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The Tech.MN Podcast

Mar 31, 2020

*Note* This episode was recorded in December 2019

On Episode 31, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for tech.mn, welcome Clarence Bethea, CEO and founder of Upsie, to talk about the transition from founder to CEO.

Clarence shares the top three things he is focused on as CEO of...


Mar 24, 2020

On Episode 30, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for tech.mn, welcome Paul DeBettignes, The Minnesota Headhunter on The tech.mn Podcast to talk about people operations.

Our conversation launches with the topic of networking etiquette. Paul takes us through the evolution of tech...


Mar 17, 2020

On Episode 29, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for tech.mn, welcome Mary Grove, Partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, to talk about investing outside of Silicon Valley and helping Minnesota thrive

Mary shares her journey from the midwest to the west coast, around the...


Mar 10, 2020

On Episode 28, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for tech.mn, welcome Melissa Kjolsing, CEO and Co-founder of Recovree to talk about the transition from ecosystem builder to founder and beyond. 

Melissa shares the story of how her passion for helping startup companies was...


Mar 3, 2020

On Episode 27, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, welcomes John Tedesco, CEO and of Drip, to talk about the big news of the week — the acquisition of Leadpages by Canadian holding company Redbrick.

In breaking down the news, John explains why the acquisition is a true win/win for everyone involved and looks...