BETA.MN Bridge

Bridge

Minnesota has a unique concentration of Fortune 500s, plus a dynamic and emerging startup scene. Bridge is where the two meet.

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We met with a national strategic buyer during our meetings at Bridge, which have led to several meetings in Minnesota and San Francisco, with conversations still underway!”

- Angie, UR Turn

Selection Criteria

The combination of Minnesota’s Fortune 500s and its diverse and active startup ecosystem is a competitive advantage. BETA’s Bridge program—powered by Livefront—is where the two communities meet to explore new ways to work together.

In an afternoon 30+ startups shuffle through 20-minute introductory meetings with Minnesota’s largest and most active Fortune 1000s to begin conversations that may lead to a pilot, partnership, or acquisition. Participation in Bridge is free for everyone involved.

STARTUPS

BETA Alumni and startups participating in the BETA Cohort receive priority access to Bridge. 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 Seed Stage financing

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CORPORATIONS

Are you interested in getting your company involved in Bridge? We’re always looking for new enterprise opportunities to share with our startups.

Here’s a snapshot of the corporate partners that tend to get the most from this program:

  • C-Suite or senior leadership
  • Members of corporate innovation and corporate strategy teams
  • Business development
  • Corporate venture groups
  • IT/product development leads
  • Anyone responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships


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