Heidi Lee
Heidi Lee
Sep 12, 2018 · 2 min read

This year’s Twin Cities Startup Week is truly a celebration of innovation. The week will play host to over 200 amazing events spanning across different topics and industries. Our mission at TCSW is to highlight the incredible businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities that make Minnesota special, and we are pretty pumped for what’s to come :)

When planning for 2018 we wanted to make sure that we created a week that was open and exciting for everyone. One of our key efforts was finding amazing organizations to work with to help dive into topics surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, and building the social impact within businesses. These topics help shape businesses, and help spark much needed conversation around what we can do to improve as an ecosystem.

We are proud and excited to offer even more Impact & Inclusion events than ever before, and hope you’ll join us and be part of the powerful efforts that are being developed, fostered, and celebrated in our community.

Below is a list of the Impact & Inclusion event lineup for #TCSW18. We highly recommend you dig in and learn more, so head over to Sched now. Remember, you won’t be able to register for events unless you snag your TCSW ticket!

2018 TCSW Impact and Inclusion Events

  • The Coven Presents: Getting Funded, Monday 8/8–8:30am
  • Investing in Diversity, Monday 8/8–10:30am
  • Diverse Thoughts, Inclusive Action — How to Change the Podcasting Landscape, Monday 8/8, 2:00pm
  • Impact Measurement: A Primer, Tuesday 8/9–9:00am
  • Coffee & Closers: Women in Sale, Tuesday 8/9–9:00am
  • MNclude Launch Event: Tuesday 8/9–11:00am
  • Bunker Labs North Muster *External Registration Required*, Tuesday 8/9–12:00pm
  • Unconscious Bias: Nip it in the Bud, Tuesday 8/9–1:00pm
  • What Is Entrepreneurship?, Tuesday 8/9–4:00pm
  • Keeping the Diverse in IT: A Lesson in Employee Retention *External Ticket Required*, Wednesday 8/10–7:30am
  • Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs, Wednesday, 8/10–5:00pm
  • Caffeine and Speed-Networking For Women and Non-Binary People Changing the World, Wednesday 8/10–8:00am
  • Luminaries Speaker Series: How a Teenager Lifted a Million People from Poverty *External Registration Required*, Wednesday 8/10–12:00pm
  • Social Entrepreneur Live!, Wednesday 8/10–6:00pm
  • Leading With Purpose: Exploring Business Structures for Mission-Driven Companies, Thursday 8/11–8:00am
  • Female Founders: Confidence is your Game Changer Day One — BITCON2018 *External Registration Required*, Thursday 8/11–12:00pm
  • Two Or More: a special community service project as part of TCSW, Thursday 8/11–3:00pm
  • Great North Labs Startup Ecosystem Talk and Pre-TedX Happy Hour, Thursday 8/11–5:00pm
  • How Students Built This, Thursday 8/11–6:00pm
  • Day Two — BITCON2018 *External Registration Required*, Friday 8/12–7:45am
  • BIT Tech Fest: Exhibit & Career Fair, Friday 8/12–11:00am
  • Day Three — BITCON2018 *External Registration Required*, Saturday 8/13–7:45am
  • Design It!: A Hack-a-thon for Kids and Families, Saturday 8/13–1:00pm

Twin Cities Startup Week

TCSW plays host to 15,000+ attendees, 200+ events, hundreds of speakers, pitches, demos + more. This year, we're showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North October 9–16, 2019!

Heidi Lee

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Heidi Lee

Twin Cities Startup Week

TCSW plays host to 15,000+ attendees, 200+ events, hundreds of speakers, pitches, demos + more. This year, we're showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North October 9–16, 2019!

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