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Mar 11, 2020

UMN Technology Commercialization's Venture Center was among the winners of this year's Inno on Fire awards.

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Feb 25, 2020

Two UMN startups, Anatomi and Stim Sherpa, are among the five companies selected to participate in the gBETA Medtech accelerator.

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Feb 9, 2020

Twin Cities Business recently rounded up 20 of the innovators and innovations leading Minnesota into the 2020s. This list includes UMN startups Anatomi Corp. and Calyxt Inc.

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We have launched more than 150 startup companies based on U of M research.


April 21 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please join UMN Technology Commercialization's Venture Center for a VIRTUAL seminar on the startup capitalization table and preserving equity. This seminar will provide an overview on the mechanics of how cap tables function and discuss strategies and tactics for preserving equity over time.

April 28 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Consistent with Governor Walz’s guidance to protect the health of Minnesotans, we have decided to cancel the spring Walleye Tank, Minnesota’s life science pitch competition, which was to be held on April 28, 2020. The winter Walleye Tank competition will be held on December 11, 2020 from 2-5 p.m. at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.