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Minneapolis Industry Connect

October 9 @ 2:30 pm - October 10 @ 5:30 pm CDT


Industry Connect programs leverage existing industry tradeshows and conferences. Through a program before the tradeshow, the Great Lakes I-Corps Hub offers guidance to teams on how to introduce themselves, talk to technology decision-makers, set up follow-on meetings, acquire feedback, and identify key milestones. Teams then participate in a tradeshow to apply the skills they have acquired.

Before you attend the MD&M conference, Minneapolis Industry Connect will provide you with essential networking and customer discovery skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Receive guidance on how to approach and talk to corporate partners and customers at a tradeshow event to get valuable information without giving away your “secret sauce”.
  • Obtain feedback on how to effectively deliver a team/company introduction in thirty seconds.
  • Network with medical device entrepreneurs, investors, and industrial leaders from across the Midwest and obtain expert advice on commercializing early stage technology.

Event Schedule

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: October 9, 2:30-5:30 PM CT
  • Dinner and Panel Session: October 9, 5:30-7:30 PM CT
  • Closing Session: October 10, 4:00-5:00 PM CT


Please fill out the following application and you will be contacted by program staff regarding acceptance. Questions can be directed to info@greatlakesicorps.org




October 9 @ 2:30 pm CDT
October 10 @ 5:30 pm CDT
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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
(612) 625-5000
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University of Minnesota
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