Entrepreneurs embody the promise of America: the idea that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and see it through, you can succeed in this country. And in fulfilling this promise, entrepreneurs also play a critical role in expanding our economy and creating jobs. - President Barack Obama on January 31, 2011
The Twin Cities have imbibed this entrpreneurial spirit and it is a delight to see several startups mushroom in the region. Unlike the incredible startup growth story in California, Minnesota has had a good number of companies with great ideas that are now Fortune 500 companies. I use the number of startups that a university has helped create as a ranking rubric for universities across the country. Students in their sophomore or junior years develop an idea which is pitched in their Senior Design Project and selected for funding to start their own company. I am glad that I am part of a student community that appreciate's innovation and creativity. This blog is to give everyone an idea about startups that originated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' campus and their success stories. Some of the startups that have added to the capabilities of key industries around the Twin Cities region:
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