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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re a newcomer to Minnedemo or you’re a conference-going veteran, there’s plenty to learn about before you attend. Below is a list of key points and frequently asked questions for both presenters and attendees.

Next Event

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

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Location

Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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PRIME TIME NETWORKING

Minnedemo is an event where all makes and shapes of professionals attend. You might find an investor, a new business partner, or a new best friend! Come prepared to chat and bring plenty of business cards!

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

Presenters and attendees alike represent some of the brightest tech minds our great state has to offer, and your attendance and enthusiastic support lift it even higher. Minnedemo is a great event to show support for Minnesota’s local tech community.

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Code of Conduct!

Whether you’re an attendee or a presenter, it’s important to review our Code of Conduct so you can come ready to rock.

  • What is Minnedemo?

    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.

  • Who can apply?

    Simple, anyone! Minnedemo is open to anyone who has created awesome technology projects without qualification. You can be a team from a local company of any size, a founder of a startup, or it can be a side project you created just for fun. We also welcome all types of tech – software, hardware, you name it. Looking for inspiration? Check out our roundup of some crowd favorites over the years.

  • What makes a good demo?

    We want to see inspiring technology with a broad appeal. Working on something cool? This means you! The big thing to remember when applying is that this is a live demo showcase – so really show off the tech, no sales pitches please. Looking for more tips? Check out our Strategies for Nailing Your Pitch or Demo.

    Our mission is to further the thriving tech community in Minnesota, so our goal is to have a diverse lineup and showcase a wide variety of tech. We are curating a fun event, and want to make sure there are lots of great and varied demos to inform, entertain and inspire.

  • How do I apply?

    The first step is the application itself , which we accept on a rolling basis. We have a selections committee that review all submissions three times a year. After review, some applicants will be taken to a second round.

    If you’re invited for second round review, we will ask you to submit a short, unedited video of you presenting your demo (as you would present it on stage, not a sales video). The committee reviews all video submissions, and then determines the final 7 presenters. More information, including selections timeline, will be provided to candidates.

  • What happens if I don't get in?

    Whether you weren’t quite ready, or if this time around there were several submissions similar to yours, we always encourage folks to re-apply. Another great way to hone your craft? Get demo practice and feedback at events like 1 Million Cups and Minnebar.

  • Can I demo again, and again, and again?

    We know that our community of technologists are constantly creating and experimenting, so we do allow you to demo a new or different product again. We use our discretion when presenters submit multiple times to make sure there are opportunities throughout the community to demo.

  • I can't come anymore - how do I cancel my ticket?

    If you cannot attend MinneDemo, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets/ to find instructions to cancel your ticket so another person can come.

  • When should I arrive?

    Door open at 6pm, demos start at 7pm.
    Networking, food, drinks available before and after demos.*
    *Note: only food and drinks available depending on the venue

  • How do I check-in?
    • Check-in at entrance to venue
      • Volunteers will scan printed ticket or digital ticket
      • If you are volunteering, meet at check-in tables for your assignment
    • After check-in
      • Make a name tag; add stickers to customize
      • Take your complimentary drink ticket & food ticket
      • Check out the swag from MinneDemo sponsors
      • Find someone and start a conversation
  • What food & drink is included?

    Attendees receive one (1) drink ticket good for choice of beer, wine, bottled water, or soft drink & (1) free food ticket.*
    Bar accepts cash and credit card to purchase additional beverages or snacks.
    *Note: only food and drinks available depending on the venue

  • How can I share my experience with Minnedemo?

    Twitter: @minnestar #minnedemo
    Live stream: check twitter for link prior to demos @minnestar

  • Is there a lost & found?

    Bring all lost and found items will be to check-in tables. All remaining items will be left at the venue following the event.

  • Where do I go if I have a question?

    If you have questions during the event, return to the check-in area.

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