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Tuesday, August 03
by Maria Ploessl
We are looking to expand on our DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice) work to continue our work on crafting an antiracist organization that supports a Minnesota tech community for all. We want to add a strategic partner to our team to help us tackle both our internal processes and our external facing community building work. We seek an individual or company with expertise to help us build a strategy and execute it. We have a modest annual budget with potential for renewal in 2022.
This is a request for interest and information to help us find that partner.
Minnestar is a Minnesota-based non-profit that hosts free, inclusive events to fuel the tech ecosystem in Minnesota. Minnestar hosts three core events throughout the year: Minnedemo, also known fondly as a “geek show-and-tell”, Minnebar, the organization’s annual conference that pairs user-generated panels and presentations with genuine networking and fun, and MinneAMA, an “ask me anything” style of panel with community members.
Minnestar welcomes guests from all industries to join their events and experience the rich entrepreneurial tech culture happening here in Minnesota. Event presenters span a wide range, too. Whether they are running a full fledged tech startup that solves a widespread problem or sharing a brand new passion project, all are welcome to this collaborative, supportive environment.
Beyond offering a place to learn about what’s happening in Minnesota tech, Minnestar fosters unforced relationship building opportunities with the hope that lasting personal and professional relationships are formed at Minnestar events.
Minnestar is funded by donations from community supporters who see the value in Minnebar and Minnedemo events. Minnestar is also supported by local sponsors.
If helping Minnestar build a more inclusive tech community for all sounds exciting to you, please fill out this form, letting us know more about yourself or your company. Let us know about why you would be interested in working with us and why this would be a good match for you. Tell us a little bit about your company and expertise and provide some helpful links where we can learn more.
To send your interest, fill out this form. We’d love to get our submissions by 5:00 PM CST Friday, August 13th. We plan on having conversations with a handful of collaborators starting mid-August.