Hope the school year is off to a good start!
My name is Bharat Pulgam, I am currently a Freshman at University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and honored to be the leading the effort to host this year’s first ever Student Track for Twin Cities Startup Week. TCSW’s Student Track which will occur Oct 9-15, at various locations in Minneapolis including the James J Hill Center, WeWork Minneapolis, Mall of America the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. If you recall I reached out to you back in January in regards to Twin Cities Startup Weekend.
Four years strong, Twin Cities Startup Week has taken roots in the Twin Cities and is slowly expanding into the next big entrepreneurial festival in the U.S. and now it’s time for the students of Minnesota to Flex our muscles!
Our Track, Startup Week Student is a 7 day series of events that bring together Minnesota’s most ambitious students from different domains to build their own ideas into viable businesses from start to finish in less than a week:
Here’s what our entrepreneurs can expect:
– Monday | 10/9 | Night at the Mall
– Tuesday | 10/10 | Beta.MN (Students enter free)
– Wednesday | 10/11 | Meet the Founders
– Thursday | 10/12 | Entreprenuership 101
– Friday-Sunday | 10/13-15 | Twin Cities Startup Weekend Youth
Event partners this year include: Microsoft, Thrivent Financial, US Bank, Best Buy, The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and The Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. We went to great lengths to ensure EVERY industry was represented in our mentor and speaker selections. Food and Ag, Tech, Software, Fashion, Marketing, Healthcare, Finance, Non-Profits. You name it, and we brought a industry expert in to work with students that may be interested in that field.
From the handpicked mentors representing leading startups in the Twin Cities, to our facilitator who works as a program leader for IBM and has led 25 Startup Weekend’s across the world, we have made certain that participants will be guided by the best and brightest from our community throughout the week.
I am reaching out to you today as you are the Executive Director at Minnesota DECA. I am hoping you would be able to communicate this fantastic opportunity with your students and forward it to any relevant staff to help spread the word.
The best way to share this event with your students is by sharing our…
1) Event Flier:
2) Link to our website: https://generation.mn/events
3) Registration Link: generationmn.eventbrite.com
All of our week long events are FREE, and the weekend is priced at $35. Included in that cost is 11 meals and all the whiteboards, post its and office supplies an entrepreneur could possible want.
Space is extremely limited, and reserved for the first 100 participants so please share this information with your students as soon as possible!
We hope you consider communicating this fantastic opportunity with your students, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns and we hope to see you and your students at TCSW!