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 participants include BETA Cohort companies and a select number of additional startups. Teams must meet the following criteria:

  • Based in Minnesota
  • Able to demo a fully realized product or service

That's it! If you're a Minnesota entrepreneur and have made something cool, BETA Showcase could be for you.



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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