DocuMNtary: Making a Movement

by Nick Roseth | at MinneBar 11

What's the first thing someone on the coast says when you tell them you are from MN? How cold is it? Cold is the story that everyone else tells about us. It's time to start telling a different story.

Minnesota is the fastest growing tech community in the country. We are hard-working humble Minnesotans and we bring a lot to the world. A lot of it flies under the radar and the good folks on the coasts tend to think we are a cold flyover state. With all that we bring the world, we clearly need to do a better job of telling our story in order to attract more talent to continue to build out our tech community.

In this session we will walk through how DocuMNtary got started, where it is today, and where it will go next. We will discuss the elements of a story and some ways to bring that story to the world. See a sneak peak at new interviews, new ideas, and help generate ideas on ways to get our story out to the world.

Key Takeaways 1. Finding your anchor champions 2. Leveraging advisors 3. Scoring sponsorships (the pains of shaking tin cups) 4. Things to avoid 5. What I wish I knew a year ago

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Nick Roseth

Nick is a passionate technology leader that works at the intersection of business, creative, and technology. Over the course of a 20 year career in digital, he has touched design, development, management, leadership, and a host of other disciplines. He works with forward thinking companies to reveal strategic business objectives, develop a digital strategy, build the team, and execute.

Driven by lifelong learning, Nick is involved in the community on a variety of fronts. From the project to personal education to educating others through advisory boards, speaking engagements, and mentoring, he continuously seeks to broaden his skills and grow himself and the community.