Of 1300 applicants in the Minnesota Cup, a statewide innovation competition, UR Turn was selected as one of the Top 16 companies to advance to the final event on October 9. CEO and Founder, Angie Eilers, will pitch at MN Cup as well as at WE Pitch Fest, the premier Women Entrepreneur's event on October 9. As a featured speaker at Twin Cities Startup Week, Dr. Angie Eilers will serve on a panel of founders at Educelerate at ECMC. Contact us for more information about attending any of these exciting events.
Of the 1, 300 applicants to the Minnesota Cup this year, UR TURN emerges as a semi-finalist. There are 80 competitors in 8 divisions in the semi-final round. UR TURN is competing in the Impact Ventures division which is for mission-based entrepreneurs that aim to have an impact on the critical challenges facing our society including education, sustainability, health, and economic and social equity. Finalists will be announced in August, 2017. Let the games begin!
Dr. Sherry Muterspaugh Walling interviews UR TURN Founder Angie Eilers on the challenges and well-being of startup leaders. Listen here to the 30 minute podcast interview: http://tech.mn/news/2017/04/24/candor-with-angie-eilers-ur-turn/
Dr. Angie Eilers pitched to a full room at 1 Million Cups on April 19 at the James J. Hill Center. The Kauffman Foundation-supported event invites two local entrepreneurs to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. For more, check out
Angie Eilers was invited to pitch at the Seed Stage Track on March 1 at Venture Summit West, held in Mountain View, California. Over 200 companies participated and as many investors attended; topics ranged from clean tech to ed tech. Venture Summit West is a part of Young Startup Ventures www.youngstartup.com
Founder Angie Eilers spoke on The Lean Startup Method on November 10 at a one day crash course on startups taught by practicing entrepreneurs/CEOs for aspiring & emerging female entrepreneurs. FemTech was co-sponsored by TECHDOTMN and COCO Uptown in Minneapolis. Contact Adrienne Clairmont for a video of Angie's talk and for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jeanne M. Voigt Foundation has provided a Program Related Investment to UR TURN. Program Related Investments are investments that private foundations, like the Jeanne M. Voigt Foundation, make in order to advance their charitable objectives. UR TURN is honored, after considerable review within the Twin Cities entrepreneurial ecosystem, to be one of two recipients.
Minnesota's Innovation Voucher program provided financing to UR TURN to purchase technical assistance and services necessary to advance research and development. Researchers from the University of Minnesota provided research services to support this product.