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Investors gather for U of M Investor Event
Mary MacCarthy, venture program manager with UMN Technology Commercialization's Venture Center, welcomes investors to the inaugural University of Minnesota Investor Event.

On October 10, UMN Technology Commercialization welcomed investors to the inaugural University of Minnesota Investor Event. The event, held at TCF Bank Stadium as part of Twin Cities Startup Week, brought together high-potential Minnesota startups to pitch their ideas and build relationships with the investment community.

In addition to the pitches, the event also included a short networking session and a cocktail hour. Conference rooms were made available the next day for follow-up meetings between startups and investors.


Siba Das of NovoClade presents to investors
Siba Das, CEO of U of M startup NovoClade, pitches his company to investors.

The 14 startups featured at the event were:

  • Abilitech Medical
  • Ascension
  • Anatomi Corp (U of M)
  • Aurora CTS (U of M)
  • Austin Biosciences LLC (U of M)
  • Darcy (U of M)
  • Fruitful Fertility
  • Novoclade (U of M)
  • Phenomix Sciences
  • Sanos Nutrition
  • Take 12
  • Tearrestore
  • Tedious
  • Trackit (Kidi)


Margi Scott pitches her company to investors
Margi Scott, CEO of startup Take 12, discusses the company's focus on supporting mothers on maternity leave.

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