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Technology Organizations

Advance IT Minnesota

Advance IT Minnesota is the Center of Excellence in Information Technology for the State of Minnesota. It is administered through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. Housed on Metropolitan State University’s Minneapolis campus, the Center partners with IT programs from state colleges and universities to enhance career and business success.

LifeScience Alley

LifeScience Alley is a Minnesota-based trade association serving more than 640 member organizations. It provides access to industry leaders, education and networking opportunities; insights into current trends, regulations, research and emerging technologies; and the power of a legislative voice. Members include global leaders such as Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Cargill, and the University of Minnesota. They also represent start-ups and firms that specialize in professional services for life science organizations.

minne* exists to bring together Minnesota’s technology community. Its goal is to promote connections that help the community learn from each other, build their businesses, and start new entrepreneurial ventures. The organization aims to bridge the gap between software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and investors. It signature programs include minnebar, an un-conference; minnedemo, a geek show & tell; and minnespark, to ignite the earliest stage ideas.

Minnesota High Tech Association

MHTA promotes the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota’s technology-based economy through advocacy, collaboration and education. Its vision is to make Minnesota a world leader for technology-based industry. It is the force behind two major initiatives: the annual Tekne Awards and GetSTEM education.

MOJO Minnesota

MOJO is an innovation advocacy force working to fuel entrepreneurship and reignite Minnesota’s culture of innovation. MOJO engages business advisors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and attorneys who are passionate about creating jobs and economic growth through the power of Minnesota- based technology companies. It invests in state policy advocacy, creates interactive community and mentoring events, and fosters an active and growing dialog that connects like-minded individuals. 

Project Skyway

Project Skyway is Minnesota’s first tech accelerator. It is committed to improving early-stage technology in Minnesota. It helps early-stage tech companies by providing mentorship, seed capital, and a home in Minnesota for their company. Twice a year, Project Skyway provides seed money and support to 10 early-stage software companies.

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