Twin Cities: The startup capital of the “North"

by Carson Kipfer and Ryan Broshar | at MinneBar 10 | 9:15 – 10:05 in Theater | View Schedule

A recent WSJ article titled "Minnesota’s New Cool Image as ‘the North" has stoked the discussions around declaring a new “North” region of the US and the Twin Cities serving as its "capital". While this discussion is fascinating in and of itself, how would this change specifically affect the local startup community?

Join Carson Kipfer (Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist @ SportNgin), Eric Dayton (Co-Founder of The Bachelor Farmer & Askov Finlayson), and Ryan Broshar (Founder & Managing Partner @ Matchstick Ventures) as we discuss the effects of moving out of the shadow of Chicago and the Midwest and into a the new "North" frontier.


Carson Kipfer

Carson is Chief Evangelist at Sport Ngin, which he co-founded in 2008. He evangelizes the Sport Ngin cause and core values through communication, events and experiences. He works tirelessly to preserve and enhance Sport Ngin culture. He promotes Sport Ngin to the world as he interacts with the press, the tech community, prospective employees and clients.

Ryan Broshar

Techstars Retail, Matchstick Ventures, Beta.MN, & Twin Cities Startup Week