MNstarter

MNstarter is a registered MNvest portal. A free-to-use investment crowdfunding resource for raising funds or investing in Minnesota business. Raise financing and stay up to date on new, local investment deals at MNstarter.com.

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Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

With over 10 years of legal and business experience working in the areas of corporate law, finance, securities, and real estate law, Stephen Ringquist, attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, is able to provide clients with attentive and professional legal service while incorporating a strong common sense for business and creative problem solving. He has served as corporate and transactional counsel to a number of successful companies across many different industries, and has developed deep technical and practical experience through a variety of business, investment and banking transactions.

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GT&A Strategic Marketing – Marketing Strategies for Startup Success

Since its founding more than 30 years ago, GT&A has helped build value in more than 200 startups and emerging technology firms, most from the initial concept or launch stage. Two went huge in IPOs. Many, many have had successful exits (acquisitions). GT&A provides marketing & launch strategy, PR, communications, social marketing, and content marketing and development services, primarily to early- and growth-stage tech firms. As founder and principal consultant, Graeme Thickins also helps startups with such issues as messaging, strategy, funding, and industry connections, and he takes equity positions in some of his clients. In addition, he serves as a board member of MinneAnalytics.org, a community and events organization (now 10,000+ people strong). It hosts several large events annually in the Twin Cities. Graeme organizes and hosts “Startup Showcase” sessions at most of these events, which each feature several pitches by data and analytics-related startup founders. Graeme maybe reached at graeme@gtamarketing.com, or follow him on Twitter @graemethickins.

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Erdman Advisory, LLC

Erdman Advisory provides hands on fractional and project-based support for entrepreneurs that need help with strategy, operations, team-building, financial, sales and marketing.

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Esqyr

Esqyr is the first and only public benefit corporation focused on test prep. The student debt crisis continues to worsen, yet students are often expected to pay thousands for test prep before beginning a career. Esqyr delivers affordable, effective online study tools — using previously tested materials — at thousands less than competitors. Esqyr launched in August of 2016 with study tools for the bar exam, and has since been featured in Minnesota Business Magazine, Tech.mn, and other publications.

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