Tech Cities



At the Intersection of Business and Technology in Minnesota

At Tech Cities, industry professionals, policy-makers, educators, and emerging talent connect and share perspectives on the state of Minnesota tech. Seating is limited and tickets do sell out. Get yours today!

Friday, March 8, 2019
12:30-6:00 pm

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Shiza Shahid

Keynote Speaker Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund; Founder, NOW Ventures

Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist, activist, and world-renowned impact leader. She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO, focusing on creating access to high-quality education for all children around the world.

Shiza is passionate about the future of technology and the powerful impact it can have on people’s lives, and actively invests in startups that have the potential to advance humanity.

About Tech Cities

Minnesota boasts a growing number of tech businesses and professionals. Tech-focused firms occupy half the spots on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list, offering an array of IT solutions, business analytics, and e-commerce services. Yet despite local resources, some companies have left the Twin Cities in search of tech talent and community.

Started in 2015 at the Carlson School of Management, Tech Cities focuses on the intersection of tech and business in Minnesota. Who's innovating? How is the state responding to the need for tech talent? What are the region's strengths and challenges when it comes to nurturing tech professionals and businesses? Members of the community share their insights on these and other topics in a setting that promotes mutual learning.

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Tech Cities Square

Leading the Tech Conversation

Carlson School of Management alum Steven Bruce of Adobe discusses how the Tech Cities conference started.

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