Sharing the Minneapolis-Saint Paul tech community story with the world: How should we tell it?

by Tiffany Orth, Matt Lewis, Meg Steuer, Kelly Clausen, and Stephanie Rich | at MinneBar 14 | 1:55 – 2:40 in Louis Pasteur | View Schedule

Join the Make It. MSP. Tech Team and the Forge North coalition to co-create storytelling strategies and gain practical tips for how you can better promote our tech community. Help us explore ways to share what makes our tech community great: its talented and diverse individuals!

Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s (MSP) humble nature is an asset but it can also hold us back. It is vital for our region to step up and brag about our fantastic tech community. Partners in efforts like Make It. MSP., Forge North, Full Stack Saint Paul, DocuMNtary, and others have worked in recent years to discover how we can better tell our region’s tech story to the world. Through national outreach and ambassador training efforts, we have gained valuable insights into what tech professionals and others from around the country are looking for and what may encourage them to relocate to MSP.

To learn more about the MSP Tech team’s efforts to tell our story, visit

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Tiffany Orth

Tiffany Orth is a Manager for Make It. MSP, GREATER MSP’s regional talent retention and attraction initiative. Her responsibilities include managing the implementation of the Make It. MSP initiative, as well as providing support to the regional economic development strategy team. Prior to joining GREATER MSP, Tiffany worked as a Project Coordinator for the MN Sports Facilities Authority; the public entity charged with planning and designing the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Previously, Tiffany coordinated the gubernatorial appointments process for judicial and state agency positions in the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and also supported Governor Dayton’s transition team. She has also worked in fundraising for various political campaigns.

Matt Lewis

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Meg Steuer

As Forge North Manager, Meg supports a coalition of entrepreneurs, investors, makers, collaborators, and allies from all industries working together to make Minnesota the best place in the world to start ventures, solve problems and scale impact.

Meg moved to the Twin Cities in the fall of 2017, following three years helping small businesses throughout Southern Minnesota start, grow and scale in roles at the Small Business Development Center and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Prior to joining GREATER MSP, Meg became familiar with the Twin Cities startup scene as Operations Director for Twin Cities Startup Week and Beta.MN, where she leveraged her passion for building community and scaling initiatives to help community partners host a week of 200+ events for thousands of attendees. Meg earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Kelly Clausen

Super curious type. You know, the kind who usually broke their toys the first day out just to see how they worked. Currently investigating the case of Algebra's missing X because she's gone and we don't know Y. Would appreciate it if everyone just brought data -- even omnipotent beings. Program development, evaluation and measurement fanatic. Code Switch Co-Organizer. CreativeCubed Founder.

Stephanie Rich

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