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The Tech.MN Podcast


Dec 10, 2019

On Episode 15 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN welcome Danielle Steer, Managing Director of Lunar Startups, on The Tech.MN Podcast (TCSW Edition) to talk about how to redesign the Minnesota startup ecosystem to work for more people and more ideas.

*CALLING ALL STARTUPS* Lunar Startups is now taking applications for Cohort 3. Head to their website to see if their incubator experience is right for you.

Danielle tells us about the concept of the psychology of confidence and how that has been incorporated into the programming for Lunar Startups and we talk about what companies are focusing on diversity as a business investment. *Bonus: We discovery which Silicon Valley leader Kevin does not want to be compared to.

We dive into the unique approach that Lunar takes for their cohort application process and graduations. Danielle touches on the effects of ‘cancel culture’ on our community. Lastly, Danielle, who is not midwest native, gushes about Minnesota. Aww, we’re blushing!

Sponsor:
Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring the Twin Cities Startup Week Live tech.mn podcast booth. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website

 

Socials

Tech.MN on Twitter
Kevin McArdle on Twitter
Jac Stark on Twitter
Danielle Steer on Twitter
Lunar Startups on Twitter

 

Links:

Lunar Startups
Knight Foundation
Osborn 370
Glen Nelson Center
Recovree
Backstage Capital
Harlem Capital
Lunar Startups Podcast