Be Inspired

Twin Cities Startup Week is one of the largest free entrepreneurial events in the United States. Over 17,000 attendees participate in 200+ events focused on educating, networking, and inspiring Twin Cities entrepreneurs.

The Fly-in Program started as a radical hypothesis that if we asked quality candidates to join us for TCSW to see a glimpse of what the region has to offer, they would relocate here to live, work, and play. We discovered our hypothesis was correct.


The TCSW 2021 Fly-in Program

This year, we're bringing back an in-person Fly-in Program! Participants will be reimbursed for flights for the week of TCSW (September 17-24) and will experience all the excitement of TCSW — workshops, networking, community events — plus special perks specifically for the Fly-In Program, including city tours and arts & music events to showcase why the Twin Cities is a great place to live, work, and play.

Get the VIP Treatment

Fly-in Program participants receive a VIP pass to the entire week including special networking events. We’ll help you create a bespoke itinerary of activities that will show you the best of the Twin Cities.

Experience the Arts & Culture of the Twin Cities

In addition to free VIP access to TCSW, Fly-in participants receive a curated schedule of content just for them. Network with hiring companies, and learn about all aspects of the Twin Cities from housing to schools, to music and media at our weekend arts & culture programming and weekly Fly-in Meetups during the week.

Find Your Next Big Investment

Many of today’s Fortune 100 companies were once startups launched in the Twin Cities. As a Fly-in participant you’ll have the opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs who may be building the next Target, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy, Cargill… you get the point.

What Past Participants Say


“The fly-in program put a spotlight on the growth and viability of the Twin Cities, as well as how incredibly welcoming and supportive the community would be.”


“I discovered how friendly and clean the city is, how diverse the local industry is, and how many job opportunities there are [for someone like me]. The Twin Cities is very underrated!”

"Through the Fly-in Program, I was able to meet my future employer. I attended a panel and then a month later I received a job offer."
"The Fly-in Program showed me that there is an exciting and innovative community in the Twin Cities and the program organizers connected me with an awesome job that I love."
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