Answers to all TCSW questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all your TCSW 2022 questions here.

What is Twin Cities Startup Week?

As the second-largest startup week in the United States, Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW) inspires, equips, and connects entrepreneurs and potential startup founders to start and grow businesses. More than 20,000 registered attendees participate in 200+ events focused on educating, networking, and inspiring Twin Cities entrepreneurs.

A week of inclusive events designed for teaching, reflecting, networking, and celebrating diverse innovators, TCSW takes place at various locations across the city to showcase Minnesota as a center of innovation — the Startup Capital of the North. 

Event programming typically consists of workshops, sessions, networking, and opening and closing celebrations with partner organizations including MNCup, the MEDA Challenge, the Minnesota Startup Awards, and more.

What do I get out of it?

TCSW is what you make it. A General Admission ticket gets you access to all events including opening and closing celebrations (you can attend as many or as few as you’d like). Programming covers a variety of industries including sales and marketing, founder stories, EdTech, fintech, and more.

Whether you’re a tried and true founder or just curious about entrepreneurship there’s a session for you. If you're specifically looking for connection, you're in the right place. With attendees ranging from greater Minnesota to across the country via our Fly-In Program, there's no shortage of introductions to be had. 

I don’t know much about startups. Should I attend? Yes! TCSW provides a space for founders to network and share and for those who are startup-curious to learn more about starting a business. Programming is aimed at educating and inspiring entrepreneurs of all stripes. 
I don’t live in the Twin Cities. Should I attend?

Yes! Check out our Fly-In Program application, where we fly in candidates who are interested in learning more about the Twin Cities. You'll see this area is a great spot for you to live, work, and play. So far, 44 participants in the program have agreed and relocated to Minnesota.

We'll also be broadcasting all TCSW 2022 sessions live on a digital platform so you can tune in from anywhere.

Is TCSW 2022 going to be in-person or virtual?

TCSW 2022 is a hybrid event. Main stage sessions will streamed on a digital platform as well as welcoming in-person attendees and other sessions will either be in-person or live-stream only.

The TCSW 2022 schedule will include information on each session so you don't miss a thing.