On Monday, October 29th over 300 techies, designers, investors, students and entrepreneurs descended on McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota to attend Minnedemo: Back to Campus. Minnedemo, held three times a year, is the premier showcase for working technology products and tech innovation in Minnesota. This time around we announced our newest event – Minnedemo: Back to Campus, a tech showcase highlighting the talent of students and recent graduates in the MN tech community.

We were 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. Huge thank you to them, as well as our sponsors and community supporters for making this event possible. It was an incredible night of supporting and celebrating the #MNtech community’s newest talent.

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 these 7 truly incredible groups. Be sure to check out their demos below!

Fast Facts:

  • This was a brand new event, focused on highlighting the talent of our student and recent graduate community
  • 67% of the presenters were women and/or people of color
  • The youngest presenter was 14 years old

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 Feb 7th at the Pantages Theater!

Minnedemo: Back to Campus Videos:

Clutch SOS

A safety solution for Generation Z, Clutch SOS is the effective way for victims of assault and abuse to build their legal case while protecting themselves in real time.


Making the restaurant experience faster, Tavolo is an IOS application that allows users to reserve a table, order menu items, and pay for meals at restaurants.

Let’s Go

Helping couples and singles seamlessly craft the perfect date experience.


A smart, simple and easy student hallway app for schools that times, counts and manages all student hallway passes.


Plyo is a loyalty app that rewards college students for exercising on campus with deals to local restaurants and popular brands.


Documenting land rights in the developing world, making digital tools for land surveyors and land administrators.

Galilea Chair

Innovative solution for quadriplegic wheelchair uses, with the ability to control the wheelchair without the use of hands.