TechdotMN founder Mike Bollinger interviewed Starting 11 co-founder Amanda Heyman at the 2017 Beta.mn event.
Starting 11 CMO and co-founder Amanda Heyman pitched Starting 11 during the 2017 Twin Cities Startup Week Women's Pitch Fest. Amanda gave a 3-minute pitch to an audience of over 300 people at the University of Minnesota McNamara Center on October 9.
The third annual Women’s Pitch Fest, hosted by WE*, featured 18 women entrepreneurs and was organized by Capita3. The Pitch Fest took place after the Minnesota Cup competition finale event, where Starting 11 was honored as the High Tech Division Winner.
Watch Amanda's pitch here (video courtesy of TECHdotMN):
Thanks to Beta.mn for a fantastic night with the local startup community. We had a chance to tell our story and hear direct feedback and questions from hundreds of interested attendees.
The most frequently asked question was "How do you play?" -- and we have all the answers in the short video below. Take a look and also check out our FAQ section.
Starting 11 is the winner of the Minnesota Cup High Tech Division! We are so proud of our team and excited to keep moving forward in the competition.
“We were honored to be in the same company with the high tech division semifinalists, and especially the finalists, Extempore and Team Genius, both of whom would have been deserving winners," said Starting 11 CEO Teague Orgeman. "And we’re very grateful to the MN Cup and its judges for this opportunity.”
We'll be competing for the Minnesota Cup's $50,000 Grand Prize on October 9. Good luck and congratulations to all the Division Winners!
We're giving away a PL shirt to the user that scores the most points in September!
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Starting 11 is proud to announce that our team has earned a finalist spot in the Minnesota Cup venture competition's high tech division. Minnesota Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the nation, with entrepreneurs competing in eight divisions.
Over 500 teams entered MN Cup this year, with only 24 teams advancing to the final round. Over $450,000 in prize money is at stake.
Starting 11 is one of 2017's 3 high tech division finalists along with language-learning startup Extempore and youth tryout app Team Genius.
One winner and one runner-up from each of the eight divisions will be announced in late September. Each division runner-up will receive $5,000, while division winners receive $30,000 and a shot at the $50,000 grand prize and $20,000 second prize to be awarded at the MN Cup awards celebration on October 9 at the University of Minnesota.
More than 13,000 Minnesotans have participated in MN Cup since it began 13 years ago. Finalists have gone on to raise more than $230 million in capital to support the development of their ideas, create jobs, and broker numerous business partnerships, collaborations and distribution agreements.
Learn more at www.mncup.org.