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Tuesday, October 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Twin Cities Startup Week Sprint Story/Hackathon - creating a thriving Minnesota for everyone

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Apply your start-up skills for humanity - You are invited to a three-part series designed to develop and pilot solutions to address the systemic inequities in Minnesota. These are systems designed to prevent communities from thriving.

The disparities in education, health, housing, and wealth that occur in our state are unacceptable; preventing the state from reaching its true potential.

It was recently reported that 1 in 5 Minnesotans are reported to be living in poverty, against the backdrop of what some say is the epicenter of food and healthcare.

A sense of urgency - We are taking a risk and trying something new - a design sprint/hackathon focused on disrupting the status quo by applying our collective start-up skills to pilot 4 new ideas, one every 90 days, testing the potential to “move the needle” in serving our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.

This is part 3 of a 3 part series in which we will select which ideas will move forward to pilot. Up to a maximum of 4 - 90 day pilot ideas. Updated every 90 days, with a recap provided during TCSW 2020.

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Greg Pavett

Executive Director, The Humanity Alliance
Moderated by Greg Pavett, Founder/Executive Director - The Humanity Alliance, https://www.humanityalliance.org/. The Humanity Alliance is applying disruptive innovations that unravel the health outcomes tied to food insecurity. Greg has spent most of his twenty-nine year career disrupting in the for profit space; launching ideas from early-stage concepts to fully functioning products.Most... Read More →

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Vanan Murugesan

Director of Design and Innovation at, Pillsbury United Communities
Vanan Murugesan got his first taste in entrepreneurship when he developed a small zero waste business unit during his time at Supervalu, and since then, he has never looked back. A mechanical engineer by training but a social entrepreneur at heart, he is a strong believer in the power... Read More →