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Minnesota Morning: That Time When A Fresh Blanket Of Snow Gives Perspective


Minnesota Snow, Lake Minnetonka 

Over the past weeks I have been having a lot of conversations with myself… what I jokingly call a company meeting of me, myself and I. For 20+ years I have been a solopreneur and while blessed with very smart friends who have my back I can’t always call them when I have something on my mind.

Sometimes I need to figure it out on my own. This is one of those times.

The photo above is after a recent decent sized snow storm left a fresh blanket of snow on the lake. At first I had this feeling of dread… that spring was pushed off a little further down the road. Then I reminded myself that without the snow (and spring rain) we have lower lake levels. That this blanket of snow was a good thing.

The next “feeling” I had was that this was like a clean slate… a fresh white board if even for a few hours or day until the snowmobilers would go out and create new tracks.

And that… the fresh start and laying down new tracks struck me hard.

The past months, maybe a year, I have felt unsettled with my work. Mostly that I am seeing there are “holes” to fill and I’m not sure how to fill them, if I have time to fill them or if I can fill them.

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MSP On Deck Podcast #16: Jenna Pederson Founder Of 612 Software Foundry, Mary Grove And Rise Of The Rest, Upsie Funding And Minnesota TechStars Connections

 

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This episode we have a special guest… Jenna Pederson. You may have seen Jenna at Minnedemo (she’s a member of the Minnestar board), a Twin Cities Geekettes event (she helped start it), Hack the Gap (co founder), CoCo (long time member) or as the founder of 612 Software Foundry. She is a frequent speaker and strong supporter of the MN tech scene. By day Jenna is full stack developer and consultant and as worked with a number of groups including Pivot Interactives, Kidizen, and Kinetic Data.

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Casey Allen, Jenna Pederson, Kathy Grayson, Paul DeBettignies

We start with some really good news… Mary Grove who many in our area know through her work with Google for Entrepreneurs and Silicon North Stars is joining Revolution and Rise of the Rest and moving (back) to Minneapolis. This was started by Steve Case a few years ago to support and invest in companies not on the coasts including an ongoing tour that was in Minneapolis in 2014.

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MSP On Deck Podcast #15: Loup Ventures 1st Fund, Amazon HQ2 Top 20 Rant, CoCo Pitch Night And Fueled Collective And Non Minnesota VC’s Investing In MN Tech And Startups

 

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We have an awkward beginning to this episode of MSP On Deck. Specifically… Casey and I, mostly me, could not get it together and focus. Kathy says, “OK, 3 seconds” and we’re supposed to be quiet so Casey can add the intro music before he publishes an episode. Except Casey and I, mostly me, could not accomplish this task.

I thought it was hilarious.

I was the only one to think so.

We start this episode talking about Loup Venture closing their first fund. What it means locally and nationally and what being a researched focused VC firm means.

A transition to Amazon HQ2 Top 20 and that Minneapolis/St Paul is not on the list. Which… is something I was hoping we would be on. I didn’t think we would be the home of HQ2 but I did say months ago and still do today that for perception sake we needed to be a “finalist”. As I mention on the podcast I really would like to see what the “restrained” bid looked like. We talk a bit about other finalists and cities in the Midwest. Thanks (again) to Kathy and Casey for tolerating… letting me ramble a bit.

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