BETA Board Member
Ryan Broshar is the co-founder and General Partner for Matchstick Ventures - an early-stage venture capital fund that focuses on the North and the Rockies.
Prior to Matchstick, Ryan was the co-founder of BETA and Twin Cities Startup Week. He also was the Founder of Techstars in the Twin Cities with the Techstars Retail Accelerator w/ Target. He currently resides with his young family in St. Paul, MN.
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.