The tech.mn Podcast

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*This episode was recorded in December 2019*

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we're talking EdTech as Kevin McArdle and Jac Stark welcome Dr. Angie Eilers (UR Turn) and Matt Hardy (Kidblog) to talk about the journey from educators to entrepreneurs.

Thanks to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring this episode. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in MN. https://artheruventures.co

Show Notes

*Note* This episode was recorded in December 2019

On Episode 35, Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital, and Jac Stark, community manager for tech.mn, welcome founders Dr. Angie Eilers (UR Turn) and Matt Hardy (Kidblog) to talk about the journey from being educators to entrepreneurs. We discuss the track to identifying as tech entrepreneurs and passing it down to the young people on their team.

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (something we have been feeling very heavy has of late) this week’s episode theme is Edtech. We talk with Dr. Angie Eilers, founder of UR Turn, a goal setting and progress tracking app that plugs into student information systems, and Matt Hardy, founder of Kidblog, a student publishing platform. We talk with both about the transition from teacher to tech founder in Minnesota and the thriving edtech ecosystem in Minnesota.

Hype Time

Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Angie gives a shout out to Minnesota Cup, BETA, and Pat Dillion from the MHTA. Matt name drops a couple people including Josh Susser with Cascadily and Louis Abramowski of HotLou and Evergreen

 

Sponsor:Thank you to Arthur Ventures for sponsoring this episode of The tech.mn Podcast. Arthur Ventures invests in B2B software founders beyond Silicon Valley and takes a partner approach to venture capital. They support tech entrepreneurship in Minnesota. You can learn more about them at their website and hear about their latest raise here

Socialstech.mn on TwitterKevin McArdle on TwitterJac Stark on TwitterAngie Eiliers on TwitterMatt Hardy on TwitterUR Turn on TwitterKidblog on Twitter

Links:UR TurnKidblog EdNorth

What is The tech.mn Podcast?

This is a podcast for tech in Minnesota. Kevin McArdle and Jac Stark set out to tell the stories of the individuals that make up the Minnesota Tech Community.