Minnestar’s Newest Event


We at Minnestar are excited to announce our newest event – Minnedemo: Back to Campus, a tech showcase highlighting the talent of students and recent graduates in the MN tech community.

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 Minnedemo 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.

The event will follow the Minnedemo format (more info below), as well as providing free head shots and conversation circles with MN technology leaders.  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.

We are excited to be working with the Minnesota Cup and the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota, and hosting the event in the beautiful McNamara Alumni Center on Monday, Oct 29th.

Huge thank you to our sponsors, community supporters, and the University of Minnesota for 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
University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center
Monday, Oct 29th 2018
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Networking, light appetizers, and drinks available before and after demos

Tickets available starting Oct 18th at 2pm: 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 October 29th 2018 at the McNamara Alumni Center. We are accepting applications now through September 28th.



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 presenters guide 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 support@minnestar.org. Happy submitting!