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Women Innovators sitting in a table
Nov 21, 2022

The 6th annual conference gave women innovators and other attendees a space to gather and connect while listening to keynote speeches by local entrepreneurs Mary Grove and Damaris Hollingsworth and attending breakout sessions to nurture their innovation skills.

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Steve Grove, Chair Jodi Hubler, Neela Molgaard, Myron Frans at a UMN health sciences makerspace
Nov 17, 2022

UMN is partnering with the State to inject $34.5 million into Minnesota’s early-stage businesses, helping to boost the state’s strong startup ecosystem.

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Mo Houtti, Stevie Chancellor, Loren Terveen, and Moyan Zhou working in front of a white board
Nov 11, 2022

Through a partnership with Cisco Systems, UMN computer scientists Stevie Chancellor and Loren Terveen are developing an AI chatbot to help reduce bias in video conference meetings.

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