BETA.MN Showcase startup events


One of Minnesota’s top startup events. 

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“Winning the Golden iPod propelled the visibility of Bus Stop Mamas. As a result, we are being approached by investors and are embarking on our first seed round.”

- Mary Kay, Bus Stop Mamas

Selection Criteria

Are you ready to debut your new product/service to BETA and 500+ of our closest friends? Showcase is a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from a dozen of the top emerging companies.


Showcase participation is reserved for startups in the BETA Cohort. 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 or Seed Stage financing



We understand that not all qualified startups are able to participate in the BETA Cohort. Exceptions may be made to accommodate teams wanting to participate solely in the Showcase.

We may bend the rules for: 

  • Startups based in Greater Minnesota
  • Rapidly scaling teams
  • Product-based businesses
  • Other shiny things that are fun to demo live


BETA.MN Showcase event

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BETA Showcase happens twice a year, one event in the spring and another during Twin Cities Startup Week. Subscribe to the BETA email to make sure you stay in the know!
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