What to Expect for Twin Cities Startup Week 2022


Are you ready for the Twin Cities Startup Week kick-off on Friday?

We're going over what you can expect from this week-long immersive festival featuring Minnesota thought leaders and entrepreneurs for 2022.


What is Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW)?

From September 16th to the 23rd, Minnesota will be home to the second-largest startup week in the United States. Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW) promises 8 days of 200+ virtual and in-person events focused on educating, networking, and inspiring Minnesota entrepreneurs and beyond. Events will be taking place at various locations across the city to showcase "the Startup Capital of the North" as a center of innovation, celebrating diverse innovators.

Whether you're a corporate leader, potential founder, potential funder, or student who's startup-curious, there's an event for you.


Twin Cities Startup Week 2022 Schedule

Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW) events cover all facets of business — from tech and acquisition, to arts and culture — with five of the eight days dedicated to community-driven content. For 2022, TCSW sessions are categorized into the following tracks:

Spotlight Track - Monday, September 19

From data analytics to quelling the negative self-talk that can plague founders, the Spotlight Track is the potpourri of your TCSW experience. 

Funding Track - Tuesday, September 20

Sometimes, it really is all about the Benjamins. Find your angel investing wings, build a solid capital structure, de-risk your investments, explore financing options, and more during the Funding Track.

Growth Track - Wednesday, September 21

Looking to strengthen your brand, sharpen your marketing, and scale like a pro? The Growth Track is where you'll learn how to do it all. 

Product Track - Thursday, September 22

Building mobile apps, UX/UI and you, and how to kick general SaaS. The Product Track is for the builders.

Culture Track - Friday, September 23

Avoiding founder burnout, navigating and furthering DEI efforts, and building (and maintaining) amazing teams. The Culture Track is all about the social element of startups.


To register for TCSW sessions and view the full schedule, click here.



Skip the Start-Up: How to Buy and Build a Company Through Acquisition Entrepreneurship

This year at Twin Cities Startup Week, we're challenging the assumption that start-ups are the only entrepreneurial model to innovate and disrupt industries. In partnership with the team at Showcraft, our session, "Skip the Start-Up", will include an experienced panel of entrepreneurship through acquisition influencers and gatekeepers, including Flagship Bank investor and CEO Andy Schornack, to share insider acquisition toolbox. 


Tuesday, September 20

5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.


Showcraft Headquarters

3190 County Road 42 W.

Burnsville, MN 55337

Get registered and find out more here.


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