Starting early next year, City of Minneapolis Employment and Training in partnership with Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) will kick-off an innovative new approach to training workers for in-demand jobs in the growing technology sector by launching a series of Minneapolis Coding Bootcamps. The initiative came at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology and the Wadhwani Foundation.
Minnesota’s Premier Event for Entrepreneurs & Investors on October 1
Registration is open and the full agenda is available for this year’s signature event for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and investors, to be held on Wednesday, October 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference (now in its 28th year) has become one of the strongest such conferences in the country, with over $3.9 billion in capital raised by past conference presenting companies and over 400 attending each year.
DataBank appoints Chief Technology Officer
MHTA- DataBank Holdings, Ltd., a leading super-regional data center colocation and managed services provider, has announced the appointment of Bryan Porter as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Mr. Porter will direct all aspects of DataBank’s engineering and product development.
U of M drops VC plan in favor of seed-investment program
MHTA – The University of Minnesota has launched a first-of-its kind seed-investment program, the Discovery Capital Investment Program, to accelerate the transfer of university technology to the market by providing early-stage funding to startup companies based on university-discovered technology and innovation.
Group studies IT apprenticeship program
MHTA – A group of Minnesota technology employers has begun working with state labor and educational officials on an IT apprenticeship program called PIPELINE Project. The effort is being coordinated through the Minnesota Department of Labor with similar apprenticeship programs being designed in advanced manufacturing, health care and agriculture.