about or interested in the Twin Cities ecosystem.

If you’d like to be considered for the Inno U. Challenge or learn more, please email Will and Maddy at wflanagan@americaninno.com and mkennedy@americaninno.com.

If you're interested in aligning with the Inno U Challenge on a partnership level, email MinneInfo@AmericanInno.com.

The Format:

Nearly 12 startups will have four minutes each to pitch their startups to the audience. Attendees will be given “Inno Bucks” at the beginning of the event and, at the end of the presentations, will invest in their favorite startup. The “most funded” company will be crowned the winner of the inaugural Inno U Challenge and will win VIP tickets to Minne Inno's 50 on Fire.