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MHTA Awarded $125,000 Grant to Launch A New SBIR/STTR Accelerator

Minneapolis, Minnesota — The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) was recently awarded a $125,000 grant from the Small Business Administration’s Federal and…

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Minnesota High Tech Association, MHTA, Unisys, tech tour, workforce

Funding Minnesota’s Future through Tech Tours and Scholarships

The prosperity of Minnesota’s future tech workforce begins when our current technology leaders invest in the generation that precedes them. The unfortunate…

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SciTechsperience SciTech STEM internships in Minnesota

The SciTechsperience Internship Program Launches its 2020 Program Year!

Minneapolis, Minnesota — The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) is proud to announce the start of the 2020 program year for its successful SciTechsperience…

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MHTA President and CEO Jeff Tollefson

A Note From Jeff

As I start Week 2 in my new role as MHTA President, I want to first express my gratitude for the warm welcome I’ve received from MHTA members and community…

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Change Up Your Game: Why it’s Important to Have a Coach

By Rachel Polson, partner at Baker Tilly and MHTA board member Over the years of watching my boys play baseball, I have seen them form a special bond with…

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Cassie Schmid with MHTA Tekne Award, Uponor

One Enchanted Evening: An Interview with Tekne Winner Uponor

There’s a special feeling that you get when sitting in a hushed ballroom, holding your breath in electric anticipation and awaiting the conclusion to that…

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Jeff Tollefson

Jeff Tollefson named as MHTA President

Jeff Tollefson, veteran technology leader and entrepreneur, named as Minnesota High Tech Association President MINNEAPOLIS, July 8, 2019 — The Minnesota High…

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Annual Spring Conference 2019 Ballroom Candid

Photos from Annual Spring Conference

A hearty thank you from MHTA to our Annual Spring Conference guest speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers—you packed a lot of  learning, meetups, demos…

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Vijay Ramanathan

Annual Spring Conference Speaker Preview: Data Security in a Zero-Trust World

By Katie Walter for MHTA I remember buying a car seat for my son and learning the term “side vehicle intrusion protection”: Whoa, wait, we have to think about…

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Senthil Kumaran

Get inspired by predictive and presumptive analytics at MHTA’s Annual Spring Meeting

Senthil Kumaran is CTO of virtuwell by HealthPartners. He’ll talk about why virtuwell uses data to forecast demand and how it produces better outcomes.

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Anne Steiner

MHTA Annual Spring Conference Speaker Preview: Anne Steiner pushes back on Agile processes

Anne Steiner will get provocative at the MHTA Annual Spring Conference May 9, when she digs into the critical missing piece in many Agile approaches. Here’s a…

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Domingo Huh

MHTA Annual Spring Conference Speaker Preview: Putting the User First in AI-Enabled Experience

Domingo Huh, Lead UX Visual Designer at Thomson Reuters, will present “Collaborative personalization at scale and AI-enabled experiences” at the MHTA Annual…

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Transitioning from an advisory board to a board of directors

Utilizing an advisory board is a great way to help your company get off the ground and leverage the experience of other industry professionals to help address…

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PIPELINE Dual Training Grants Available

The Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program is an innovative approach to address current and future…

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Cyberstates: Tech employment grows in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology-related employment in Minnesota grew by more than 4,800 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector…

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MHTA launches president & CEO search

MHTA is partnering with Ballinger | Leafblad to conduct the search for our next President and CEO.  The role calls for a leader who seeks to make an impact in…

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TechTalent Preview: Q&A with Target’s Mike McNamara

Target CIO Mike McNamara will deliver a keynote address at TechTalent Feb. 28. Here’s a look at his perspective on the local technology community and his…

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Dean Alvin Abraham

Tech Talent Preview: Q&A with UST’s Alvin Abraham

  Dean Alvin Abraham of the Dougherty Family College (DFC) at the

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