Yes! Minnestar is a 501c3 nonprofit.
In addition to your donation you get access to other benefits like:
- Priority registration for our events for a year (if you contribute $100 or more)
- Recognition on our website and at events
- Ability to help us “beta test” new ideas and new events
First held in 2006, Minnebar is an annual community technology conference held in Minneapolis.
Minnebar, like other BarCamps, is an (un)conference that is participant-led and has a very loose structure.
BarCamps are held around the world from Swaziland to Seattle; Minnebar is rumored to be the largest in the Western Hemisphere. There are no formal or curated workshops (although we sometimes host minor web celebrities), and all sessions are led by people from the tech and business community.
Minnebar is free and open to anyone with an interest. Check out the video recap from 2022's Minnebar16 here.
Minnedemo is a showcase for technology projects made in Minnesota.
Demos must be 7 minutes long and and must demo the project. No slides please, because that isn’t a demo! It’s an energizing and informative evening for everyone passionate about technology. Come see what the local scene is up to, with networking before, during, and afterward.