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Mpls and St. Paul host 6th annual Twin Cities Startup Week

Thousands of people are participating in events all over the metro, aimed at gaining attention, praise and investment in their business.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The Twin Cities is currently in the middle of its sixth-annual Twin Cities Startup Week, a collection of almost 20,000 entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, students, business leaders, and more people from all different backgrounds attending 250 events in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16. 

This year, the event is being led by the first female director, Casey Shultz, and features a number of new tracks, including the Tech Track, Healthcare Track and the Retail Track. 

Three partner events - the Manova Summit, Food | Ag | Ideas Week and the Future Finance Forum (F3) - will also take place during the week and speakers throughout the week include executives from Target, Facebook and more.

Prominent startup leaders and notable figures, including St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Target Vice President of Innovation Gene Han, Loup Ventures Managing Partner and Co-founder Gene Munster, Inc. Staff Writer Emily Canal and Geekettes Founder and Facebook Diversity Specialist Jess Erickson will headline the week.

The event will feature different track and startup events in a variety of industries. Once again, the Twin Cities will fly in 50 attendees from across the world to explore career opportunities and startup culture in the Twin Cities, known as the Fly In Program.

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