BETA.MN Backers series


Looking to add fuel to the fire? BETA’s Backers series connects early-stage funders with the top emerging startups.


Backers was super valuable. I met other investors from the region. And the rapid-fire intros to the startups gave me exactly what I needed to figure out if I wanted to learn more.”

- Andrew, Loup Ventures

Selection Criteria

Looking to add fuel to the fire? BETA Backers connects early-stage investors with Minnesota’s top emerging startups. The program includes both pitches and time for investors to meet privately with selected companies to learn more about their business.


BETA Alumni and startups participating in the BETA Cohort receive priority access to Backers. Exceptions may be made to accommodate teams from Greater Minnesota along with other rapidly scaling startups.

Most teams meet the following criteria:

  • First-time founders
  • Working full time on their startup
  • Based in the Greater Twin Cities Metro Area
  • With a scalable tech-enabled product or service
  • That is in market/able to be sold
  • Either bootstrapping or preparing for Pre-Seed & Seed Stage financing

Apply to Backers

Are you an early stage investor interested expanding your access to Minnesota-based startups? We’d love to have you participate in the next Backers event!

Active investors meeting any of the following criteria are encouraged to reach out:

  • Accredited angel investors
  • Pre-Seed Stage angel groups
  • Pre-Seed Stage venture groups
  • Seed Stage angel groups
  • Seed Stage venture groups
  • Series A Stage venture groups
  • High net worth individuals wanting to learn more about angel investing

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