Google Demo Day Watch Party
Wednesday, March 28, 11:30am—2:00pmMinneapolis - Downtown
Join us to watch Google Demo Day. We’ll cheer on COCO member Kent Cavender-Bares as he pitches his company Rowbot.
Lunch will be provided!
More about Google Demo Day
Each year, Google brings together a group of compelling investable companies, from around the world to highlight innovative technology and drive investment beyond Silicon Valley.
Startups are nominated by partners within the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network. Google teams review the startups and select them based on the strength of the team, execution and traction, and their growth potential.
Learn more about the selected startups here.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00pm—10:00pmMinneapolis - Downtown
Minnesota Tech Founders Respect & Recognition
Thursday, April 5, 6:00pm—8:00pmMinneapolis - Downtown
Join us for an evening with peer Minnesota tech founders over drinks and apps. We’ll pay respects to all founders present and recognize our guests of honor who are the repeat, return, and serial entrepreneurs of our community. Free for founders.
Hosted by: TECHdotMN // Jeff Pesek & Mike Bollinger
Coffee & Closers: Learn from Local Sales Leaders
Tuesday, April 10, 9:00am—10:30amMinneapolis - Downtown
This Month’s Speaker: Lindsey McCracken, Software Account Executive, IBM
Lindsey McCracken is one of the best sales closers in tech. Prior to launching BeBG, I worked side by side with her. We would tag up on deals and I would witness sales execution like I had never seen before. I’ve witnessed her take a stalled client to $5m in year over year revenue, I’ve experienced her selling $3.5m to folks that previously had NO interest in her companies SaaS platform and year after year I would see her name at the top of the leaderboard boasting 200% over quota statistics. Lindsey McCracken is my idol, come & learn how to close new business from one of the greats.
A little more about Coffee & Closers
If learning how to increase revenue and make more money for your business is a skill you’ve been looking to acquire or fine-tune, please join us for the morning at Fueled Collective Downtown Minneapolis. The goal of this ongoing series is for attendees to hear from top sales experts, and to learn about unique processes, tools and tips to successfully grow sales revenue for your business. Each month, a successful sales executive will be interviewed, and share his or her experience and challenges to help attendees better understand how local companies such as When I Work, Fision, and Infor went from good to great in terms of company growth.
At this event, you’ll experience an inspiring and lively networking environment and be able to walk away with information and insights that you can put to work immediately. This series is for anyone who wants to improve their sales processes and techniques – small businesses, entrepreneurs, intraprenuers, solopreneurs, nerds, creators, and inventors! And bring your business cards – plenty of time for networking.
Coffee & Closers is created & hosted by Mickeli Bedore of the Bedore Business Group, our partner sponsor.
Scrappy, Swift Tools to Make Smart Decisions
Wednesday, April 18, 9:00am—10:00amMinneapolis - Downtown
Every business leader makes roughly 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. We can ignore the small decisions or even turn them into routines to take them off our plate entirely—they just don’t matter much. But what about the big ones—the big decisions with the mid to long-term implications? There’s always a risk that our emotions will come into play. Or random error—without us ever knowing it.
Successful leaders use decision tools because they know this makes decision making easier and more effective.
Bring your business issue with you to Scrappy, Swift Tools to Make Smart Decisions on Wednesday, April 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at COCO Minneapolis and get ready to put clever decisions tools to work for you and your business.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Understand the limitations that every brain is susceptible to when making decisions by playing a game.
- Get proven analytical approaches to evaluate alternatives.
- Practice what you’ve learned by applying the tools to the decision of your choice.
SMARTshots™ Decision Deck (5 proven tricks and tools that aid expert decision-making)
About SMARTshots™ | Essentials for Leaders:
Fuel your mind with SMARTshots™—razor focused workshops that deliver bursts of best practices in less than an hour. When time is tight, stakes are high, and new ideas and tools are needed to lead and grow your business, start your day with SMARTshots.
From Copy to Copywriting: The Importance of Humor in Marketing
Thursday, April 19, 9:30am—11:00amMinneapolis - Downtown
Albert Einstein once said, “Laughing is more important than every formula ever created.” Okay, he didn’t say that. But we wish he did.
Laughing is important, and humor can be used as a powerful tool in many situations. Humor helps us make sense of chaos using new perspectives. It enables us to discuss taboo topics with a sense of comfort. Laughing even leads to a number of health benefits. And who doesn’t like rewatching 30 Rock?
But humor can also be used for more practical situations — especially within the creative industry.
In this engaging workshop, you’ll join writer, comedian, marketing strategist, and Minnesota native Jon Savitt to examine how comedy is used in marketing and why it leaves such a positive impact. The best part? You’ll walk away with tangible ways to apply humor to your everyday projects — even if you’re not a professional comedian. Takeaways like how you can improve customer loyalty, create more shareable content, build a more memorable brand, and more. You’ll even have the opportunity to participate in a top secret branding activity with other workshop attendees.
Start the day off with a laugh and join us at COCO on April 19th.
Jon Savitt | @savittj
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Jon Savitt is a writer and comedian currently living in Washington D.C. His work has been featured in various outlets including The Washington Post, TIME, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, MTV News, Funny or Die and more. He’s also a past contributor to Good Mythical Morning, one of YouTube’s most popular talk shows with 12.7+ million subscribers and 3.7+ billion lifetime views. In addition to comedy, Jon is a copywriter and content strategist who has worked with clients ranging from startups to nonprofits, and even NBA players. He received his B.A. from Indiana University. Find him on Twitter @Savittj.
Learn and network at Fueled Collective
WordPress Wednesdays is a group of WordPress designers, developers, and users that work collectively at Fueled Collective. The group rotates to a different location to work, network, socialize and ask questions. Pull up a chair and join them! Keep up with their weekly location here.
One-on-one Business Advising
We are partnering with SCORE Minneapolis to bring business advising to Fueled Collective. Every Tuesday at Fueled Collective Downtown, we’ll have 50-minute member slots available at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm. Experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business and can help you sort through your business challenges so that you can make a well thought through business decision. Reserve an appointment here.
Blockchain Thursdays is a weekly workgroup that congregates at Fueled Collective Downtown every Thursday. Anyone currently working on or interested in blockchain is welcome and encouraged to join! Meet others at Fueled Collective working on blockchain and cryptocurrency and have a network to bounce questions and ideas off of. Email the organizer.