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Relive the Action: Minnedemo29 Recap

“I brought friends in from Fargo who
are in tech and are considering a
move to MN. Minnedemo was
instrumental in my “you should move
here” argument. They had a BLAST!”

On Thursday, July 12th nearly 700 techies, designers, investors and entrepreneurs descended on the Ordway Center for Performing Arts to attend Minnedemo29. Minnedemo, held three times a year, is the premier showcase for working technology products and tech innovation in Minnesota.

The formula for our ‘geek show and tell’ is simple: 7 presenters, 7 minutes each, live demos of working tech made in MN. This time around we were proud to highlight 7 incredible groups, and even had a visit from the Mayor of St. Paul, Melvin Carter and Council member Chris Tolbert. Be sure to check out their demos below!

Fast Facts:

  • This was the first Minnestar event in St. Paul since 2007
  • 42% of attendees were attending their first Minnestar event
  • We saw several demo firsts around VR, musical robots, and our youngest presenter team to date

We are always looking to improve the quality and experience of our events, so we want to know: what would you like to see from Minnestar? What is your vision for our tech community and how can Minnestar help us get there? Shoot us an email any time (we love hearing from you!) at support@minnestar.org.

See you at Minnedemo31 Oct 11th at Riverview Theater!

Minnedemo29 Videos:

VISUAL SUPER BOWL VR DEMO

Visual presents two Virtual Reality projects they worked on as part of the Super Bowl festivities in the Twin Cities last February.

PEIR MOBILE

PEIR Mobile is using blockchain to solve big problems in the shipping industry.

HANDSON

Addressing a huge gap in the market by providing assistance to people selecting a technical or community college.

CONTROLBRIGHT

ControlBright is a cloud-controlled architectural and accent lighting platform.

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER STRETCH

The Adventures of Super Stretch is a mobile app providing healthy, active screen time teaching children to create balance with interactive videos, cute characters and fun, yoga-based play.

SQUIGL AI

Squigl AI is automated white board video technology helping to increase the speed and retention of selling, marketing and learning.

ROBOT RICKSHAW

Troy Rogers presents his Robot Rickshaw project, a rapidly deployable cart full of musical robots which serves as a robust and flexible platform for the dissemination of early 21st century semi-nomadic robot herders’ music.

WELCOME AND REMARKS FROM ST. PAUL MAYOR MELVIN CARTER AND COUNCIL MEMBER CHRIS TOLBERT