You don’t have to have a degree to start making moves. Join us to kick start the rest of your life as the entrepreneur you’ve always wanted to be.  In late October, Minnesota is hosting the fourth annual Twin Cities Startup Week. TCSW is an action packed week filled with events and entertainment that focuses on highlighting and showcasing innovation in Minnesota businesses. 

Startup Week Student is focused on bringing the best student entrepreneurs together to build ideas, grow companies and change the future of the midwest.

We aren't just Gen X or Gen Y we are Gen.MN



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Download the Official Student Track Guide below for everything you need to know for the week.



Night at the Mall | 10.9

You don’t have to have a degree to start making moves. Join us to kick start the rest of your life as the entrepreneur you’ve wanted to be. At our free event, Night at the Mall, you’ll find your people. People who are motivated. People who think at higher levels. People who want to change the world. It’s easier when you’re not alone, so take two seconds to sign up. What’s your excuse?

@Mall of America - Boundary Waters Suite

5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Beta.MN | 10.10

We believe that good things happen when people collide (metaphorically, of course). Beta.MN connects entrepreneurs with resources, like future users, investors, employees and advisers. We do that by hosting informal events where people have interesting conversations in comfortable settings. Between events we serve as a support system for our alumni, and future, featured startups.


@Target Plaza Commons

5:00pm - 8:00pm


Meet the Founders | 10.11

As a student entrepreneur, it’s intimidating to to break from your monotonous school focused agenda. Come meet those who have said “Challenge Accepted”. At this one of a kind event, you’ll get the opportunity to pick the brains of Minneapolis’s premier young entrepreneurs and hear inspiring stories full of success and failure.

@James J. Hill Center

5:30pm - 8:00pm

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Entreprenuership 101 | 10.12

Entrepreneurship 101 is an event designed to prepare participants for the startup weekend ahead. The two-hour event will provide a brief yet robust introduction to the entrepreneurial process. Topics covered will include brainstorming, marketing, business model development, and more. The event will begin with Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, local teen entrepreneurs, followed by an activity in which groups of participants will quickly develop the backbone of a simulated company.

@WeWork - Capella Tower

5:30 - 8:00pm

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The Startup Weekend Twin Cities Student Event is one of the highlights of Startup Week Youth. Participants will make teams around innovative ideas and build their entrepreneurial acumen through experienced mentors, pitch decks, inspiring speakers, and product development during the weekend.

Why is this paid?

We provide all students with 11 meals, snacks, office supplies and amazing working space during the weekend. All these costs add up and we want to make sure we can give you the best experience possible!

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