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Minnesota Startup When I Work Raises $15M Series B Round

Some BIG news from When I Work today as the company announced a $15M Series B Round bringing total funding to $24M.

Last week the team found out during the company stand up… this is a photo of Chad Halvorson , CEO of When I Work, and Nick Solaro, Partner at Drive Capital, during lunch answering questions from the team.

Chad Halvorson, When I Work, Nick Solaro, Drive Capital

The press release is below.

This news follows our recent 100 employee celebration from a few weeks ago:

 

BIG day at @wheniwork... celebrating our team going past 100 employees #StartupLife #WereHiring

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Minnesota Morning… It’s Time

“It’s Time” is a phrase I used a few years ago (I don’t do New Year’s resolutions) as a reminder of what I needed to be thinking about. This year I went with “Change the game… and the rules”.

It’s time to do that.

The past few months with trips to Orlando and Dallas/Fort Worth and events likes SourceCon, Enterprise Rising, Midwest Capital Call, Midwest PHP, Dallas Startup Week, MinneBar and Hack the Gap… I’ve been a part of a couple hundred plus local, regional and national conversations on the topics of recruiting and retention from Startups to the Fortune 500.

I am going to be blunt about my main conclusion… at some point and I don’t know when many (most) people (particularly the “cool kids”, speakers and wannabe online experts) have gone bat shit crazy.

Maybe its because:

- the election cycle where everyone seems a bit nuts

- the social media hype machine many of us live/work in

- many are trying to “out do” the other person.

- the game many play with themselves about how many “likes” they can have on a photo, Tweet or post

- the pressure to produce

- the pressure to stay “cutting edge”

- their trying to make things look easy

- their trying to be “famous” or the next great keynote speaker

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Minnesota Morning: What Do You Really Want?

I saw a tech friend of mine at Beta.MN this week I had not seen in person in many months. Sure Twitter, Instagram and Facebook keep us informed… keep us in touch sort of, but not really. Not in an important way.

After the usual handshake and “man hug” I said:

I am going to skip “How are you doing” because I think through your posts I have an idea. What I want to know is, “How are you really doing, what’s the no BS answer”

My friend had a blank stare, one of those you know they are someplace else kind of looks. And for a long while they told me how they were really doing… there is a lot going on. After listening, giving a little advice and helping them get some perspective on things they flipped the question on me:

I am going to skip “What do you want” and ask you “What do you really want, what’s the no BS answer”

They could tell from the advice I was giving that there was a tone in some of my voice… that I had some things on my mind too. Things you don’t notice on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook updates.

It didn’t take me 20 seconds to answer. I knew right away what the answer was. Their short and not so simple advice:

Sounds good. Go get it. It’s time.

The next day I took a drive to Alexandria where I am practicing work/life integration. I’ve never been good at “balance” but I am an All Star integrator. My integration agenda for these four days:

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Minnesota Cup 2016 Starts Today

The Minnesota Cup kicks off today and below is a press release with a bunch of information on this years competition.

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Press Release:

ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATORS - PUT YOUR NEW BUSINESS CONCEPT IN PLAY WITH THE 2016 MN CUP!

The nation’s largest statewide new venture competition is accepting applications beginning March 21—for a chance to win a share of nearly $400,000!

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Recap: Sourcecon Fall 2015 Dallas

Yesterday I was on a flight a day early to Sourcecon Spring 2016 in Orlando and realized I never wrote about Sourcecon Fall 2015 in Dallas. Before I recap Dallas I am going to give some advice to those who are attending Sourcecon for the first time including a number of friends and colleagues from Minnesota.

DO NOT sit next to your coworkers… you see them every day. Sit next to, have dinner with and go to Happy Hour with people you do not know

DO follow along with #Sourcecon on Twitter

JOIN the Sourcecon Group On Facebook

DO say hey to those LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram friends you have not met in real life

DO NOT do the day job while at the event. You or your company spent a lot of $$$... soak it all in

DO have conversations like, “This is what I am doing to find (fill in the blank) how do you do it?” Peer sharing is easy at this event

DO ask “that question” during a session you are dying to ask but are too afraid to

DO have a good time

DO NOT have too a good a time :)

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30 Most Attractive Jobs On Tinder

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Here’s a type of survey I never thought I would link to but I should be getting used to the social media apps having this data… this one from Tinder, Tinder’s Most Right-Swiped Jobs.

Job and education details were added to the app in November 2015 and have they been compiling some data.

Most right-swiped jobs for men:

1. Pilot

2. Founder/Entrepreneur

3. Firefighter

4. Doctor

5. TV/Radio Personality

6. Teacher

7. Engineer

8. Model

9. Paramedic

10. College Student

11. Lawyer

12. Personal Trainer

13. Financial Advisor

14. Police Officer

15. Military

Most right-swiped jobs for women:

1. Physical Therapist

2. Interior Designer

3. Founder/Entrepreneur

4. PR/Communications

5. Teacher

6. College Student

7. Speech Language Pathologist

8. Pharmacist

9. Social Media Manager

10. Model

11. Dental Hygienist

12. Nurse

13. Flight Attendant

14. Personal Trainer

15. Real Estate Agent

I can hear the fellas tapping their screens changing their title to entrepreneur.

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