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Monday, October 8 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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To support local innovators, build new Twin Cities connections, and improve access to the University of Minnesota, Visus is leading the planning process for Motley (motleympls.com). As with any new project, it is critical to gather input from the community and do hypothesis-testing as we define standards that support equity, sustainability, and innovation.
With over 15 acres of land involved in the project, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to plan a district that creates serendipitous collisions between startups, industry, students, researchers, local businesses, and global visitors!
Your feedback and insight will help us build a district that supports innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as other Twin Cities residents, for years to come.
Come enjoy a spectacular view of the Motley neighborhood from TCF Bank Stadium while sharing your perspectives on startup needs and the best way to grow a new, innovation-driven community!

Walking distance from the MN Cup Final Awards and Showcase, which starts immediately after our event.

Food and drinks will be provided.

2:00-2:15 Networking: Learn more about Motley while connecting to other TCSW attendees.
2:15-2:20 Motley Introduction: Executive Director Brandon Champeau gives an outline of the origin and evolution of Motley.
2:20-3:10 Panel Discussion with Q&A: Make It MSP director Matt Lewis facilitates a panel discussion among local startup experts, touching on opportunities for equity, healthcare, and startups in general within the Motley area, including audience Q&A.
3:10-4:00 Discussion Time: Facilitated table and Post-It discussions about key topics from Motley, from inclusion, to short-term priorities, to arts and culture in the community. One table will focus on the proposed Innovation Hub that will align startup, UMN, and Fortune 500 healthcare innovation in a new building near campus.

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Brandon Champeau

Executive Director, Visus
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Ben Ihde

Innovation Specialist, Visus Group
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Matt Lewis

Director, Make It. MSP. at GREATER MSP

Monday October 8, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
TCF Stadium Presidential Suite