MN on the National Non-Flyover Radar During TCSW

MN on the National Non-Flyover Radar During TCSW

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Event Recap, Technology | No Comments

When I attended a few tech events during Twin Cities Tech Startup Week (#TCSW) in 2014, I sort of deduced on my own that the events were part of the larger #TCSW. I signed up for startup week events that year through those communities’ websites like 1Million Cups at James J, Hill, MN Cup through the University of Minnesota and […]

Minnedemo20: Holla! Solid Innovations

Minnedemo20: Holla! Solid Innovations

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Event Recap, Technology | No Comments

The flip side of sitting through a boring PowerPoint presentation is Minnedemo. At Minnedemo20 last night at The Depot in Minneapolis, true to form, presenters labored through demos of their tech offerings. It’s almost the norm here (see my Minnedemo19 recap). The audience is completely empathetic and nearly expects some sort of tech glitch. Last […]

A Rapid-Fire Recap of Tech in MN

A Rapid-Fire Recap of Tech in MN

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Technology | No Comments

Have you met MHTA? If you’re in the technology field in Minnesota, this association should obviously be on your radar. But its not exclusive to the tech field. In fact, companies that want to be cutting edge in any industry should keep this group near and dear. Let me introduce you if you haven’t already […]

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

The Super Seven at Minnedemo 19

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Learning, Technology | No Comments

#MinneDemo. That just happened. Seven super (Emcee and MinneStar board member Adrienne Peirce’s fave word of the night) tech innovations in Minnesota. It was a sold out crowd at the Guthrie for MinneDemo’s 19th run of their event platform that invites companies to take the stage for seven minutes each and show off their tech products. The […]

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

MHTA’s High Tech, High Touch CIO Panel

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Learning, Networking, Technology | No Comments

Minnesota High Tech Association’s (MHTA) annual CIO panel brought, as promised, a wide-ranging discussion of the year’s top developments, along with challenges and opportunities they see in 2015. The event, held on December 11, at the Science Museum of Minnesota, covered tech perspectives from the sports immersion experience (Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings)) to expanding the social experience […]

Wearable Tech: By Fan or By Force?

Wearable Tech: By Fan or By Force?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Technology | No Comments

Are you connected by Fit Bit, Moves or Map My Run to track your every move and motivate (or guilt) you into a healthy lifestyle? Are you an early adapter sporting GoogleGlass or awaiting Samsung’s Simband, a wristband to track multiple measures of its wearer’s health continuously? Or are you highly skeptical and find this type of […]

Technology to the Plus?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Learning, Social Media, Technology | 2 Comments

Most of us would say we appreciate a visit to a website or social networking site that offers up content relevant to our interests. It’s often why we bookmark these sites and revisit them. Do we stop to consider what’s going on behind the scenes to enable this smart and savvy push of catered content? […]

Video Enters Into the Picture

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Content Creation, Technology | No Comments

Are you leaving it up to your product imagery and copy to tell your story online? If so, you’re missing out on the engagement, interaction, viral aspect and measurement that video affords. Just when you thought your web site was updated and mobile responsive and your social channels were set, video enters into the picture. […]