Pitch Workshop & SWEDU Preview

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Pitch Workshop & SWEDU Preview

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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At the core of every great startup is an incredible pitch!

This interactive workshop will focus on best practices for the 60-second pitch (aka The Elevator Pitch).

Seemingly simple, the 60-second pitch can trip up even the most experienced entrepreneur. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to deliver a concise and captivating pitch to your next customer, investor, co-founder, and beyond.

The only experience required to attend this workshop is bravery and courage! The program will allow participants to practice pitching and receiving feedback in front of each other. Feel free to bring an idea you’ve been noodling OR we will help you create one from scratch!

 60-second pitches kick off Startup Weekend Education and preview of the overall agenda for Startup Weekend Education will also be shared at this workshop.

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6:00 pm
Doors Open
Arrive at the venue, get checked in, and meet the community

6:30 pm
Programming Begins
Let's get our pitch on!

8:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Pitch Workshop & SWEDU Preview team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend the Twin Cities is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Steve
  • Kristin
  • Heather
  • Seijen
  • Matt


Seijen Takamura
Experience & Innovation Strategy @ Target

By day, Seijen serves as an experience & innovation strategist at Target HQ where he leverages guest stories to build better products and services.

In a previous life, he served as a regional manager at UP Global where he helped build startup communities along the East Coast. 

Having recently re-patriated to  Minneapolis, Seijen is proud to have lived in Chicago, London, and Seattle. He is also the founder of The Lonely Bicycles Project, a photography experiment.

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