Showcasing the Tech Talent of Minnesota’s Students


We at Minnestar are excited to announce Minnedemo: Back to Campus, an annual tech showcase highlighting the talent of students and recent graduates in the MN tech community.

The last two years have seen incredible lineups including an innovative wheelchair for quadriplegic patients, a hall pass platform now being used in more than 30 states, and an Arduino powered water heating system (learn more about them here and here).

Since 2006 Minnestar has existed to serve and grow a thriving technology community for all in Minnesota. We have done this through our popular signature events (such as MinnedemoMinneAMA and Minnebar), and work to promote the talent, knowledge and innovation happening in our community.

As we think about the health of our community, we always want to be intentional about welcoming, including, and supporting new technologists. We have a tremendous amount of talent coming our of our colleges, universities and bootcamp programs – it’s time we  support, celebrate and showcase it in a big way.

This will be the can’t-miss event for students entering the tech community – all current students or recent graduates from any school or bootcamp program are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Huge thank you to our sponsors, community supporters, and volunteers making this event possible. We hope everyone will come out and support and celebrate the #MNtech community’s newest talent.


Event Information

Minnedemo: Back to Campus
Woulfe Alumni Hall
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 USA

Thursday, June 30th 2022
6:00 pm Doors, 7:00 pm Show

Tickets available now: Minnedemo: Back to Campus Tickets


Presenter Information

Got a brilliant side project, after-work-hustle, potential next business venture or budding start-up you want to share with the world? We’ve got just the venue for some tech show and tell. Minnedemo: Back to Campus will be taking place June 30th. We are accepting applications now through June 3rd.



New to Minnedemo? Here’s the premise:

  • Demos are 7 minutes long
  • Demos are of MN-made technology
  • Demos are truly demos: you present your work or work-in-progress to the audience. No Powerpoints, please.
  • Presenters for this event must be students or recent graduates (college, bootcamps, etc)

Submission is easy. Complete our simple, short online application and tell us about your project or idea. You can also check out our frequently asked questions and our 7 Strategies for Nailing Your Pitch or Demo to learn more.

We will select a subgroup for a second round review before selecting the final seven demos. Please note we accept MN-made technology from any size (individual projects to large companies) across a variety of topics and readiness to demo.

Questions? Shoot us a note at Happy submitting!