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The Tech.MN Podcast


Sep 27, 2019

On Episode 1 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN welcome Casey Allen on The Tech.MN Podcast to answer the question we’ve all been wondering – How does he make money? 

 

We got more than we bargained for. For us, it is fitting to have Casey on the inaugural episode of The Tech.MN Podcast because when it comes to starting things up he is the OG. Casey dishes on his role in investing in and advising (very) early-stage startups, embracing failure in the midwest, launching an angel investor bootcamp, and even gets personal about the birth of his daughter. 

 

We dive into why Minnesota needs to celebrate what we are good at (Hint: It’s enterprise tech)  and the emergence of Casey’s Enterprise Rising Conference. 

 

*Bonus* Casey discloses his fantasy dream list for a Techstars program. Any guesses?

 

Hype Time

Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Casey gives a shout out to Thompson Aderinkomi of Nice Healthcare. *Spoiler Alert* we’ve got Thompson on the podcast this season. 

 

Sponsor:

Thank you to Redpath and Company CPAs. Redpath and Company is geared to best serve established or growing privately-held tech companies and their stakeholders.  Visit www.RedpathCPAs.com and find out how you can get your business to the next level.

 

Socials

Tech.MN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TECHdotMN

Kevin McArdle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kevin_McArdle

Jac Stark on Twitter: https://twitter.com/minneapplejac

Casey Allen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/casey__allen?lang=en

 

Links:

Mpls on Deck - Casey is no stranger to recording a podcast. Binge his own podcast (currently on hiatus).

 

Enterprise Rising - Casey’s annual conference. The place to be for enterprise SaaS startups. All startups. All enterprise. All tech. All Midwest.


SEED MN - A bootcamp for angel investors. Very cool. Very exclusive.

 

Techstars - We talk about how accelerators like Techstars are a magnet for outside investors and startups.


Branch - Casey spotlights Branch as one of the fastest growing startups in Minnesota.