Alex Skjong

BETA Team Member

Managing Editor

Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and He is also the producer and host of The Podcast.

When he’s not writing, editing, or podcasting, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).

Alex-Skjong headshot


BETA.MN Original Founders

Our History

BETA was founded in 2013 by Reed Robinson, Ryan Broshar, and Justin Cox with a simple vision — to celebrate the efforts of local tech founders. We hosted our first event — the BETA Showcase — in January 2014. We found a venue, invited the active startups in our network, and convinced 200+ of our closest friends to see what our startup community is all about.

Though the organization has expanded into a variety of offerings, the mission has never changed. BETA brings people together to support and celebrate the efforts of Minnesota-based entrepreneurs. We do that to increase the likelihood of their success and to inspire others to join in the action.

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