MN Startup Ecosystem Whitepaper Project

by Liz Tupper | at Minnebar 16

Entrepreneurship is hard. And for people without a clear pathway to funding, it’s even harder.

Sometimes well-intended help, support, and feedback isn’t helpful. And in some cases it’s harmful.

If you are on the receiving end of this feedback you may or may not be comfortable speaking up. And you don’t want to risk funding, mentorship, or opportunities. And so the cycle repeats itself. Over and over again.

There are a lot of things that have changed in the MN startup ecosystem in the last 10 years. Which shows we are open to trying new things, growing and learning.

So how do we spotlight the areas for improvement while creating a safe space for feedback? This is where the MN Startup Ecosystem Whitepaper Project comes in.

Come to this session to learn about the project and how you can help underfunded startups gain traction in the Twin Cities.


Liz Tupper

Liz Tupper is a strategic technology leader with over 24 years of experience working in the civic tech, social good, AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (internet of things), web, mobile application, and video game industries. She is the Director of Product and Project Management at CivicActions and co-leads the Minnesota Digital Service meetup group, a collaborative community of professionals passionate about GovTech (Government Technology) at local, state, and federal levels.