Announcement of the agenda for the special event of TechCrunch Live in Minneapolis! – Tech Crunch
Minneapolis is quickly solidifying itself as one of the most important startup ecosystems in the Midwest. TechCrunch Live is excited to host a special (virtual) event in the Twin Cities. Next week, Wednesday, September 7, our team is ready to interview some of the top startups and investors, and talk about recent funding, best practices, and strategies from the region. Like all TechCrunch Live events, this one is free to attend and participate.
To help showcase what the city has to offer, we’re enlisting the help of local startups! Like previous City Spotlights, this one will feature a pitch-off with local Minneapolis startups pitching to VCs. The winner is accelerated into Startup Battlefield 200, which includes free exhibit space at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022. Applications are closed, but anyone can register for the event here.
Check out this agenda:
TechCrunch live in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1:00 p.m. CT: Raising capital off shore with Anna Mason (Rise of the Rest Seed Fund) + Andrew Leone (Dispatch)
Andrew Leone’s Dispatch provides businesses with an on-demand courier delivery service. Based in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area, the startup is quickly becoming a shining star in the region’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. It’s the type of startup that captures the attention of local investors, but also of foreigners, including Anna Mason, managing partner of Revolution’s Rise of the Rest fund.
1:30 p.m. CT: Who Makes Checks in MSP with Mary Grove (Bread & Butter Fund) and Justin Kaufenberg (Rally Ventures)
A panel on growth opportunities for Minnesota from the perspective of venture capital funds – what the market needs, what they fund properly, where startups should seek funding.
2:00 p.m. CT: Building a fintech company with Atif Siddiqi (Branch) and Ryan Broshar (Matchstick Ventures)
Minneapolis has a growing number of fintech companies, and Branch is among the best positioned. Hear from its CEO and Founder Atif Siddiqi and one of the company’s early investors, Ryan Broshar, Managing Director and Partner at Matchstick Ventures.
2:20 p.m. CT: launch
Judges: Mahati Sridhar and Sarah Hinkfuss